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Caring for Your Business’s Server Room


When you run a business, you obviously have many things to think about. There’re your profits, the cost to run your establishment, your employees’ morale, your customer service, etc. So the last thing that’s probably on your mind is your office’s server room, right? Unless you are an IT company, you likely don’t give it much thought at all.

Unfortunately, neglecting this area of your business can have terrible consequences, which we’ll get to below. Read on to learn more, and turn to us when you want quality, reliable, server room cooling!

Don’t Ignore Your Server Room Cooling

As we said above, it’s easy to forget about your server room needs, with everything else you have to think about. But you really do want to give it some consideration. And no, leaving the door open to the computer or server room isn’t the answer. It won’t let enough heat exit the room. A fan won’t do much good either.

Lastly, no, your building’s central air conditioner isn’t going to cut it! You need a specific system and setup that is designed to pull heat out of the server room and return chilled air.

Only Trust the Pros

Your office building may have a general “handyman” who can help with burnt-out lightbulbs and other small tasks around the office. But unless they have specific training in refrigeration, they’re simply not equipped to handle the complexities involved with server room cooling.

For one, only training professionals know how to get just the right amount of cooling in your office and server room. Did you know you can actually have too much cooling? Computer equipment functions in an optimal temperature range and anything outside of that range can damage these intricate systems, whether it’s too hot or too cold.

This range will depend on the equipment your business uses, how much heat it gives off, and how much equipment you have. Only a trained professional will be able to accurately calculate how much cooling you need.

Consider Airflow

Inside a server room, there needs to be an accurate balance of airflow in order to keep equipment properly cooled. If cabinets are left empty, it can disrupt circulation and therefore impact the effectiveness of your server room cooling. Be sure that you don’t move equipment around or add more equipment without having your server room cooling needs assessed.

Don’t Forget Maintenance!

Last but not least, don’t forget about commercial HVAC maintenance. Server room cooling, just like any other type of air conditioning, is not a “one and done” service. You want your equipment to always operate at optimal levels, and this isn’t possible if you let it keep running year after year without careful attention.

Routine server room and commercial AC maintenance are vital. Be sure to schedule your appointment today if you haven’t had your systems inspected and cleaned in over a year. Annual tune-ups are key to keeping your commercial cooling system and server room cooling system in great shape.

For professional commercial HVAC in Lakewood, CA contact Greenleaf Heating & Cooling today!

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