Have you ever walked into the house of someone who plays video games on their PC? You likely noticed that the heat from that computer alone warmed the house on a cold day. This gives you a real-life example of just how much heat computers and internet servers can generate.
Most commercial businesses utilize some form of technology. If you’re a business that uses a larger amount of network server resources, you likely need a server room. And, if you didn’t know this already, those servers will produce a lot of heat.
Heat and computer servers don’t mix. So if you need to install a reliable server room cooling system in Whittier, you’re in the right place to get started.
What Is a Server Room For?
Server rooms are the spaces in your commercial or industrial building that hold the servers which manage your network. The room that holds your servers needs to be set up to keep the servers safe. This means it has to account for network connectivity and power, room temperature, humidity control, and more.
How Much Heat a Server Generates
A single server can provide functionality to multiple (up to hundreds of) computers. Ultimately, the number of servers you need, and how big your server room is, will depend on the size of your commercial business needs. That said, the more servers you have, the more heat you’ll have to handle.
Even a small server room needs a specific type of cooling system. Why? Well, the average server is going to produce up to 12,000 BTU/hr of heat. Add more servers and you get more heat. For a real-life example of just how much that warmth adds up to, you can look at Amazon. In 2017, they were looking to use the heat produced by a nearby data tower, the Westin Building, to heat their building.
So, unless you’re looking to repurpose your heat to warm up the business next door, you need a way to deal with it. And trust us when we say a fan and your building’s AC unit won’t be enough.
Why Server Room Cooling Systems Are Needed
The server room for your business needs to be kept cool throughout the year. The air conditioner for your building isn’t going to be able to provide that since it’s going to be turned on when a certain temperature is reached.
Server room coolers function all day, every day, all year long. They regulate the temperature of the server room to a safe one that will prevent damage or even a meltdown of your servers.
Along with this, a server room cooler is going to keep a handle on the humidity level in the room. It’s easy to understand that computer servers and moisture don’t mix.
Installing a server room cooling system isn’t a quick or easy job. You need the right tools and training to get the job done. This is something that our team is here to provide.
We can help with the installation of your next commercial system. Contact Greenleaf Heating & Cooling to schedule an appointment.