When Buying an Air Conditioner for a Restaurant – part 1

Air conditioning units come in a variety of types and sizes. Ending up with the wrong one may cost you more money and a lot of frustration in the long run. Here are some things you need to consider before you make that purchase.

The Right Size

What size air conditioning unit to get will depend mostly on the size of your room. What you would need to look for is the air conditioner with the appropriate British Thermal Unit (BTU) rating. Consider also the temperature of the room: a sunnier room will require a unit with a higher BTU rating. Generally, a room of about 100 sq. ft. will need around 5,000 BTU. As for example Daikin air conditioning to cool the restaurant’s common area and the kitchen main cooking area.

Ease of Installation

Portable air conditioning units require no installation. For other types, you usually need the help of professionals. Check also the amperage of the unit. You may need a dedicated electrical line for units with higher amperage (greater than 7.5 amps). You may need plug adaptors for your unit, so be sure to check if they are included.

Read When Buying an Air Conditioner for a Restaurant – part 2