London Cool specialises in the hire or sale of portable cooling units for business and industry. Keeping business-critical computer or server rooms cool 24/7 is vital to ensure the continuity of processes and access to data. IT equipment generates considerable heat and must be maintained within a prescribed temperature and relative humidity range and is also sensitive to humidity and dust. We have portable split air conditioners and spot coolers for hire or sale which can help maintain critical conditions in small, medium or large data centres or server rooms.
An air conditioner is an appliance, system, or mechanism that is designed to extract heat from an area using a refrigeration cycle. A complete system of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning is referred to as HVAC. Its purpose is to provide comfort conditions during hot days and nights. Air-conditioning units pump out thermostatically controlled cool air that has been chilled through heat extraction.
Portable Air Conditioning units which have flexible cold air outlet tubes are normally called 'spot coolers' and are designed to create an umbrella of cool air. The position of that umbrella is determined by the direction of the flexible cold air outlet tube, often referred to as a nozzle. This unit is ideal for cooling individual work stations or, more especially critical areas such as IT, Data Centres and Server Rooms. As well as cooling the air, the moisture is re-condensed out of the air and collected in an integral water reservoir that is emptied manually. An automatic condensate pump can be fitted as an extra.
Hose systems 'Air-to-Air' and 'Monoblock' are vented to the outside via air ducts. The 'monoblock' version collects the water in a tank or tray and should stop when full. The Air-to-Air version re-evaporates the water and discharges it through the ducted hose and can hence run longer between tank emptying. The hose (s) must discharge outside the area being cooled, via a partially open window or door, or sometimes into a false ceiling. We can provide an installation service to make holes through walls where possible.
HVAC stands for 'heating, ventilation, and air conditioning' and is sometimes referred to as 'climate control' and is particularly important in the design of medium to large industrial and office buildings and in marine environments. The three functions of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning are closely interrelated. All seek to provide thermal comfort, acceptable indoor air quality, and reasonable installation, operation, and maintenance costs. HVAC systems can provide ventilation, reduce air infiltration, and maintain pressure relationships between spaces. How air is delivered to, and removed from spaces is known as room air distribution.
Portable air conditioners come in three forms, split, hose exhaust, and evaporative. The main uses/advantages of Portable Air Conditioning are:
A split system has an indoor unit on wheels connected to an outdoor unit via flexible pipes, similar to a permanently fixed installed unit. Split system room Air Conditioners come as either refrigerant based or water cooled.