Before proceeding with the installation of an air conditioner in a store, it is necessary to determine the required cooling capacity. It depends on the number of refrigerators and other equipment, the size of windows, lighting, the approximate number of visitors, the heating system, etc. If possible, the air conditioning and ventilation parameters should be set at the design stage of the room — this will avoid a number of complications. A good specialist will offer an air conditioning system that will meet all climatic requirements and will not violate the design of the store.
For air conditioning a very small shop or stall, the best way out may be window air conditioner. Despite the fact that many have brought such air conditioners into the category of anachronisms, they can be indispensable in a meat or dairy pavilion. The fact is that showcases-refrigerators radiate a fairly large amount of heat. Given the small volume of the room, it turns into a real sauna, and since window air conditioner does not require expensive tools and qualified specialists for its installation, it is the most economical solution.
Split and multisplit systems: all models
However, for cooling a large store or department store, the option of using a window air conditioner is unacceptable. This air conditioner is tied to the window opening, and therefore reduces the illumination, and in large areas, the cooled air will be distributed unevenly. In this case, it is best to use a ducted air conditioner or a multi-split system with a cassette-type indoor unit.
Using duct air conditioner distribution of air throughout the premises is carried out through a system of air ducts, which are placed under the false ceiling. With the help of air ducts, it is possible to release cooled or heated air in two, three, five, ten or more places, if necessary, distributing it to several rooms at once. In addition, the duct air conditioner has the ability to supply fresh air from the street in the volumes necessary for proper ventilation. A significant disadvantage of the “ducts” is that they are somewhat more expensive than other split systems, and in addition, their installation requires the presence of suspended ceilings.
Cassette air conditioners also installed behind a false ceiling. Cassette air conditioners direct cooled or heated air horizontally along the ceiling in four directions at once. The strength of the flow in each direction is regulated separately, which allows you to distribute air more evenly throughout the room and avoid direct flow to people. A cassette air conditioner is placed above the center of the trading floor, thanks to which the store maintains the most even temperature background.
Small shops can use wall-mounted split system. To date, this is the most common model of air conditioners, it is produced by absolutely all existing companies. True, you can use a wall-mounted split system only in one room — for two, or even more so three, it is no longer enough.
In “glass” stores and other stores, the walls of which are not suitable for mounting wall-mounted indoor units, and there is no false ceiling, they will come in handy ceiling air conditioners. As the name implies, these air conditioners are mounted directly to the ceiling, and direct the flow of cooled air horizontally along the ceiling — otherwise, due to the high air flow rate, people in the immediate vicinity of the air conditioner could catch a cold.
However, in each case, the choice of air conditioning requires an individual approach, and it is best to seek the advice of a specialist.