Commercial Air Conditioning Systems
Have the perfect indoor climate in your home every day of the year with an air-conditioning installation that heats, cools, and ventilates…
Whisper quiet, state of the art technology. Home air conditioning can reduce your heating energy bills and now via the “Green Deal” the Government has cash back incentives and ways of off-setting heating air conditioning installation costs. Airflow Southwest supply and install the latest systems in homes throughout Devon & Cornwall
For more information on our air conditioning cooling and heating air conditioning systems for your home, get in touch
Air conditioning is a vital component in modern offices, with a key role in helping businesses maintain a productive working environment. Air Conditioners do more than cool the air, they also purify and dehumidify removing dust and moisture and creating cool, clean, breathable air. Some models also incorporate heaters which make them a good all year round investment.
Airflow Southwest provides air conditioning for small commercial applications in Devon and Cornwall.
We offer competitive priced quotations for the supply, install and maintenance of air conditioning, once we asses the size and heat gain in your chosen location we will provide you with the necessary units. We work closely with our clients to find the best solution for their business, taking into account budgets, running costs, energy efficiency and the impact that the work itself will have.
Offering expert advice on every aspect of air conditioning. From fully installed systems to portable air conditioning both free standing and semi-installed we also offer air handling units which, in conjunction with existing or new ducting can supply cooled or warmed Air for varied applications.
Office refurbs are a convenient time to get an air conditioning / heating system installed. Various system types can be installed without distruption to your office schedule.
New Commercial Developments
We undertake installs on new commercial (and residential) developments and can assist with the planning and design of systems.
IT & Server Rooms
Modern precision air-conditioning systems reliably look after your IT. Unlike comfort air conditioners, which provide air conditioning for offices, for example, they not only ensure the right temperature, but regulate air humidity and therefore prevent electrostatic charge as well.
Precision air-conditioning systems are designed for failure-free, continuous operation over many years. Compact versions in rack size can fit anywhere. They work away quietly, reliably and exceptionally economically to keep your IT available at all times.
Since 1st January 2015, it has been illegal to use R22 refrigerant to maintain or repair your air conditioning. If your system was installed before 2004, you should be planning to replace it as soon as possible.
While it is still legal to operate your system, the legislation makes it illegal to use additional R22 gas in maintenance and repairs. That means if you run into a problem, it is likely to be impossible to repair.
Maintenance & Repair
Regular periodic servicing of air conditioning units is strongly advised. This is to ensure it is as safe, efficient and effective as it was when installed. We also provide an onsite repair service if anything does go wrong.
Office Air Conditioning Installation
Whether your project is an office refurbishment or new development, we can install a bespoke air conditioning system to meet your needs. As well as air conditioning for entire offices, we provide self-contained solutions for single spaces, including server rooms, customer areas and specialised facilities.
Ranging from single-room offices to large multi-storey developments, we have years of experience installing air conditioning in commercial buildings. We install all types of system, including single split systems, mutli-splits, VRF/VRV and chillers.
When working in your office, we put your business first and keep disruption to a minimum. Before starting out, we communicate closely with you to arrange a works schedule that suits your business needs. Depending on availability, we can normally provide an out-of-hours service if requested.
We also regularly work alongside large site teams and build effective relationships with architects, office fit-out teams, builders, engineers and other contractors. You can rely on Airflow Southwest to complete our installation according to the programme and enable your project to be completed on time.
Commercial Air Conditioning to Suit Your Budget
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) account for over 50% of energy use in commercial buildings. You can make long-term cost savings by upgrading outdated equipment or installing a more efficient system. The air conditioning units we install are ideal for modern, eco-friendly businesses, seeking to reduce their energy bills and carbon footprints.
Office air conditioning also needs to match your business image. We can build systems to seamlessly blend in with your office design and branding, using wall- or ceiling-mounted units in a range of colours and styles. Control panels can be placed wherever it’s most convenient and modern air conditioning systems can also be managed using PCs, tables and smartphones.
Air Con System Types
All the air conditioners that we install also provide an extremely efficient heating function. Indeed, they are so efficient that when used for domestic applications the government charges just 5% VAT.
Ceiling mounted 'cassette' units are another good option for shops and restaurants. Although they are slightly more expensive than wall units, ceiling 'cassettes' are almost entirely hidden within a suspended ceiling and are therefore more discreet and aesthetically pleasing; all that is visible is an almost-flush facia panel. They also have the advantage of providing an even four-way air flow.
Wall-mounted air conditioners are usually the most cost-effective option and easy to retrofit without the need for redecoration. Wall-mounted units are long, thin, and placed at a high level on the wall. When choosing a wall-mounted unit, it is important that they are placed in the optimum position in the room that will provide maximum air flow. If your room has a high heat load, then it is often preferable to install multiple, less powerful units than a few powerful ones.
Ducted air conditioning systems are usually the most expensive option; however, they are also the most aesthetically pleasing as the duct-work and internal units are hidden entirely within a suspended ceiling with only small grilles remaining visible.
Installing a ducted system is best undertaken as part of a building project; however, if you have a suspended ceiling then they can be retrofitted without major disturbance.
Under-ceiling air conditioners are more suited to large shops as they provide air flow up to 10m from the unit. They are more powerful than standard wall units, therefore reducing the amount of units needed.
This reduces installation costs where multiple units are required. Due to their power, they are not ideal for restaurants where people are seated.
The above come in heat mode variants which will warm in winter as well as cool you down in the summer months, reverse cycle units as they are also known are economical, space saving and relatively cost effective to run making them an ideal choice for the office, shop, temporary building and residential.
Caring For Your Air Conditioning
Maintenance & Repair Office air conditioning requires regular service and maintenance. This prevents faults from developing, protects your warranty and ensures your system continues to perform at the highest level. Without regular maintenance, air conditioning can lose 5% efficiency every year and start requiring some expensive repairs. Air conditioning units that aren’t maintained can also cause mould and other microorganisms to develop, leading to allergies, asthma and general irritation among your workforce. Sitting near a dirty air conditioning unit can be unpleasant, cause sickness and affect productivity.
If your office air conditioning develops a problem or displays a fault code, we can pay a visit and diagnose the issue. Wherever possible, we repair systems on our first visit and explain how you can prevent it happening again. To find out more about office air conditioning or book a site survey, get in touch.