At Climanova we are experts in advising and executing air conditioning projects in commercial premises in Marbella and Estepona. If you are planning to open a new business or need to reform an existing installation, do not hesitate to contact us.
Good ventilation, humidity control and air conditioning is essential for many businesses. Especially for those with a large number of people such as restaurants, bars or gyms.
For any commercial premises it is important to have quality air that is not stuffy, humid, cold or hot. In this way we ensure that customers feel comfortable and have no problem returning, and that workers do not suffer heat stress so that they are more productive and we have less sick leave.
Which system is best for commercial premises
Before choosing an air conditioning system, it is best to obtain advice from a specialised company. If you wish we can come to your premises and carry out a personalised study. We serve the entire Costa del Sol, from Estepona to Torremolinos, including Marbella, Mijas, Fuengirola and Benalmadena.
First of all we will assess which system will give us the best performance and what options we have to place the equipment. We will have to bear in mind that the further apart the indoor and outdoor units are, the less efficient they will be due to energy loss.
Therefore, we must consider several options and calculate the consumption in order to finally choose the most economical solution in the long term.
Secondly, we must take into account the neighbours. If the outdoor unit is noisy and is next to houses, we may receive complaints and be forced to make renovations later on.
Compact units for air-conditioning of commercial premises
In the event that the regulations or the characteristics of the premises require the use of compact equipment, these are the main options:
- Horizontal and vertical compact units: they are usually chosen when it is not possible to install the units outside the premises. They are located in technical rooms, false ceilings, roofs and decks. They are easy to install and in addition to air conditioning, they can filter and renew air.
- Compact rooftop units: these are modular systems that are easily installed on the roof of the premises. They are often found on the roofs of supermarkets and department stores. They allow energy recovery to be more efficient, renew the air and control humidity.
- Evaporative cooling equipment: a simple system to install and more economical in principle, but we must bear in mind that they consume water and that they are usually more suitable for dry climates. In fact, if the climate is humid, their energy efficiency drops considerably.
Separate equipment for air-conditioning of commercial premises
When the regulations or the characteristics of the premises force us to opt for equipment where the outdoor unit is separated from the indoor unit. In this case, these options are the most common:
- Individual inverter units: they are the ideal option for air-conditioning small commercial premises and for those premises where there is no pre-installation or duct systems, as they adapt easily to any space without the need for major renovations. We can have an indoor unit or opt for a multisplit system to air-condition several rooms with a single outdoor unit.
- Ducted air-conditioning system: These are a more discreet solution as they distribute the air flow through ducts that are usually hidden in the false ceiling of the commercial premises. Air inlet grilles are placed in each room and it is possible to regulate a different temperature for each room.
- VRV or VRF systems: these are very efficient units that are suitable for all types of commercial premises. They are able to provide cooling and heating at the same time, so that we can air-condition different areas of the premises achieving a good temperature balance.
- Heat pump chillers: this is the ideal option when there is a large distance between the outdoor and indoor units. They can produce chilled water and hot water. As heat emitters they can use fan coils or low temperature radiators, and work with air handling units.
With this small guide you already have an idea of the most common solutions for air-conditioning commercial premises. If you would like us to advise you personally, please call us or fill in the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.