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Everything to Know About Industrial Air Conditioning


Everything to Know About Industrial Air Conditioning


Commercial renovationInterior renovationsEverything to Know About Industrial Air Conditioning

Industrial air conditioners are, contrary to what their names suggest, units that can do more than just air conditioning. A variety of air handling operations are possible, ranging from controlling incoming air pollution, humidity and, in some cases, also acting as a heater.

There are different types of models available to you depending on your particular needs and the nature of your business.


The different industrial air conditioning systems

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When choosing an air conditioning system, consider your operational needs. Do you need to be able to precisely control the humidity in a room? Do you have to have several rooms each with a different temperature? The space available for installation is also an important component in choosing an industrial air conditioner.


The multizone system

The multizone system has many advantages. Among these, we note the possibility of air conditioning several rooms at a better cost than that implied by installing an air conditioner in each room, a low noise level and a temperature that can be preset and maintained with higher precision.

The multizone air conditioning system is often a good choice if you have several rooms that you want to air-condition using a central unit.

All the configurations of this air conditioning system involve the presence of a central unit from which the incoming air leaves. The refrigerant in this configuration is freon and several options are possible regarding its installation:

  • The cassette system, occupying no visible space in the room and located on the ceiling;
  • A channel system can also be used for air conditioning by air ducts leading to vents located in the rooms;
  • The column system is another option, but due to its heavyweight and the fact that the columns are very visible in the rooms where they are located, it's better to be considered if no other option can be used.

The wall system, as its name suggests, is placed on the walls of the rooms concerned. The number may vary depending on the capacity of the equipment and the size of the room.

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The fan coil system 

The main difference between the multizone system and the fan coil system is its refrigerant: this system uses water for its cooling process. In addition, it is usually reversible, which means that it can produce both heating and air conditioning as needed.

A chiller lowers the temperature of the water and uses pumps to distribute the liquid to the fan coil units, which then send cool air to the rooms. Its advantages are numerous, this system being known to be energy efficient and easy to install and use.


Central and rooftop air conditioners

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Able to be used in conjunction with multizone or fan coil systems, it can serve as a hotspot for air intake and supply, filtration, cooling, irrigation and heating. On the other hand, to be air-conditioned, it must be connected to a cooler.

These units have the advantage of treating the air before supplying it to the rooms concerned, which means that the air entering the different air conditioning configurations is already cooled by the time it reaches a multizone system. Very durable, this system is quite common nowadays: you have probably seen or passed one without knowing that it was a roof air conditioner!

Central air conditioners are not exclusive to industrial installations. You can also consult our article The installation of a central air conditioning system at home: price and benefits.


Precision air conditioners

These specialized air conditioners are equipped with a hygrostat, a device that measures and regulates the humidity of a room with precision. A hygrostat is to humidity what a thermostat is to temperature - it allows this parameter to be regulated and this type of air conditioning is widely used for server rooms, an environment that must be as stable as possible at all times to ensure its proper functioning.


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Industrial air conditioning: how to choose?

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We have seen that the industrial air conditioning options are numerous and all have their own uses: now, what criteria should determine which system(s) to choose? First of all, you have to think about the price of the system and the price of the installation so that it fits your budget.

Next, the design features should be carefully considered to select the industrial air conditioning system that best meets your needs. Do you need to regulate the temperature of one room or several? Finally, it is also necessary to take into account the number of people in the room on average and the location of natural ventilation sources, if there are any.

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N/A 02 Oct 2020

Renovation and Commercial Design: 6 Magazine-Worthy Toronto Businesses - West End

Often on the blog, we discuss decor and design trends but we usually focus on the home front. This allows our readers to find inspiration to create the perfect layout for their interiors and exteriors. But what about those looking for ideas for their business? When it comes to businesses, truth be told, the appearance of your retail space plays a very important role in attracting and enticing long-term customers. Whether it's a restaurant, a café or a store, having a look that stands out will get you a lot of attention on social media as well as on decor blogs. In the larger Canadian cities, like the metropolis of Toronto, you’ll find a large selection of boutiques and cafes, each more original than the next. This is why we’ve put together a list of 10 shops located in Toronto’s West End that could be featured in magazines. Renovations and commercial design: 6 Toronto West-End businesses worthy of magazines 1- Boonsik Boonsik is a new spot in the ever-expanding scope of Toronto restaurants, and we’re including it in this list for the laid-back atmosphere the space emits. An extremely minimal and casual interior is an excellent refresher in a city full of upscale, expensive options. The room comes across like a Korean diner, complete with neon sign decor, a fun yellow accent wall and simple wooden tables. With dim sum style dining, cute green speckled dishware for all the goods as well as a fridge stocked with old-school Korean snacks, we get why this warm and simple space is so popular. 2- Nice Nice Even from the facade alone, there’s something about Nice Nice that’s intriguing. This recent addition to the Parkdale neighbourhood is a two-room wine bar and burger joint. There’s a small 18-table cozy lounge that is complemented by a long bar, beautiful hardwood floors and full walls of open-concept shelving displaying their selection of wines. While on the other side, a standing-room-only space with purple neon lighting and a white tiled burger bar keeps things super chill. We love the versatility! 3- 96 Tears When it comes to Toronto vintage shops, there’s almost too much to choose from. But, when we’re paying a visit to the city’s West End, we make a point to check out the selection at 96 Tears. Another Parkdale spot, the original sign from this long-time jewelry store has been repurposed into a giant table that runs through the center of the shop. The space’s white walls, wood benches and vintage lounging couch make it the perfect place to put together an entire outfit for a night in or out. 4- JuiceBox Bar There is a real rise of wine bars on the Toronto scene, but JuiceBox may be the most photogenic among them. Run by the owners of the popular (now closed) SoSo Food Club, much of the same aesthetic remains. This eye-catching space is flirty and fun, with a blue crush velvet booth, moody fluorescents and overhead dome lighting plus an open-concept bar and dining area. We dare you to go for a glass or bottle and not take a photo! 5- Rose City Goods A west end lifestyle store, Rose City Goods is as quaint a spot as it sounds. The interior is loosely inspired by the beaches of California and gives off an easy, breezy, beautiful energy that is deeply rooted in the 1970s. The in-store curved shelving unit displays well crafted and unique ceramics. The store also sells textiles, stationery, and skincare products from local sources. This little shop is truly a diamond in the rough. 6- Cafe CanCan Wow- it’s very hard to contain one's excitement when visiting Harbord Villages Cafe CanCan. The pink entrance door is just a taste of what you’re in store for visiting this French bistro. A wash of colourful pastels dons the space, with turquoise booths, pink mirrors and floral wallpaper. The floor literally sparkles, adding yet another touch to this whimsical, dream-like, interior.

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