Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Guide

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Guide

There are quite a few different types of Air Conditioning systems available. This can be confusing when it comes to choosing which Air Conditioning system is the right fit for your home or business. Refrigeration solutions can also be a bit of a minefield, so we thought we would put together this little Air Conditioning & Refrigeration guide.

Air Conditioning Systems Guide

Most people think of Air Conditioning Systems as being installed purely to provide cooling during those warm summer months but did you know they also provide a source of heating?

Some of the more common types of Air Conditioning Units you may have heard of include the following:

  • Wall Mounted Units – Suitable for Home, Office, Shops & Restaurants
  • Ceiling Cassette Units – Suitable for Office, Shops, Restaurants & Gyms
  • Floor & Under Ceiling Units – Commercial & Industrial applications, Shops
  • Ceiling Void Concealed Units – Commercial & Industrial
  • Centralised VRV/VRF Systems – Commercial & Industrial
  • Portable Air Conditioning Units – Home, Small Office & Small Shops

To find out more about the Air Con services we provide here at ACL Refrigeration please visit – Air Conditioning

Refrigeration Guide

There are fewer varieties when it comes to Refrigeration Equipment. These generally take the form of cold rooms whether these are walk-in coolers or freezers.

Here is a list of the more common types of cooling systems and their suitable application:

  • Cold Rooms – Retail Outlets, Supermarkets, Hospitals
  • Clean Rooms – Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Cellar Cooling – Wine/Beer Cellars for Restaurants or pubs
  • Mortuary Cooling – Hospitals, Funeral Directors
  • Catering Cooling – Display Fridges/Freezers & Undercounter Fridges for Shops, Bars, Restaurants
  • Ice Machines – Bars, Restaurants

Hopefully, this short guide will give you an insight into the different options available for Air Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration. We are always on hand if you would prefer a more in-depth chat. Simply give us a call on 0113 350 2989 or use the Contact Form to send us your enquiry. 

Tips to Keep your HVAC Running this Summer

One of the best ways to keep your HVAC unit running smoothly through the warm summer months is to keep up a regular service schedule. Using a reputable company like ACL Refrigeration LTD to service your unit can extend its life and ensure optimum performance.  A qualified HVAC engineer from ACL will carry out a full inspection of the unit including

  • Checking the thermostat
  •  Inspecting the Electrical Components and testing 
  • Lubricating moving parts
  • Check the start up and shut down controls
  • Check and replace air filter if required

If you are in the Leeds/Bradford and wider Yorkshire area then make sure you contact a fully qualified HVAC engineer like ACL Refrigeration have on their books to carry out your inspection.    

Air Conditioning Units – The different types

Air Conditioning – Different Types

Air Conditioning can take many forms. The correct type of installation for your business depends on the area you wish to heat or cool, along with the specifications of the units available. Of course, personal preference is also a contributing factor. 

There are solutions available to meet the requirements of all budgets and individual preferences. Below is a look at the most common types.

Small Split System

Air Conditioning Unit

When working to a budget and when you only require air conditioning in one room at a time, a small split system could be the perfect choice for you.

A small split system consists of a small indoor unit capable of heating and cooling. This small unit is connected to an external unit which has the ability to keep unwanted heat outside. If a small split system looks the correct fit for your needs please contact us to discuss manufacturers that we recommend.

Medium Split System

Medium Split Systems take the capabilities of small split systems up a gear, while working in much the same way. Where the small split system is ideally suited to heating or cooling just one room within a commercial or residential property, a medium split system has the ability to manage multiple rooms. 

Multi-Split System

For larger buildings requiring air conditioning a multi-split system is a more realistic fit. Suitable for office suites, larger apartments and the like, internal units are connected to an external bank of outdoor units usually situated on the roof of a building or a dedicated area specifically designed to house the units.

If you have a large premises and you want to make sure that the whole place is temperature controlled then you might want to look at larger industrial cooling units. These work in much the same way as smaller units, they’re just more tailored towards larger premises where a smaller unit just won’t do the job. Talk to us for friendly advice on all your air conditioning and refrigeration needs and how we can incorporate quality units from manufacturers like Daikin into your business!