To attract customers and clients to your store, you'll need to create and maintain a comfortable and relaxing environment. No one wants to shop around in a store that is as hot and steamy as a sauna, so don't underestimate the importance of installing an efficient AC unit. Not all AC units and systems are built the same. Various models, designs, and features are able to provide and offer unique benefits to your store. This article will take a look at 3 important commercial AC features that can easily upgrade your store and provide your customers and clients with a more comfortable environment and relaxed shopping experience.
Adjustable Blower Motor Speeds and Settings for Smooth Transitions
The last thing that you want is to turn on the AC, only to have it blast a stream of cool air immediately into the store. Not only will this sudden blast of cool air be uncomfortable, but it can also affect the relative humidity within your store. This type of AC system also tends to be rather noisy. To provide the most comfortable experience possible, look for commercial AC units that possess adjustable blower motor speeds and settings for a smoother transition. This means that the AC unit can slowly turn on without a fuss and lower the room temperature rather quietly.
It's also a good idea to look for commercial ACs that rely on two-stage compressors, rather than fixed-stage compressors. This will give you more control over the flow of the cooled air.
Filter Systems to Ensure Higher Air Quality
Did you know that health experts estimate that approximately 35 million Americans suffer from upper respiratory tract symptoms that are basically in response to airborne allergens? This is especially true during spring and summer months when the trees and flowers are pollinating. The last thing you want is for your customers to be sneezing and coughing every time that they enter your store. As a result, it's a good idea to look for commercial AC systems with superior filters installed in them. These filters are able to remove not only airborne pathogens, but also bacteria to improve the indoor air quality of your store.
This will help your customers have a better shopping experience. It will also help ensure that your employees will be at their best physical condition possible.
Insulation Over the Ducts for a Quiet Operation
A quiet shopping experience is important in helping your customers relax. You want them to be able to hear themselves, other people they are shopping with, and the employees helping them over the sound of the commercial AC units. With that said, you'll want to look for AC units that come with extra insulation or padding that can help silence any noises and sounds that are produced by the AC when it is running. Look for AC units that have closed-cell, sound-absorbing foam installed over the ducting. This type of foam is for both sound and thermal insulation.
You should also look for models that isolate the metal ducting from the fans. Make sure that you get a chance to turn on a sample commercial AC unit before deciding whether or not its operation will be too noisy.
An ideal commercial AC unit will provide a relatively quiet operation and will be able to cool down the room temperature even during the hottest of months. Keep in mind that not all commercial AC systems might be compatible with the structure and architecture of your store. You'll need to consult with a commercial AC contractor to determine what will work best for your store while still being able to provide you with the features that you desire.