Protecting Your Heat Sensitive IT Equipment

One of the most important systems in many businesses today is the IT equipment and server.  Most are kept in closets or small rooms. What many forget is that even during cool or cold months these systems must stay cool. This equipment is very heat sensitive and may come as a surprise that it may need a cooling system set in place to protect it.

If you are in the process of designing a new building, a dedicated air conditioning system can be specified. However if you are like many companies with existing buildings, the electronics equipment was usually installed in the server closet during warm weather or it’s an older building. At the time the air conditioning system kept the closet cool and no further thought was given to the closet.  All things are great until your server overheats and shuts down.  Then you are in for a world of hurt.  And let’s be honest, it’s going to go down when you’re the busiest.

To combat these situations, installing a precision cooling systems is usually the traditional solution. These are high energy users and can be very costly.  However with new advancements in the heating and cooling business, new self-contained, ceiling-mounted industrial spot air conditioners now offer a more efficient cost-effective alternative.

Winter time isn’t the only time of year your electronic equipment may be in danger of overheating. The equipment usually requires a cooler ambient temp than the people occupying the building. So even during summer when your air is running full time, the electronics equipment may not be staying cool enough.  Even though it may not show outward signs of equipment failure, your systems life cycle may be shortened dramatically.  And as you know these systems are not cheap.

All this being said, you should set up an appointment with your St. Louis County Cooling  repair specialist to check and see if your server closet is cooling properly.  This can save you lots of time and money in the long run.