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Air Con Misting | Money Saving for Commercial HVAC Systems

Air Con Misting Systems can Save Money, Power & Maintenance.

Air Con Misting Systems for Precooling Outdoor Condensers.

Australia is known for its often brutal environment, especially its scorching temperatures. In the summer, it can reach over 44oC in some parts of the country. As you may guess, air conditioning is extremely vital to everyday life, especially if you run a business and want to keep your customers comfortable.

But what many business owners don't know is they may be putting an unnecessary amount of strain on their Air Con units, which can cause a whole host of issues. To solve that, you should look into an Air Con Misting System for precooling their outdoor condenser unit. What is AC precooling? And how can it help your business? Read on to find out the answers to these questions and more!

What Is Air Con Misting?

AC precooling works by way of a misting system. This system disperses mist in the air flow around your air-con unit, which then cools down the inlet air entering the cooling coils. This means when the mist (between 5 and 10 microns) immediately evaporates at the moment it is atomised, all the air that is going into the coil unit will be cooled down or pre cooled. In essence, AC precooling is the act of preparing the air around your Air Con system so it doesn't have to work as hard to regulate the temperature. This works by the mechanism of flash evaporation.

This misting system (or evaporative precooling system) used for this is custom made according to your particular condenser coil system. It's then fitted in front of the coil faces of your Air Con unit's condensers.

What Are the Benefits of an Air Con Misting System?

Now that you know the basics of what AC precooling is and how it works, perhaps you're now curious about what benefits you can get from it. This can be especially true if you're struggling with business costs and want to streamline your overheads, without compromising on the comfort levels you provide for your customers. Below are some of the main benefits you can get from using Air Con precooling.

It Makes Your Air Con System More Efficient

On average, it can take up to 3 hours to cool a space adequately. The exact time will depend on how big your premises are, how hot the temperature is outside, and your Air Con units age, settings and capacity. In any case, it already takes quite some time to cool your business down; when the temperature rises, it can take even longer to do so since there's additional strain.

In the middle of a heatwave, you might find yourself (and your customers) sweating, even though you are indoors. When it's scorching, you can't afford to wait around for the temperature to drop inside. An Air Con misting system can help speed up the process by making your Air Con unit more efficient at its job.

When you have AC precooling, you can achieve an optimal indoor temperature quicker, which can entice customers to come and stay for longer.

It's Easily Installed

Running a business takes a lot of work, and you probably don't have much time to deal with lengthy installations. But you won't have to worry about much with AC precooling installations. Experts (such as Mistafog) can custom fabricate the misting system, which can be installed on both new or existing air-cooled condensers. Installation is a quick and easy process, so you don't have to worry about having much downtime for your business as you wait for this service to be performed.

In addition, once it's fitted to your air conditioning, the Air Con misting system doesn't need much maintenance. So all it needs to do is work in the background to precool air for your AC, and that's it!

It Reduces Your Maintenance Costs

The harder an air conditioning condenser unit has to work, the more strain it puts on its components. Over time, overworking your air conditioner will cause it to break down and wear out quicker, which means you'll have to call in the HVAC contractors to fix and maintain it more often.

Obviously, this will increase your costs of operating your air conditioning. Many business owners mistakenly think they'll save more money by skimping in the beginning and paying for repairs and maintenance as they go along.

But what they don't realize is a little fix here and there will quickly add up. By investing wisely in an air conditioner misting system from the beginning, you can end up saving lots of money in the long run.

It Reduces the Amount of Downtime for Your AC System

There is nothing worse than being in a heatwave and having your air conditioning system break down. You have to call an HVAC specialist, hope they can arrive soon and before your customers start leaving, then wait for them to fix it up so you can get your air conditioning system up and running again. Even if you're able to make repairs yourself, there's still a bit of downtime, which can become unbearable for those in your business.

AC precooling ensures that you don't overload your AC as much as you used to, which can reduce the effort it uses to lower the temperature. With fewer breakdowns, you won't annoy or even anger your customers. You can then reliably provide them with a pleasant shopping, dining or workspace experience, even if it's burning hot outside.

It Extends the Lifespan of Your AC Unit

Of course, you can get your AC unit repaired each time it breaks down. But new parts will only get it so far; constantly having broken parts will eventually reduce its lifespan. On average, ACs should last for anywhere between 10 and 15 years, 20 if you're lucky. But if you're always running your system ragged, don't be surprised if it gives out on you before you reach a decade of usage.

Air conditioner precooling will decrease your unit's workload, especially when the temperatures rise. By reducing the need to replace parts, you'll keep your air conditioning in better form and therefore, extend the lifespan as much as you can, especially the compressor. As a result, you won't have to prematurely shell out cash to get a new unit when it inevitably fails from all the unnecessary stress.

You Can Save Over 30% on Your Cost of Operation

When the temperatures get hotter, your air conditioning needs to work harder. This is because the higher the ambient temperature is outside of the unit, the more work your condenser needs to do to expel that heat.

So during heatwaves, you may find your electricity bills soaring, with no good effects to show for it as well. Yes, your air con is working super hard to cool the air, but it can only do so much. As a result, you'll not only pay more each month, but you'll also find that your AC unit doesn't have as high a cooling capacity.

Today, most commercial businesses spend anywhere between 30% to 60% of their cost of operation on their air conditioning. When you think about how much money you're throwing away daily on using your AC unit, it only makes sense to invest in AC precooling. When you air conditioning can run more efficiently and with fewer problems, this can drastically reduce your cost of operation.

The Investment Pays for Itself

It's true that you'll have to make a small upfront investment to get AC precooling. But if you can look past that, you'll see that it has an excellent return on investment (ROI).

For most business owners, they can recoup the costs of getting AC precooling in about 2 years. In fact, there are many who actually recouped all their costs in as little as just one summer. When you consider all the benefits above, it makes sense that AC precooling will quickly pay for itself. Not only does it make your AC unit more efficient, but it also reduces the number of breakdowns and need for repair.

There are also indirect ways of how AC precooling will pay for itself. When you have fewer breakdowns and can maintain a cool environment, customers will like visiting you more, which can boost your profits.

Consider Getting an Air Con Misting System Today

Now that you've seen all the benefits you can get with an AC precooling system, perhaps you're thinking about getting one for your business.

In that case, there's no one better to turn to than Mistafog. We're leading industry experts who can help you cut down costs, serve customers better, and get a fantastic ROI on your investment.

You can trust in our products, as we've helped many customers like you improve their businesses to be more comfortable for their customers. In addition, we have various misting products you can use to cool down your customers, so consider getting those for your property as well. They're also great for keeping greenhouses and warehouses cool all year long.

Are you ready to get air-con precooling? Then get in touch with us now.