Preventing IT Equipment Overheating In Winter
January 30th, 2012 By: Michael Potts
As businesses have come to rely more upon electronic equipment such as servers and telecom switches, the problem of keeping heat-sensitive IT equipment cool in heated buildings during the winter months has become critical. Standard central air conditioners may provide adequate cooling during warm months, but as the buildings HVAC system switches to heating rather than cooling, equipment can suffer from overheating. This can lead to costly damage and system downtime. The traditional solution of precision cooling systems is normally effective, but does suffer from some drawbacks.
This white paper from Movincool examines the benefits of using ceiling-mount air conditioners to keep server rooms and closets cool inside heated buildings. It discusses the importance of system cooling, citing the ease with which overheating can be missed or ignored. It then reviews the significance of cooling systems throughout the history of the computer, explaining the differences between mini-splits and precision cooling systems, and the drawbacks associated with precision units such as their large size, high cost of installation and limited placement flexibility. Next, the functions of a ceiling-mount air conditioning unit and the advantages to utilizing them are explored, such as low cost, easy installation and flexible placement, as well as what to look for when choosing a self-contained, ceiling-mount air conditioner.
Learn the many advantages of ceiling-mount air conditioning systems and the dangers of overheating. Click here to download this whitepaper on the history of server cooling, the drawbacks of standard mini-split and precision cooling systems and the benefits of self-contained, ceiling-mount air conditioners.
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