Maintaining consistent and optimal temperatures in server rooms and data centres can be difficult. Computers and servers require precise temperature management to keep them running efficiently and at peak capacity.
Room temperature fluctuations, defective AC systems, and inadequate, intermittent cooling can lead to overheating equipment. Consequently, computers and servers will be less efficient at best, or, at worst, they can fail or crash altogether. The potential data loss in either scenario can be disastrous for any company.
There are, however, preventive measures that companies can take to address overheating – by using portable spot coolers.
In addition to improved temperature control, spot coolers also bring the following advantages:
They are self-contained cooling systems
Installation is quick and straightforward
They are incredibly portable
Spot coolers also dehumidify a room
Efficient energy use
Standard AC units or building HVAC will, at some point, malfunction or breakdown. Even a quick power outage can lead to overheating since AC systems need some time to restart.
Keeping spot coolers or other portable AC units ready will help network and facility managers prepare for and address any situation quickly. When an AC system does fail for whatever reason, spot coolers can provide a quick fix while repairs are ongoing. More on this in the following section.
Additional cooling for crowded areas
Hot spots can occur when equipment is in much closer proximity. Portable AC units can provide increase and directed cooling to address these high-temperature areas.
Supplemental cooling for heavy loads
At times, maintenance or faulty equipment will require you to move loads from a group of servers to another temporarily. The additional load will then result in higher working temperatures. Portable air coolers can ensure that these server groups run at an optimal temperature and address the higher heat due to the heavier load.
Backup cooling during central AC system maintenance
Keeping spot coolers and other portable AC units at the ready will prepare you for any possible fluctuations in temperature control. Whether your AC systems need to go through scheduled maintenance or spot repairs, portable AC units will hinder any data (and financial) loss.