There are certain businesses where temporary air conditioning is completely necessary. Typically, these businesses are housed in large buildings that can heat up fairly quickly but only when the weather outside is especially warm. In other cases, spot coolers are needed to keep clients, employees, and expensive equipment at a safe temperature.
Whatever the case, the top 5 business locations that need temporary AC are:
- Data Centers
- Construction Sites
Warehouses- Not only does a hot warehouse make for sweaty employees, it also means that your employees are at risk for heat stress. Under these conditions, workers are prone to fatigue, irritability, and making mistakes. In a warehouse setting, such factors could become exceedingly dangerous and affect productivity. For more information, check out our blog post about the negative effects of heat on workers.
Hospitals- Obviously, hospitals need air conditioning to keep patients comfortable. However, spot coolers can also help to prevent the spread of bacteria and disease. Although most hospitals have a permanent air conditioning system, it’s vital that they rent a back up in the case of a break or as a backup during AC maintenance.
Data Centers- The equipment stored in data centers is expensive and sometimes fickle. More importantly, the information stored on these devices is often irreplaceable. Computer, hard drives, and other technology require cool temperatures to perform properly, so spot cooling is a necessity when it’s hot.
Schools- Most schools have off during the summer months and believe that air conditioning isn’t necessary. However, many schools and universities are beginning to offer classes and daycare in the summer. Temporary air conditioning is the perfect solution because schools will only pay for the air conditioning they need. Also, having some type of AC will likely attract more students and teachers to summer programs.
Construction Sites- As mentioned above, high temperatures can cause workers to pay less attention to the job at hand and create a lesser quality of work. During construction, air conditioning is also important in maintaining low humidity levels. Otherwise your team could face problems like mold, prolonged drying times and swollen materials. You might consider renting a dehumidifier as well.