Thursday, April 19, 2012
Portable air conditioners--Landlord’s Secret Weapon
“I just can’t afford to make all my tenants happy during the summer”., jeff said..
I knew the scenario all too well, Jeff owned a 7 story older office building in downtown Indianapolis. As the summer approached Jeff was becoming more anxious as he waited for the first phone calls from tenants that were too hot with no way to fix it.
You see Jeff’s building was old, older building design didn’t allow for cooling. His last estimate on just a minimal HVAC makeover was close to 2 million dollars. That estimate didn’t include the possible asbestos...plus the mess, the time, etc. etc. He knew a complete makeover could easily bankrupt him.
His solution is what I call a the tenant control cooling solution. Jeff gives me a call late Spring and we deliver and set up and series of small portable air conditioners. Now the tenant has personal control over his own cooling systems. Want it cooler..?? Turn the thermostat down. Have extra people in the conference room..?? Bring in a unit and keep these extra visitors cool and efficient.
How does Jeff feel about it..? “
“Look, it’s a cost I’d rather not do but this option costs me less than 1% of doing a whole new system. And..my tenants are happy that they can control their own thermostat. If I keep them happy, they stay in my building.”
What about you.? Have some problem rooms or tenants that are constantly complaining about the heat.? Give them some control of their own. Never hurts to get an idea of the amount, size and budget for temporary cooling systems.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Server Rooms--Portable Cooling Economics
Your server room is getting warm, check that, in the summertime it’s downright hot. You’ve brought in a few mechanical contractors and asked them about a 5 ton backup system to be available when the present cooling won’t keep up or worse yet, goes out.
Installed tonnage in existing server room, depending on building construction and existing power/ductwork will run from $4500-$6000 an installed ton. Therefore;
Your backup system runs from $22,000-$30,000 plus you have some major moving of existing racks and systems while work is being done.
So let’s review the scope and the numbers:
1. “back up system” for 5 tons is between 22-30,000
2. Doesn’t include IT work on moving racks, systems
3. Will need 8-10 working days to make all the changes
4. Unit is dedicated to this room alone, no cooling anywhere else
5. Space in tight room for dedicated cooling, no flexibility
Portable Air Conditioners
What about portable air conditioners? Their review of scope and results;
1. Initial pricing for complete 5 Ton unit $7500-11,500
2. No moving racks, or systems
3. No downtime for remodeling, just roll into room
4. Use in other areas of building, roll into area that needs cooling
5. Might be able to expense, take with you when you move
So next time you need additional cooling for your server room, the answer might be rolling right at you. Both economics and flexibility may determine that portable air conditioners is the right solution for your problem. What’s the next Step..??
Want to firm up sizing and budgets.? Check Atlas Sales/Rentals www.AtlasSales.com or call Toll Free 800.972.6600 or email me joe.large@atlasSales.com and we’ll see if we can keep you cool, flexible and frugal. Contact us today.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
But I'm slowly learning it's the signs you produce on your web site and search are the ones that really matter. But still, over 200 thousand people see this sign per day..!!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Keeping Beer Cold has a new MeaningNear eastside brewery needed help. The early heat spell in March left their chillers working overtime to keep the mash cool. The chillers needed some help and the warm March air wasn't helping.
Take a look at this video on how we kept their Beer process cool and producing.
Reminded me that not just people and rooms need to be cool. Many processes depend on the air being just right for things to be made on a regular basis.
Thanks for reading and for goodness sake....Keep Cool!!