Cassette workIn the modern world, air conditioning is becoming a business ‘need’ rather than a ‘want’. Whether you’re talking about an office building, retail unit or warehouse, they are extremely useful in keeping employees, goods and equipment cool.

Air conditioning is vital in areas like computer rooms, which need a constantly low temperature in order to keep the delicate equipment working at optimum levels.

Different Options

With the air conditioning needs varying from business to business, there are a number of different options to choose from, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. To help you make the right choice for your building, here we take a look at the pros and cons of the ceiling cassette variant of air conditioning unit.

Ceiling Cassette

An air conditioning unit works by moving air through a cooling element containing a refrigerant, which removes heat, transporting it to the condenser to be dispersed. A ceiling cassette air conditioning unit is no different and works on exactly the same principles. It differs from other types, primarily by the way it is mounted.

As the name would suggest, ceiling cassette units are mounted in the ceiling and are best suited to the ‘floating’ or suspended variety of ceiling, where there is sufficient space to accommodate it.

The Pros

1 - Due to the fact that cold air falls, this ceiling mounted unit offers excellent coverage. Providing that the fans inside are sufficiently powerful, this type of A/C unit is able to cover a relatively large room.

2 - Seeing as this type of unit is mounted in the ceiling, it means that it is out of the way and not taking up any space that could be used for something else.

3 - The condenser is situated outside of the building, which means that a ceiling cassette unit is very quiet.

4 - Something of a benefit that most modern A/C units enjoy is that with technological advancements in the industry, variable speed fans and programmable thermostats. A/C units today are very energy efficient.

The Cons

1 - Because of the way that ceiling mounted cassette units are set up, the compressor unit must be located outdoors, this can be relatively long distance away from the unit itself. Essentially, this means drilling holes through external walls, which would have to be done by a professional air conditioning installer.

2 - Depending on the size of your office, warehouse or computer room, you may need to purchase more than one A/C unit, which could increase the cost considerably.

3 - If your business operates from a floor in a multi-storey office, there is no guarantee that there will be enough clearance between the suspended ceiling and the floor above. If there isn’t, then this particular variety might not be suitable. Therefore, we would need to use an alternative.

CassetteSeek Professional Advice

Ultimately, when trying to decide on the perfect A/C solution for your business, that first thing you should do is to seek the advice of a professional air conditioning installer or air conditioning repair specialist. There are numerous different models and makes with different specifications and if you choose the wrong one, you could end up suffering the consequences of high bills and poor performance.

At Aria Climate Systems, our knowledgeable team have the necessary experience in the industry to offer the very best in air conditioning installation and maintenance services on all variants of A/C system on the market.

If you would like to talk about how we can help you achieve your air conditioning needs or to book an assessment of your premises, call us today on 0118 327 1900 or visit our website


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