Small units may fit in windows, venting to the outside world. * Disclaimer: This calculation is intended as a rough guide only. Before you decide on an air conditioning unit you should commission an audit from a suitably qualified air conditioning equipment specialist or installer.
Early warning of problems and spare capacity in the cooling system are both highly desirable.
Purpose built Server Rooms don’t normally have people working in them, but if people do regularly work in your Server Room you will have to take that into account. Clearly most heat in a Server Room is generated by the equipment.
This is trickier to calculate that you might think.
The wattage on equipment is the maximum power consumption rating, the actual power consumed may be less.
This article is a quick guide to how to work out your requirements for an air conditioning unit for your Server Room or Data Center*.
In principle it’s easy to calculate the size of air conditioning unit you need for your Server Room, just add together all the sources of heat and install an air conditioning unit that can remove that much. Fire regulations often require that Server Rooms have levels of insulation far above that of a normal office.