Replace, relocate or both? That is the question. If you’ve noticed that your data center isn’t running as efficiently as you would like, it may be time to reevaluate your cooling system and your data center. This will help to determine if you need a new cooling system, data center relocation, or both.
Here Are Some Factors To Consider When Choosing To Either Relocate Your Data Center Or Replace Your Cooling System:
- What is the size of your current cooling system?
- What is the size of your current data center?
- What type of insulation are you using?
- What is the ambient temperature?
- What is the length of the ducting?
Consider Your Data Center’s Thermal Load
What is a thermal load, you ask? It’s the amount of energy that you need to cool your data center for one hour. This number can help you both determine costs and compare your thermal load calculations with more efficient estimates.
Is Your Data Center Located Somewhere Humid?
Humidity by itself can affect data center function dramatically. Your cooling system will always have to work harder in a humid climate, regardless of whether it’s hot or cold outside. If your data center is located somewhere humid, you may want to consider data center relocation. If relocation isn’t an option, many newer cooling systems do come with a humidification control option, which can help regulate humidity more efficiently.
Is Your Data Center Located Somewhere Hot?
Logically, if your data center is located somewhere that’s typically hot, your cooling system will work harder regardless of whether it’s new or older. If your business is located somewhere hot and it’s essential that your data center is close by, upgrading to a newer, more efficient cooling system will help. But, ultimately, relocating your data center to a cooler, less humid climate will cut down on cooling and operating costs significantly.
Are You Still On The Fence About Whether You Should Replace Or Relocate?
Critical Power Products and Services has the answers you need! We offer solutions from data center relocation and upgrades, to demolition. Contact us today! Ask us how we can help your cooling system and data center run more efficiently.