Summer: A Beautiful Time of the Year — Until Your AC Goes Out

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Working inside an office during the summer can be painful for those who enjoy being outdoors in beautiful weather. When the office’s air conditioning system breaks down, however, staying inside is torture for everybody involved. One office suite in Georgia faced such misfortune when its two rooftop units failed in late May, just as summer temperatures were beginning to creep in. The building management still had time to replace the units before Georgia heat would really kick in, but they encountered yet another obstacle: the replacement units were a special order item, and would take a month to be delivered. Knowing it would be impossible to replace the permanent system in time, they had contacted American Spot Cooling & Power Rental to provide a temporary cooling solution for the office.

The two units that had failed were each rated at 25 tons. When a representative arrived to assess the job, he designed a solution with two similarly rated rental air conditioners as well as a power distribution system for the equipment. This consisted of a step-up transformer and power cable to deliver the power from the roof of the building. Two technicians installed the rental cooling and power distribution in half a day, running 150 feet of ducting up to the three story building’s roof, and running 150 feet of cable from the roof down to the units stationed in the parking lot. With the equipment installed, the office was able to remain comfortable for the month it took to deliver and install the replacement units.

By Sebastian Kopacz