Here are 3 tips to help manage heat in data centers and keep servers fully operational:
- Vent Properly: you can greatly reduce the amount of energy and work needed to cool a data center if you use vents to remove heat. You can also use existing HVAC vents. A good commercial HVAC company will give you a free estimate. A good data center cooling specialist knows where to look to reduce the impact of heat sources. Baseboard heaters, lights, people and the equipment itself all produce heat. Reducing the heat these sources produce also reduces the data center cooling cost. Keep the air moving.
- Know the effects of your HVAC system: It’s important to understand the effect the building’s HVAC system has on the data center cool. Most buildings use HVAC systems in cycles to conserve energy and this can be very costly for a data center. Knowing how the building’s HVAC system affects the temperature of the data center is important because it helps to properly plan a solution.
- Remove extra heat sources: It is costly to keep a data center cool, so it makes sense to eliminate as many unnecessary heat sources as possible. Finding and minimizing extra heat from these sources is the most efficient and quickest way to save on energy cost. It has to go if it produces heat.