As the weather begins to warm up across the country, more and more people will begin turning to their air conditioners to keep cool. This doesn’t apply strictly to homeowners either – businesses will spend hundreds of millions of dollars this year trying to beat the heat. Use these five tips from Electro Industries to lower your commercial cooling costs without having to sacrifice employee comfort.
1.) Tune up your cooling system.
A little bit of maintenance can go a long way for your office’s A/C system. Scheduling a professional tune up every spring can keep your energy bills low and even prevent long-term breakdowns.
2.) Use programmable thermostats.
Use programmable thermostats to optimize energy use during off-peak hours. There is no reason for your office to be cooled when it is empty, so program your thermostat to switch off overnight and during the weekends.
3.) Improve your building’s insulation.
The more well-insulated your office building, the less cold air that escapes during the summer months. Seal any air leaks around your windows and doors, and add insulation to weak areas such as basements, attics, and walls.
4.) Have your air ducts cleaned.
Did you know that the air ducts in your office could be harboring dust, pet dander, pollen, mold, and more? These pollutants accumulate on the inside of your vents, restricting air flow. Not only will a duct cleaning help lower your energy bills, it can improve the quality of your air too.
5.) Monitor your energy consumption.
Investing in power monitoring equipment can help lower your energy consumption all year long. By using this equipment to identify inefficiencies, you can design and implement power-savings programs to reduce and even eliminate your wasted energy.
If you are looking for a solution to your energy management problems, look no further than Electro Industries. Our power monitoring equipment provides you with real-time and historical data, giving you the information you need to reduce your energy demand. Visit our website for more information, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.April 18, 2016