5 ways to avoid high air conditioning bills this summerJune 20th, 2016 by Airedale Cooling
From warehouses and offices to shops and factories, air conditioners are widely considered an imperative part of most workplaces, particularly during the hotter summer months. However, regular use can lead to high running costs and wasted energy, leaving many to question how they can operate their air conditioning units more effectively.
This article will discuss 5 easy ways businesses can cut down their air conditioning costs this summer, whilst improving their green credentials in the process.
Remember you have switched the air conditioning unit on
Although this may seem obvious, many often forget they have turned their air conditioning system on, causing it to continue running at times when it is not needed, such as during weekends. Therefore, using a unit with a programmable thermostat will ensure the system is set to the exact temperature for the required duration of time, helping you save a great deal of money and energy.
A top tip during the summer months is to set the air conditioning unit to slightly warmer so the variation in outdoor and indoor temperatures is minimised.
Keep the air filter clean
A dirty air filter which has been clogged up with dust or debris can significantly lower the efficiency of the air conditioner, as more energy is used up to help reach optimum performance. Therefore, you must make sure your unit’s air filter is cleaned monthly, and prepare to have it changed every three months for reliable, long lasting use.
Frequently scheduled maintenance on your air conditioning unit goes a long way to keeping costs down. Regular inspections by an air conditioning expert will ensure any faults are quickly identified and fixed, so your system remains fully functional for many years to come. This will save you a great deal of money as a unit which operates efficiently will keep energy costs down.
Consider the room size
If you are looking to avoid high air conditioning bills this summer, you must carefully consider the size of the space you are wanting to cool. Setting the thermostat to colder than normal when switching on the air conditioner will not cool the area any faster; in actual fact, this can waste a great deal of money as the system is working extra hard to cool the space. The smaller the space, the more quickly it will become cold, so you can easily save money on your energy bills by choosing the appropriate temperature and avoiding excessive cooling.
When it comes to the different models of air conditioners, a multi-split system is the ideal solution for larger buildings where individual temperature control is required as it can change the cooling levels in different rooms. This helps to save you money and improve energy efficiency, making it an incredibly cost-effective way of cooling your premises.
Check the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER)
If you are looking to purchase a new air conditioner for the summer, make sure you check the SEER as this offers a realistic indication of how energy efficient different heating and cooling systems are. In turn, this will give you an idea of which units will help save you money, as the less energy used, the lower your energy bills will be.
Here at Airedale Cooling, our comprehensive maintenance service will help to improve the performance of your air conditioning unit, saving you money in the process. In the lead-up to the warm weather, there’s no better time than now to have your air conditioning unit thoroughly checked to ensure it is in a fully functional condition. For expert advice or to find out more about any of our services or products, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.