While warm summer days mean fun in the sun on the weekends, it can also mean functional issues and high energy use for your air conditioner. Particularly in your office, a larger facility that serves more people, air conditioning is especially crucial on a hot day. How can you keep your office cool while still saving energy? Consider these three tips to keep your office air conditioner energy efficient for the warmer seasons.
Use Only During Business Hours
By setting a timer to use your air conditioning during business hours only, you can save energy during hours when there is no one in the building. Most air conditioners now have a timer to start and stop during business hours, however you can also turn it on or off manually as well. You may also want to turn your air conditioning off on the weekends to ensure that you are not wasting energy when there are no employees in your building for multiple days at a time.
Keep the Temperature Consistent
Rather than constantly changing the temperature in your office, consider leaving the thermostat on one consistent temperature throughout the season. In regulating the temperature while the unit is in use during the week, you can save energy and money on your air conditioner use this season. Be sure to inform employees that the temperature is to remain consistent at all times so that this can be effectively enforced during warm months.
Reduce the Amount of Light Warming Your Space
Excessive amounts of light coming in through the windows can easily warm up your office, so be sure to reduce the amount of light in the room. Use shades or curtains to keep your office cool during the hottest days. This will also keep your air conditioning from working too hard during the summer. It is also important to ventilate your space so that any hot air trapped in your office can escape durning cooler parts of the day, such as the evening.
Keep Your Unit Healthy with Professional Maintenance
In addition to the three tips listed above, it is equally important to ensure that your air conditioning is working properly without issues throughout the year. At the start of the season, let the professionals inspect your system to make sure that everything is working as it should be to prevent further issues on hotter days of the year.
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