Record-breaking heat waves are happening all over the world. In some regions, this means extreme drought conditions, while in others, wildfires rage out of control. Such a scary situation is bound to make you want to crank up the AC in your commercial building. Even though this seems like a reasonable response, you’ll soon come to realize that your facility’s AC system cannot keep up with the demand. So if your commercial AC bill is skyrocketing, here’s how you can change that!
Install a Programmable Thermostat
One of the quickest ways to bring your AC bill back down is to use a programmable thermostat. This strategy makes even more financial sense if your building is unoccupied far more often these days. Many different models are available, so do some research to determine which one is best suited for your building’s needs.
Put In a New Filter
Another suggestion we have for you is to remove the filter. Then replace it with a fresh one. Clogged and filthy air filters are less effective. Plus, they add undue strain to your commercial HVAC system. By exchanging an old filter for a new one, you also decrease the nasty odors, fumes, and particles hanging about in your air supply. In short, your IAQ drastically improves. You won’t have to worry about the dreaded sick building syndrome!
Schedule Timely Tune-Ups As Needed
Preventative maintenance makes an enormous difference. That’s why you must schedule tune-ups even if nothing seems wrong. Yet. Periodic inspections and optimization appointments can help you save time, money, and energy without literally sweating about the details.
Use Shades, Drapes, and Blinds
Window treatments are another defense against intense light and heat. That’s why you should use shades, drapes, blinds, and curtains to full effect. You’ll be able to control how much sunlight enters your building and the radiant heat that comes along with it. At least for the next few days, temperatures will climb into the 90s. Is your building ready for this stifling atmosphere? One caveat to this approach is that you’ll want to strike a balance. Otherwise, it’ll be too dark. If that happens, your employees will be inclined to turn on more lights. This automatic response consumes even more energy as a result.
Crockett Facilities Can Help!
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