Keeping your business premises cool and comfortable during scorching summer weather is obviously a must, but the resulting electricity bill can leave you feeling more than a little hot under the collar. Here are some ideas on how you can make your air conditioning run more efficiently to save money on fuel bills.

Solar screens

A really good way of keeping the sun’s heat out of your offices is to install mesh solar screens on your windows. The mesh is designed to allow a clear view out of the office through the windows, whilst shading the interior from the sun and helping to keep the rooms cool. Solar screens also have the added benefit of keeping insects out, and this means that your staff members can enjoy the cooler air through open windows, without being plagued by mosquitoes.

Home and away

While you’re at away from your business at weekends and during the evenings, you’ll obviously need to lower your air conditioner’s thermostat in order to keep cool. However, you can make considerable savings on running costs simply by turning the unit off and allowing the temperature to rise when you’re away and when the nights are cooler.

Fan tactics

The key to efficient fan operation is where you locate them. By opening the windows downstairs on the windward side of your property and placing fans upstairs only, you are encouraging air to circulate around your premises. The moving air encourages sweat to evaporate from the skin, cooling people efficiently and naturally, as well as saving you money.

Routine maintenance

Your air conditioning unit won’t run efficiently if you don’t look after it. Changing or cleaning the filter at the end of every summer season is essential, so make sure you include this simple job in your list of routine premises maintenance tasks every year. In addition, make sure that the unit is standing level to allow condensation to drain away efficiently.

With a little thought and initial investment, you can make considerable savings on running your business’s air conditioning unit. If your electricity bills seem to be disproportionately high, have the air conditioning unit looked over by an expert by getting in touch with us today. If the unit is old and faulty, it won’t work as efficiently as a new one, and replacement might be the most economical option.