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.

James Martin
James Martin
2024-05-29
I can unconditionally recommend Inn-House Technology Ltd as a thoroughly excellent provider of all aspects of domestic air conditioning from initial contact, design development, through detailed site work to contract administration and on to maintenance. I speak as a hard-bitten Chartered Engineer and project manager who has probably seen it all; but Inn-House Technology has restored my faith that there is a British company which does it right to time, cost and quality. The initial site visit was by an experienced technician who has turned his hand to sales and was followed up by a further detailed visit with a staff specialist because the 4-unit multi-split installation is in a high-quality residence so that pipe concealment and silence in operation are crucial – and achieved. The two-man team left home at 0555 to arrive exactly on time for 3 consecutive days fully supplied with all the tools and plant required from their preferred but not exclusive partner supplier – Fujitsu. All indoor debris from numerous drillings was cleaned up as soon as it arose causing negligible dust- even embroidered curtains were kept in place. No shoes were worn indoors. The quality and fit of the pipework, cabling and trunking was exemplary and the indoor units were positioned exactly as specified. Outside, the wall penetrations and resealing of this Passivhaus were accurate and the heat pump connections neatly concealed by a black trunking beside a downpipe. The two installers, Jim and Sam, were professional, knowledgeable, personable, strong, agile and 100% committed to my job – not once stopping for lunch. The back-office handling of the sales, contract, procurement, invoicing and maintenance were each impeccable and the team are clearly loyal to their company which has strong systems to give quick response and confidence to the customer. The whole installation experience was an exemplar of how to run a company well and I have no hesitation at all in recommending Inn-House Technology.
Zoe Duffy
Zoe Duffy
2024-05-12
The whole process from quoting to installation was fantastic. Friendly and approachable team, very knowledgeable and installation itself was neat and well thought through. Very grateful!
Richard P
Richard P
2024-04-12
Excellent and Faultless Experience with our Air Con Install. We reached out to I-HT among other Installers in the area, within a couple of hours they had made contact and arranged to visit to provide a quote within the same day. The quote was sent quickly and competitively priced. Lee who visited was very friendly and helpful and provided a good insight into what could be done and how with regards to our property. On install day we had 2 of their team pop out to complete the install and I can't explain enough how polite, friendly and considerate they were. Not only this but they were also very tidy and cleaned up behind them at every step. The day after I also had a follow up call from the office to make sure we were happy. overall 10/10 and can't believe how simple and perfect the install went. Thank you so much and look forward to recommending them to everyone in the future!
Robin Searles
Robin Searles
2023-12-08
Very happy with the service supplied by I-HT, from the initial survey with Lee and the install completed by Sam would and will highly recommend
Karl Chapman
Karl Chapman
2023-10-30
Top notch service, the guys turned up on time did a splendid job cleaned up and showed me how the system worked, super impressed .
Keith Young
Keith Young
2023-10-22
Fast, clean installation. Fully explained simple operation before departing.
terry colvill
terry colvill
2023-10-19
excellent swift service and the installation team installed the new unit quickly and professionally. Very happy with the service.
UK PRADO
UK PRADO
2023-09-27
I would just like to say that the service was great throughout - fast and efficient. The installation was the same. Your fitters were polite, thorough and knowledgeable and they did a very neat job and left no mess.
Claire Reeves
Claire Reeves
2023-09-27
A really easy, professional installation - from the initial request, through to installation and a call afterwards to check everything was working as it should. Highly recommended.
Gold7272
Gold7272
2023-09-12
Great service, lovely staff and quick to resolve any issues