After revealing last week some of the best energy-saving solutions for your office air conditioning system, we are back to you with more tips & tricks that can help you save money in the long run. We know how keeping energy costs down is quite tricky nowadays, that’s why reading the following lines can be a real “life-saver” for your business.
The first theory in the office meeting today: “80% of effects come from 20% of the causes”. Correct! With the help of Pareto principle, we get to understand how the giant “power-consumers” of the office significantly contribute each month to the energy bill. Conclusion: your commercial air-conditioning system may be the leader in the energy ranking. Solutions: please read below…
1. Reduce the heat coming from various lighting sources
In order to keep a comfortable environment, the office AC system works hard to minimise all the heat generated by the people, equipment and lighting in your building. Actually, normal lighting makes up 10 to 25% of a business’s electricity bill.
By introducing a “switch off the lights” policy amongst the staff, installing motion sensors, using cooler running lights (i.e. LED technology) and remove lights form the unused areas, you make a remarkable impact on the overall energy efficiency and costs.
2. Review your shading and blinds performance
Did you know that one major source of heat in office buildings is through glazed doors and windows? As a matter of fact, this can represent up to 50% of unwanted heat gain during the Australian unforgiving summer temperatures. In order to overcome this challenge, most modern buildings designed according to Ecologically Sustainable Design (ESD) principles now incorporate modern window systems with double glazing and low emissivity glass, active or passive shading systems and window coverings like blinds to reduce heat gain.
If you’ve already switched to this technology, then make sure they are all maintained properly in order to deliver optimum results!
3. Efficient work during the holidays – bring the staff in the same area of the office or allow working from home
During holidays, a significant energy waste is registered as there are fewer employees who still take up all of the office space. In this situation, a practical solution would be to bring employees in the same area of the office and cool it off at their convenience. Another practice that is becoming more and more popular is to allow staff to work from home with the help of the virtual private network or system key (i.e. VPN) while the building is taking a well-deserved break from the electricity efforts.
4. Have the unit serviced regularly by qualified and experienced technicians
Last but definitely not least, it is vital for your commercial air conditioner to be inspected and serviced regularly by a qualified technician. This way, you will have the peace of mind that the system is running efficiently and effectively while keeping the energy costs at a reasonable level.
Our reliable Brisbane air-conditioning team of experts will give you the professional advice you need, as well as perform outstanding workmanship to keep your employees and your clients comfortable.
No matter the challenge, we’ll always do our best to find the most appropriate solution that can be safely implemented in a timely manner.
Until next time, be efficient and enjoy the mild temperatures!
Your friend and AC expert,