Heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, accounts for a significant percentage of business facility running costs in Brisbane. In fact, according to some Government figures, as much as 25-50% of total facility costs.
Yet air conditioning is an essential component of a pleasant work environment. Commercial air conditioning helps with the provision of a safe and comfortable setting, which can increase work performance as well as improving client, customer and visitor relations.
With all this in mind, it makes sense to ensure you are getting the most out of your commercial air conditioning system in Brisbane and making sure it is as efficient and cost effective as possible.
4 Steps to getting the most from your commercial air conditioning Brisbane system
By following a few simple guidelines you will make fantastic savings on your energy bills without sacrificing comfort.
1. Use the commercial air conditioning system only when needed
Many cost savings can be made by turning off your air conditioning when not needed. Make sure you turn off your air conditioning systems overnight, at weekends, and holidays when the building is empty. If you need air conditioning to run constantly in server rooms, ensure that it is the only space being cooled.
2. Adjust temperature for the season
Adjusting your temperature setting by as little as 1 degree will have a significant impact on your energy bill. Also, consider the temperature range required for different seasons: there is a tendency to set your air conditioning system too high in winter and too low in summer.
3. Educate your staff
Your employees have a vested interest in the success of your business, but they can only help to reduce costs if they are included in your energy planning and understand the actions which help save energy and reduce costs. Explain how opening windows and doors may adversely affect air conditioning system efficiency and workplace temperature.
You could also section off used areas which do not need to be maintained.
By instigating a regular service regime, you will prolong the life of your commercial air conditioning system and reduce your energy bill.
These tips are the quick wins possible by utilising your existing commercial air conditioning system, and can be implemented immediately. For further savings, look at long term solutions through the implementation of an energy saving plan combined with efficient air conditioning system design.
Brisbane Air provides affordable, quality air conditioning services for commercial properties. This includes advice, design services, installation, and maintenance, providing a comprehensive end-to-end service for all your air conditioning needs.