If you run a business it's important that you keep your customers and employees comfortable. However, you also want to do all you can to keep your operation costs down. Providing a cool environment when it's hot outside can be costly. Luckily, there are many things you can do to bring those costs down. Follow the tips in this article to keep your costs down while providing a comfortable space in your business:
Have a maintenance contract in place
You want to make sure you have your system serviced on an annual basis. This will ensure it is being properly maintained and any issues will be caught before they lead to further damage to the unit. With an annual service contract, an HVAC technician will come out once a year, preferably at the start of the warmer season, and tune up your air conditioner. They will charge it, if necessary, and make sure everything is functioning properly.
Have the windows tinted
Tinting the windows in your business can significantly decrease the amount of work your air conditioning system has to do in order to cool off the business. The sun's rays will be reflected off the windows, instead of absorbed inside. This will help keep the inside feeling cooler and more refreshing, while cutting down on the wear and tear of your system and keeping costs lower.
Move air through the building
You want to have ceiling fans installed if possible. They will help move the cool air through the building efficiently. If you have any areas that tend to be a bit harder to cool, you can use floor fans at the entrance to that area to help push the cool air where you need it.
Install automatic doors
You can lose a lot of the cool air when employees or customers leave the doors open. For this reason, you may want to have automatic doors installed. They will open when the sensor is triggered; alerting the system that someone is approaching the door. They will close once the person is all the way through the entry way. This helps ensure the doors are only open long enough for people to come in and out.
If you have large windows the sun beats on for a good length of time each day, you may also want to have awnings installed. They will help provide the windows with shade to keep the inside cooler.
Following these tips will help keep your business at a comfortable temperature without increasing your cooling costs more than necessary. For more information about commercial HVAC, contact a professional like McFoy Refrigeration, Inc.