An air conditioning system is an ideal solution for your commercial space when it comes to enhancing comfort levels in the hot summer afternoons. However, if you are not careful, you may be surprised at how high your energy bills are at the end of the month. Unlike their residential counterparts, commercial air conditioning systems are usually bigger in size. That means if you don’t run them efficiently, your energy bills will be quite high. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to make your commercial air conditioning system more efficient. Here are a few.
Start with The Right Size System
The key to having an efficient air conditioning system is choosing the right size. That’s because different sizes of air conditioning systems have different cooling capacities. For your commercial air conditioning system to be efficient, its cooling capacity should be suited to your space. A system that’s too big for your commercial space will have short cooling as well as heating cycles. That means it will switch on and off periodically, using a lot of energy in the process. On the other hand, one that’s too small will strain to cool down the place, consuming a lot of energy. Sizing your air conditioning system is not an easy task and you may not be able to do it yourself. That’s because there’s a lot to consider, including the area to be cooled and the number of people, among other factors. Therefore, leave that to an air conditioning technician or contractor.
Clean and Replace the Air Filters Regularly
Regular cleaning and replacing of your air filters will also enhance the efficiency of your air conditioning system. That’s because the air filters are a vital component of the air conditioning unit whose purpose is to trap the debris, dust, and dirt abounding in the air, preventing it from finding its way inside your commercial space. Air filters that are clogged with dirt, dust and other debris will restrict air flow, limiting the effectiveness and efficiency of your unit.
Turn on Your Ceiling Fans
Don’t get rid of the ceiling fans when you install an air conditioning system in your commercial building. They will come in handy in improving the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Ceiling fans can help make your space feel comfortable by pushing down cooler air. When using ceiling fans, you can set your thermostat at a higher temperature, which means your air conditioning system won’t have to run. You will be saving a lot of energy in the process because ceiling fans use significantly less energy than air conditioning systems.