As business owners ourselves, we understand the importance of cutting costs wherever possible. We know that expenses affect your profits and the amount of money you have to put back into the business.
Aside from employees, one of the biggest expenses is heating and cooling costs. We visit many businesses in Adelaide and have observed an issue that can help reduce the amount you spend.
That issue is employee education. If you can work with your employees to teach them the importance of saving power and using the air conditioner consciously, you’ll see a reduction in energy consumption. Central air conditioner maintenance is a worthwhile investment.
Here are a few tips to help encourage air conditioning care.
Keep your office air conditioning system working well
First of all, don’t let your team fight over the remote. Get together and agree on the set temperature that’ll stay the same. The more you adjust the thermostat, the harder the system has to work.
23 degrees is a good middle ground, but you’ll probably have people who complain that it’s too cold (or hot). Once you know who these people are, you can adjust the office to make them more comfortable.
For the group who love to be cold, put their workstations close to the air conditioning. And those blanket-loving employees should be situated away from the system. It’s more difficult in smaller offices, of course, but you can make it work with a little desk restructuring.
Next, assign an air conditioner ‘monitor.’ Maybe you can buy them lunch once a week in exchange for being responsible for the system’s performance. They can be in charge of making sure the air conditioner stays at the correct temperature and is turned off while people are out of the office (and at the end of the day). You’d be surprised at how many air conditioners get left on overnight, just because someone forgot.
Your air conditioner monitor can also schedule regular maintenance with a local technician, like us. This will help prolong its lifespan by ensuring no faults go unnoticed.
Affordable, experienced commercial air conditioning technicians
If you think your system needs servicing, give us a call. We’re a commercial air conditioning company with experience installing and maintaining popular makes and models.
Your office climate also directly affects employee productivity. Keep your air conditioning working well and your team should, too.