Some of us love basking in the summer sun. Others, not so much. And in older office buildings, the higher floors and large glass windows can be a beacon for the summer sun. Unfortunately, excessive heat and humidity in the summertime can cause employees to feel sleepy, nauseated, dizzy, or even weak. Plus, when the temperature rises so does your energy bill.
That’s why it’s essential to keep your office space as cool as possible so workers stay comfortable and productive and keep the energy costs reasonable. Take a look at our blog below for some tips and tricks:
Investing in the right commercial HVAC system for your workplace is the key to keeping your cooling costs down. If your unit is too large for your workplace then it will leave the building too humid; whereas an undersized system will have to work harder to maintain the desired temperature. Contact us to make sure your HVAC system is appropriately sized for your building.
Secondly, stay up to date on regular air conditioning maintenance – this includes switching out air filters and scheduling regular maintenance services. Replacing the air filters helps keep your unit protected, but also prevents the contaminants from the air blowing throughout the building, thus keeping your workers cool and safe. Not staying up to date on regular maintenance could mean a costly air conditioning repair service.
Keeping a warehouse cool in the summer is a lot different than keeping an office space cool. This is because most warehouses, especially older ones, are not properly insulated. Without proper insulation, more heat can enter the warehouse and allows cool air to escape.
In large industrial-type areas, however, air conditioning does not always cut through the heat – especially if the airflow is limited in your warehouse. In this case, ceiling fans can be installed. In some places with particularly high ceilings, warehouses will require ceiling fans with high volume and low speed (HVLS), which increases ventilation and can cover up to 20,000 square feet with a 24-inch fan.
At Crystal Heating & Cooling, we specialize in commercial rooftop units that are both reliable and versatile. Our high-efficiency HVAC units deliver efficient performance that keep commercial buildings completely regulated all year round. Talk to us to learn more!
Solar panels can be a large investment for many, but the cost is often recouped in saved electric costs after a few years. Installed on a building’s roof, the solar panels capture sunlight and convert it to electricity and are an excellent means of reducing cooling costs.
Even installing smart features, like automated lighting and smart thermostats, ensure that the lights and AC are turned off when they are no longer needed. You can also program HVLS fans for higher speeds for when you need more circulation and lower speeds for when you don’t need as much.
A worthwhile investment for businesses is to install a HEPA Filter System. The indoor air quality of your workplace is challenged every day by the people, materials, and manufacturing or production processes that pass through it. It can be anything from disease, viruses, and germs, to odors, particles, microorganisms, and other pollutants.
An air filtration system does not have cooling elements, but it can help workers stay healthy. And in the summer months when allergy season is rampant, it can help workers stay alert and more comfortable.
No one enjoys feeling hot, exhausted, and uncomfortable at their place of employment. Our workers do so much for us that it’s important to take care of them the best we can. At Crystal Heating & Cooling, we are the experts in heating and cooling operations for commercial and industrial services. Our team of installation and service technicians are highly trained and properly licensed to perform work on any make and model of cooling equipment. Give us a call – 519-756-6888!