Stay Cool and Energy Efficient During Summer
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As summer approaches and the temperature rises, the last thing you want is to be sitting in a hot home or office. But while you’re working or busy with household jobs and chores, there’s not much opportunity to get outside and enjoy the warmth and sunshine!
So what can you do to keep comfortable? While opening windows can allow some ventilation, it often doesn’t provide the air flow needed to help reduce the internal temperature, and it can also provide a means by which pollen and other irritants can enter the building. Plus, the typical British summer of frequent heavy downpours means that opening windows isn’t always practical!
But there is a solution. Air conditioning can eliminate the need to open windows, and can provide a comfortable temperature throughout the year, whether it’s used in your home or business premises. Designed to maintain a constant temperature, balance humidity and keep the air within the property fresh, air conditioning can also help to reduce the amount of irritants entering your property.
This makes it the ideal choice for use in homes and commercial premises, as not only does it provide a suitable way to prevent temperature fluctuations in conservatories, it also helps to keep yourself and your employees comfortable while at work – thereby helping to keep production at a maximum.
Of course, as we become more energy conscious, there’s always a concern that using devices such as air conditioning units could result in a higher carbon footprint. However, it is possible to operate energy efficient air conditioning units, and there are ways of maximising the energy efficiency of your unit.
Such steps include setting your unit so that it doesn’t operate unless the air around it reaches a certain temperature, avoiding using heating and cooling units at the same time, and installing variable speed drives, which are designed to vary the output of the system throughout the day. This is particularly useful in commercial premises such as offices, or where there’s a high quantity of computer or mechanical equipment, as the temperature can increase throughout the day due to the heat output from the machines. It’s also important not to keep windows and doors open while the air conditioning unit is in operation.
Ensuring that your air conditioning unit undergoes regular maintenance is also important, both for its performance and its energy efficiency. Those units that experience more intensive use, such as those in commercial environments, should be serviced at least twice a year, and those units that are used less, or that are used in domestic environments, should be service at least once a year.
Of course, one of the best ways to ensure that you’re using an energy efficient air conditioning unit is to invest in a new model. The Energy Efficiency Financing initiative has been set up by the Carbon Trust and Siemens Financial Services to offer loans, leases and other financing options to all types of organisations who are looking to upgrade their system in order to get the most from their unit and to help reduce their impact on the environment.
With options available from £1000, investing in a new, more efficient unit has never been more affordable, and new equipment can help to reduce your energy bills not only by working more efficiently, but thanks to the anticipated energy savings offsetting your bills.
Airway Air Conditioning
At Airway Air Conditioning, we’re committed to helping you maintain a comfortable temperature all year round, and our team have the knowledge and experience necessary to provide you with the advice you need, as well as any necessary maintenance and servicing, to ensure that your unit is performing as efficiently as possible.
We supply the leading brands, including Mitsubishi, Fujitsu and Daikin, among others, and are more than happy to provide you with a suitable air conditioning unit for your needs – whether it’s for your home or business premises.
Plus, we can offer advice and guidance should you wish to find out more about the Energy Efficiency Financing initiative, and will gladly discuss the details with you.
So if you’d like to know more about how to keep your air conditioning unit working efficiently, as well as how you can take advantage of the schemes and initiatives available, why not get in touch?