Reduce Your Small Business Air Conditioning Costs
Unfortunately, the costs of cooling small businesses can be steep, and as every summer seems to get be hotter than the one before your bills seem to rise higher and higher. In order to keep your employees, your customers, and yourself happy and comfortable in your small business, cut costs by following these 4 ways to reduce your small business air conditioning costs.
1. Schedule Cooling with A Programmable Thermostat
Investing in a programmable thermostat can help reduce your small business’s air conditioning costs every month! With a programmable thermostat, you can put your business’s comfort on a schedule. For example, if your business is open 9 AM – 5 PM, you can schedule your thermostat to a comfortable temperature during those hours. Once you’re gone, your thermostat can be scheduled to operate at a higher temperature to save money while you’re away.
2. Have Regular Preventative Maintenance
Having regular preventative maintenance performed on your air conditioner can save you money in the long run and the short run. Rather than waiting until your system breaks down and your customers are unhappy, get preventative maintenance to lessen your risk of costly and untimely repairs. On top of this, regular preventative maintenance extends the life of your system and helps protect your warranty.
3. Check Doors & Windows
Another way to reduce your small business air conditioning costs is checking your doors and windows to ensure they’re properly sealed. Weatherstripping can deteriorate over time, so adding additional weatherstripping or repairing cracks and seals is essential to keeping conditioned air inside and saving energy. You’ll also want to use blinds or curtains to shade the sunlight and reduce unwanted heat transfer. Lastly, investing in energy-star rated windows can save you money during hot, humid summers like the ones we experience in Huntsville.
4. Switch to High-Efficiency Home Comfort
There comes a point in every HVAC system’s life when it needs to be replaced. Fortunately, Bunns & Bennett specializes in air conditioning replacement and high-efficiency systems. New systems, built even in the last 5 years, provide higher efficiency than ever before. With variable speed motors, durable compressors, and AccuLink™ technology, our air conditioners will keep your small business more comfortable and save you more money every month.