As the summer approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your cooling bills. In Tampa, Florida, where MaintenX is headquartered, we see most of our HVAC repair business come in from May to August. This is not the time when facilities want to have a broken A/C, but far too often they wait on repairs until their system is overworked.
Below are some tips to help keep your facility cool and your energy bills low during the summer months:
Keep up with HVAC maintenance
The worst thing you can do as a facility manager is neglecting your HVAC maintenance during the summer. Your system will be working overtime to combat the brutal summer temperatures, and this can lead to breakdowns if your HVAC system is not performing well. By neglecting HVAC repairs in the spring, you’re setting your facility up for breakdowns in the summertime. Contact your MaintenX professional at the first sign of issues to prevent major repairs.
Fans can help make your facility feel cooler than it is. It is also better for tenants’ health if there is plenty of airflow within the facility. By switching the HVAC system to fan-only once it reaches the optimal temperature, you’ll help your tenants feel cool and breathe better air.
Close blinds during the day.
Sunshine helps to promote productivity in the workplace, but it also heats up your facility faster. By closing the blinds in areas where employees aren’t working or where they don’t mind a lack of sunshine, you can keep a cooler facility.
Replace air filters
It’s easy to forget to replace your air filters every month, but this can cause serious problems with your HVAC system. Not only will you be circulating dust and debris through your facility, but you’ll lose efficiency that helps keep your space cool. Set a reminder to replace your air filters every month and you’ll see a noticeable difference in your HVAC performance.
These are just a few steps that MaintenX facilities take to reduce energy bills. To learn more about how we help our clients stay cool during the summer, contact us today!