Comfort is essential in the workplace, with heating, ventilation, and cooling (HVAC) as one of the key features to ensure that your employees are productive, happy, and comfortable.
Temperature control can pose a serious problem for employers in warehouses and offices. The heat can cause problems with productivity and staff wellbeing. Heat can also damage stock and machinery in poorly ventilated buildings.
With summer just around the corner in Australia, business owners have never had a better time to think about the working environment of their employees and the condition of their products and equipment.
The good news is that there are numerous steps that any business can take to cool their building in the summer and reduce this expense. So, here are just a few:
During the Day, Remove Any Hot Air.
Warehouse ventilation is essential to remove excess heat, moisture, smoke, and dust. Hybrid and wind ventilation products are not only useful in protecting goods and machinery but also create a more productive warehouse environment for employees, which increases their wellbeing and productivity. In large spaces, it can be beneficial to install the correct sized MDV air conditioner unit in order to maintain airflow and provide necessary air circulation.
The Right Air-Conditioning System for the Right Space
Commercial air conditioning offers a different approach to heating and cooling your home.
Your business space may have multiple areas that can accommodate many staff members. It could also be used for other purposes. It is essential to choose the right system for your job.
Businesses often install air conditioning in Perth, Brisbane and across Australia without considering their needs, growth, and space requirements. This could mean that they are using an air conditioner that is slow to cool or heats up areas when it shouldn’t.
If you’re thinking about installing or upgrading an air conditioning system in Brisbane, Perth and anywhere in Australia, contact one of our expert team members. They will work with you to meet all your requirements.
A More Modern Alternative
Statistics show that older cooling and heating systems can increase your power bill by 20–40%. This number is even higher if it has been neglected.
Talk to our team at IACS to determine if it is time for you to upgrade and which system will best suit your needs.
Turn Off Heat Source
A simple, practical, and easy way to keep your building cool is to turn off any electronics or machines before you leave work for the night. You can reduce heat by not using any of the items you don’t need throughout the night. This will also help to cool down the building and improve ventilation.
The main reason heating and cooling costs can quickly rise is because people don’t use their systems efficiently. To ensure efficiency, you should first look at the design of your building and its fixtures and fittings.
HVAC works best where there are no drafts and insulation.
- Make sure that doors are closed when the HVAC is running
- Eliminate draughts around windows or openings
- Automatic closing doors might be a good option
- Close off areas that aren’t in use
- For windows that receive harsh sunlight during the day, consider window blinds or tinting.
Insulation keeps cool air from escaping when it is hot. It is well worth the investment to maintain temperature control in warehouses or other commercial buildings. High-quality insulation will also offer acoustic and fire protection benefits.
Keep an Eye on Your Thermostat
This topic is quite complex, but we’ll cover the basics. The thermostat plays an essential role in keeping your heating and cooling costs low.
Did you know that even a 1-degree change in thermostat temperature can result in a 10% increase in your heating and cooling bills? Furthermore, your thermostat temperature should be set according to the season. This includes taking into consideration the clothes of people.
- The ideal summer setting is between 24 and 27 degrees.
- Winter is best when temperatures hover between 18 and 20 degrees.
Your HVAC system should be turned off when it isn’t needed. It might be worth considering using timers and/or sensors to ensure your HVAC is not running when someone is not present.
Although you might think that you are saving money on repairs and maintenance, poorly maintained HVAC systems can end up costing you a lot in the long and short term.
How often should maintenance be done? Air filters should be changed often, and the entire system should be inspected at least once per year.
Replace Air Filters on A Regular Basis
Some manufacturers recommend that you change your filter every month. Other manufacturers recommend that you change it every three months. Check your HVAC equipment frequently. If it seems dirty or hasn’t been changed in a while, you should change it. Filter wear can reduce airflow and make the HVAC system work harder, which in turn leads to energy waste. Clean filters protect the system by keeping dirt and dust out of the system. This could increase maintenance costs.
IACS Can Help
IACS is proud to work with leading brands like MDV and SAVIER in need of heating and cooling and has a great reputation for satisfying the needs of these commercial clients in Brisbane, Perth and Australia’s air conditioning.