Summer is coming to the UK – finally. We all have dreamed of this for a long time, yet the high temperatures can be also a hassle, especially for your staff, who have to keep working inside an office the same hours while enduring the effects of the heat – such as dehydration.
Having a good air conditioning system is vital in the workplace, especially if you don’t want to see the performance of your company affected by a heat wave. Many companies decide to use air conditioning during day and night time alike. The reasons vary: in some cases, the office is still open for a night shift; in other cases it is a measure to keep the office cool for when staff come in next morning.
But, should this be done?
It Will Be Expensive
Some people seem to believe that leaving the air conditioning on during the night is beneficial for their business. They are convinced that by not turning it off they are actually saving money, because the system stays at the same temperature without wasting energy to regulate it. Sadly, this is nothing but a myth. If you leave the air conditioning on day and night, the expenses will double – it is that simple. Therefore, it is something that you should plan for.
Don’t Forget ‘Night Cooling’
If there are a lot of machines in the office, they obviously produce a great deal of heat that, added to the already high temperatures of the environment, can turn the workspace into a very uncomfortable place for your employees. However, there is a simple measure you can start implementing which will spare you the use of air conditioning during the whole night.
Naturally, the temperature of the environment tends to go a few degrees lower when the sun is gone. Take advantage of this and open some windows during the night shifts. You will probably discover that your office or building just needs a very short fraction of time to cool down and reach a pleasant temperature.
Protect the Environment
With climate change already affecting our lives, you may want to make sure your business is green and environmentally friendly. The first step is to cut all those unnecessary energy expenses, and having the air conditioning on for the whole night is probably one. Remember that all electrical appliances save a lot of energy when they are switched off completely. Also, it is not true that air conditioning wastes a lot of energy just by being turned on and off. Whereas machines two decades ago did get some complications when being turning on and off constantly, this is not the case with the modern appliances we use today.
Here at Heritage Heating and Cooling Ltd we are experts on office air conditioning, and we want to let you know how you can take the most of it. We offer a wide range of choices to suit all businesses’ specific requirements. Feel free to contact us at any time and we will be delighted to help! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive more interesting updates.