The sun is finally starting to shine, and the temperature is slowly creeping up. The lighter nights are on their way along with spending time outdoors after work. However, we all know how awful being cooked up in a stuffy workplace can be during the warmer months don’t we? Loosening the tie, taking off the jacket, nothing cools you down quite like a good air conditioning unit.

That’s why you should ensure you are following steps to maximise the efficiency of your air con equipment; the better it operates, the more comfortable you are. There are lots of really small and simple things you can do to reach maximum efficiency, some of these are listed below:

  • Make sure all doors and windows are closed – when your air con is running, you want to allow it to maintain a temperature you are comfortable with whilst operating to its full efficiency. Having doors or windows open means the unit must work harder, therefore using more energy and struggling to maintain a consistent temperature.
  • Prevent or fix air leaks – any air leaks around doors, windows or attics can prove to be a big problem for lost efficiency. The air your unit has cooled will leak outside, meaning the set temperature will not be reached and the unit will have to work longer than necessary. This means more energy will also be used, resulting in higher bills!
  • Set your thermostat to a reasonable temperature – it’s a common misconception that a unit set to a lower temperature will cool quicker, instead it will actually just operate for longer, using more energy and again causing higher bills.
  • Change those filters, and regularly – maximum air flow cannot be achieved with dirty filters. Any blockages in filters or build ups of dust can prevent the air from flowing freely, making the job of your unit harder.

These are just a few steps you can take to help your air con unit operate to its full potential and achieve maximum efficiency. Along with the above, the most important step you can take is to book in for regular service and maintenance appointments with qualified professionals.

If you require any air conditioning installations or some service and maintenance then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at EJM, where a member of our team will be happy to discuss your needs with you.