Air Conditioning Oversights That Can Cost You a Lot of Money

Efficient air conditioning is vital to many commercial properties, from offices and shops to hospitals, warehouses, and data centres. However, the cost of keeping your premises and your workforce cool can be enough to make you break out in a sweat.

Fortunately, there are some actions you can take to keep your expenses down. Here are some of the common air conditioning oversights that could be costing you money.

Not Updating Your Unit

As a general guide, air conditioning systems have a life of around ten years. After this time, they lose efficiency and tend to break down more frequently. While replacing your unit requires a significant initial outlay, you’ll soon begin to reap the benefits.

Modern air conditioning systems have programmable or smart thermometers, which help reduce energy usage. As an added bonus, newer systems have lower carbon monoxide emissions, making them much better for the environment.

Installing the Wrong Type of Air Conditioning System

There are several different types of air conditioning systems. Unwittingly installing the wrong one could be a costly error.

Split A/C systems are great for small premises on a tight budget, with single-split and multi-split options available. Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems are more complex, but capable of providing simultaneous heating and cooling in different areas – perfect in a warehouse environment.

If you’re confused about the options, consult a professional who will survey your premises and recommend the right solution for you.

Too Little Maintenance

One of the most serious oversights when it comes to air conditioning is foregoing regular maintenance to save money. This is a false economy. Air conditioning systems work hard and are put under extreme stress.

Regular maintenance will keep the unit running correctly while picking up and fixing little problems that prevent larger and more expensive problems from developing. It’s a simple fact that regular maintenance is the best insurance against major, costly repairs.

Stop struggling with an inefficient air conditioning system and high energy bills. Contact Sovereign today to discuss our air conditioning solutions and request a quote for your commercial premises.

Author: Gareth Whalley
Sharing my vast knowledge in the Air Conditioning and Mechanical services field especially in HVAC installation, service and maintenance across a broad range of sectors, including Healthcare, Education, Transport, Banking, Retail and Commercial developments.