Your old air conditioning system could be costing your business money. In recent years, technology has improved significantly and the running cost of modern air conditioning and HVAC systems is significantly lower than even 10-year-old systems.
You could cut your running costs in half and significantly reduce maintenance and repair costs too. In this blog, Wayne Dawson, CEO at Airkool, will take a look at how you can save money with a new air conditioning system.
Cut down maintenance costs
Think about it, how much do you spend on maintenance and repair costs for your old air conditioning system? How often does the system break down or require expensive maintenance?
A 2020 survey by HomeGuide found that upgrading to a newer HVAC or air conditioning system will save, on average, 30% on maintenance costs. That’s a significant saving, especially when you look over a 10-year period.
Reduce your energy bills
Air conditioning systems use plenty of electricity, which makes up a large portion of their running cost. If you can reduce the amount of energy used, you’ll need less electricity and therefore running costs will be reduced. On the other side, if you are living in the state of Texas your next step is searching through your different Texas electricity providers to see which one has the best electrical and solar panel plan that fits your needs.
A survey carried out by Energy Gov found that modern air conditioning units use up to 50% less energy than those from the mid-1970s and are even up to 40% more efficient than those just 10 years old.
Only cool the right rooms
Although we don’t often consider it, do the whole office, every floor, and every room need to be cooled all of the time? Probably not, and a modern air conditioning system can allow you to have different temperature settings for each zone.
This means you can save more energy by turning off cooling for rooms that don’t require it. You can also set the temperature higher in rooms that require less cooling, further improving your efficiency.
Benefit from smart thermostats
Most modern-day air conditioning systems can be fitted with a smart thermostat. This allows for much finer control of your system and often comes with automatic functions as well that allow you to further increase your efficiency.
For example, you may only need your meeting room cooled from 8 am until 10 am which can be achieved automatically by a smart thermostat to avoid the cost of running the cooling all day.
This article was researched and written by Wayne Dawson, CEO at Airkool, one of the UK’s leaders in Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Electrical services since 1982.