If you own a bricks-and-mortar business, then you know one thing for certain: you need to make sure that you are keeping it cool during the summer months. This is easier said than done, even if you have had a commercial HVAC company install a state-of-the-art system for you. Here are a few good tips for making sure that your business remains cool with the aid of that system:
Tip 1: Make Sure You’re Covered
Having an air conditioning unit just isn’t enough; you need to make sure that unit can cover your entire building. That means having a vent in every room so that the system doesn’t have to work extra hard to provide cold air to any rooms. In addition to that, when you are having an air conditioning unit installed, make sure that the duct work can support it.
Tip 2: Close the Blinds
This might sound a little silly in context, but you should make sure that you are closing the blinds, especially if you have large picture windows in your business or in any areas that face direct sunlight during the day. Air conditioning units are designed to activate once the heat in the building reaches a certain threshold, and if the sun is beating down on your glass windows, the building will reach that temperature far sooner than intended.
Tip 3: Keep Exterior Doors Closed
This goes hand in hand with making sure your building is properly covered. Leaving the doors open will cause your system to become overworked, and eventually, you will notice a higher energy bill.
These three tips will help you to keep your building warm and your bills low. Remember, if you have any additional questions, please contact a professional HVAC company. All in all, it should be a very comfortable summer in Portland!