With the Florida heat slowly creeping its way back into our lives, you may find yourself reaching for the thermostat more often — something you’ll see reflected in your utility bill come the end of the month. But is there really a temperature that you can set your commercial space’s thermostat that will save you money? All Temp, your trusted experts in AC Kissimmee, helps you figure out how to stay cool without breaking the bank.
Program Your Thermostat
Most likely, your business does not operate 24 hours a day. So why are you cooling it as if it does? While you probably don’t want to have a sole person dedicated to turning down the thermostat at the end of each day, you can invest in a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat can help you set a schedule; you can set it so that while there are no employees or customers in the building, the unit isn’t running as frequently. A programmable thermostat can help you ensure your commercial unit isn’t running at all hours of the day, which can help you see some savings on your utility bill.
Make Informed Changes
You may not think there is a huge difference between setting your thermostat at 72 or 73 degrees, but there is! For each degree you raise or lower your thermostat, you are raising or lowering your HVAC’s cost to run by three to five percent. Say your current utility bill averages $150 with the thermostat set to 71 degrees. If you raise your thermostat by just four degrees, you’ll see a 30 dollar savings on your next bill.
The best way to lower your utility bill, regardless of the season, is to maximize its efficiency.
- Regular maintenance: Routine service can help lengthen the lifespan of your commercial unit. Without preventative maintenance, a problem within the unit may go undetected, leading to costly repairs.
- Air leaks: Air leaks can negatively impact your commercial HVAC unit. Seal any leaks with weather stripping or caulk.
- Air filters: Regularly changing your air filter can maximize airflow.
It’s not necessarily a specific temperature that saves you money; maximizing your commercial HVAC unit’s efficiency is what will save you money in the long run. For more information on how you can ensure that your unit is operating in its optimal capacity, contact the AC Kissimmee experts at All Temp by calling (407) 857-7800.