Cooling and Air Conditioning Efficiency for Businesses

 

About seven per cent of the electricity used in the average Saskatchewan business is for cooling and air conditioning.

Things you can do to reduce your electricity use:

  • Limit the use of heat-producing equipment such as printers or fax machines, and turn off equipment each night and when not in use.
  • Keep your windows covered and doors closed during the day to keep cool air inside.
  • Use a programmable thermostat to reliably adjust the temperature in your building.
  • Use an appropriate air conditioning unit. A larger unit does not necessarily cool the room better.
  • Keep your filters clean and maintain your air conditioning unit in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Lights Generate Heat

On average, lighting accounts for roughly 28% of a Saskatchewan business’s electricity consumption.

Incandescent lights produce much more heat than CFL or LED lights. This increase in heat can increase the load on your air conditioning unit in the summer and is a very expensive way to heat your business in the winter.

Reduce your cooling costs by switching to more efficient lighting.

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