Australian Winters – What’s The Best Temperature For Your Air Conditioning
As the winter season settles in Australia, it’s important our workspaces are pleasant when we step in from the cold weather. However, with rising energy costs and how much air conditioning impacts the environment, it’s more important than ever to find the ideal temperature in the winter months so that everyone is happy. In this blog, we will discuss the best temperature for air conditioning in winter Australia, and give you some tips to get the most out of your commercial air conditioning, all together saving you money and getting the maximum energy efficiency.
The Importance of Commerical Air Conditioning
Air conditioning systems are an integral part of commercial properties, making a comfortable environment for employees, regardless of whether it’s summer or winter. There is nothing worse than having to work in a stuffy office when you know your ac unit at home is waiting for you, or there to offer heating when there’s cold weather. These units regulate the temperature and humidity levels inside, creating a comfortable environment for everyone inside. With the ideal temperature setting, an air conditioning system can improve not just your productivity, but also reduce fatigue, and enhance everyone’s wellbeing.
Winter Energy Bills
During the winter months, your ac unit will be working overtime to find that ideal spot to counteract the outside temperature, which will mean you’ll find an increase in your electricity costs and your bills. To counter this, using a set temperature and maintaining it will lessen your energy use and your electricity bill. This is because your air conditioner won’t be fluctuating up and down and remaining at a steady temperature, keeping your workplace comfortable without breaking the bank.
You’re probably sitting there confused because you don’t know what the ‘optimal temperature’ is, don’t worry, according to the Australian government, in winter the ideal temperature is between 18 degrees and 22 degrees. Maintaining this range can help reduce your energy consumption, lower your energy bills and keep things cosy for your employees. It all just depends on your needs and your employees’ preferences.
Benefits of Maintaining The Range
Maintaining the temperature range for your commercial air conditioning system has several benefits. Not only do you save money on your monthly bills, but you’re also improving the energy efficiency of the unit and the building because you’re lowering your energy consumption as well. Not only this but by having a set temperature, everyone inside can be comfortable throughout the year. Additionally, because the air conditioner isn’t working overtime to accommodate everyone, its lifespan increases, reducing the need for repairs and replacements.
Whilst having a set temperature range means you’ve expanded your unit’s lifespan, doesn’t mean that regular maintenance shouldn’t be considered. Just like a car, regular maintenance and servicing can catch and fix any little problems before they become big issues. Routine maintenance also makes it work easier, improving energy efficiency, reducing energy consumption, and lowering energy bills.
Energy Consumption and Cost Reduction Tips for During the Australian Winter.
Just because you’re energy and money conscious during the winter months doesn’t mean you should miss out on the warm air washing over you as you step in from the cold. So, we’ve come up with a couple of tips and tricks to help:
- Set Your Temperature: To find that ideal air conditioning temperature for everyone, why not send an email or survey to your employees? This allows you to see their personal preferences, allowing you some wiggle room to cater to everyone.
- Get a thermostat: This means you can program it to schedule the temperature adjustments all dependent on who’s in and using the heating.
- Seal and Insulate: If you can, figure out where the air is leaking, seal it and insulate around the draughty areas to reduce your heat loss.
- Regular maintenance: Treat your ac unit like a car, get it regularly serviced and maintained to stop little issues from becoming big problems.
- Upgrade: Whilst it could be a short-term expense, upgrading your air conditioner to a more energy-efficient one will save you in the long run. Getting a new air conditioner installed, specifically designed for all your business needs can lighten the energy load significantly.
Who Are You Going To Call? Perth Air and Power Solutions!
You may think that you’ll be able to keep your air conditioning unit at its best and maintain the right temperature through winter via the use of YouTube and the internet, but sometimes, getting a professional in can save everyone time and comfort. At Perth Air and Power Solutions, we specialise in commercial air conditioning installation, design, supply and maintenance surrounding not only air conditioning but commercial electrical and commercial refrigeration as well, so if you’re in the Perth area, give us a call for a free quote!
FOR YOUR BRAIN
When it comes to both commercial and industrial refrigeration, figuring out what exactly your business needs comes from knowing the difference between the two. The main differences between commercial and industrial refrigeration are the size and capacity of the equipment, power requirements, temperature range, types of refrigerants used, and maintenance and servicing needs....Read more
In the realm of air conditioning, split-system air conditioners have emerged as a popular and versatile option for both commercial and residential spaces. Split system air conditioning consists of two main components: the indoor unit and the outdoor unit....Read more
For commercial building owners and facility managers in Perth, knowing how your air conditioning units work during winter is crucial. Winter often creates a challenge: how to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature without an immense energy bill?...Read more
As a commercial property owner or manager, finding a cooling solution that is both cost-effective and energy-efficient is a great way to save money. Ducted evaporative air conditioning systems can be a good choice to cool large spaces as they also reduce your business's energy usage. However, it's important to understand the costs of these systems before making any decisions....Read more
As the winter season settles in Australia, it's important our workspaces are pleasant when we step in from the cold weather. However, with rising energy costs and how much air conditioning impacts the environment, it's more important than ever to find the ideal temperature in the winter months so that everyone is happy....Read more
With Perth's hot summers, most if not all businesses need a form of air conditioning to keep everybody cool and comfortable. Air conditioning comes in many formatsc, with reverse cycle wall units, evaporative systems, and commercial HVAC split systems. The best air conditioner for your building depends on many factors, including the location, its surroundings, and its indoor space....Read more
Motion sensor lights are becoming a popular choice among business owners, with a lot of premises opting to automate even the simplest daily function. But what exactly are motion sensor lights, how do they work, and what are the benefits? Well, read on to find out if they would make a sensible addition to your business premises....Read more
The most important thing to consider when starting a business in the food and hospitality industry is food safety. More specifically—storage. The conditions in which your produce is stored will have a huge impact on your ability to adhere to correct food safety standards. Few businesses need to be as strict as butchers because, if stored incorrectly, meat can very quickly become contaminated with harmful bacteria that can pose a serious health risk to customers....Read more
Are you looking to improve the lighting in your home or business? If so, it's worth seriously considering installing light emitting diode (LED) lights. This kind of light bulb has been around for a good few years now, but homes and businesses are really starting to see the benefits of switching over from incandescent and fluorescent to LED....Read more
In order to survive and thrive, many businesses are simply going to have to think outside the box to find out how to reduce electricity bills. For some, there may be substantial profit margins to be gained by taking just a handful of basic measures to bring down this overhead. For others, there's still no harm in bringing down your carbon footprint and saving a little bit of money while you're at it....Read more