The summer heat can make commercial spaces almost unbearable. High temperatures can reduce efficiency, productivity, customer satisfaction, not to mention making employees and customers feel uncomfortable. Therefore, it’s important for businesses to invest in energy-efficient cooling solutions to keep their workplaces cool and comfortable. The team here at GM Services have put together a list of 8 options to consider for your commercial space to keep those temperatures from soaring:
- Utilise Natural Air Cooling
Natural air convection is a great solution for commercial spaces. Vents and ceiling fans can be used to draw in cooler air from outside and circulate the air inside the building. This helps to keep temperatures comfortable without having to consume too much electricity- keeping those all-important energy costs down.
One of the most cost-effective ways to keep commercial spaces cool is by properly insulating the building. This helps to stop warm air from getting in and also keeps cooler air from escaping. Ensuring that your insulation is in good condition will make it much easier to keep temperatures regulated. The team at GM Services advise to get your insulation checked at least once a year to ensure it is in optimal condition to save you money and keep that temperature regulated. Moreover, the UK government offers insulation grants for commercial spaces– ensure to check if your space is eligible.
- Use Solar Shades
Solar shades are a great way to keep direct sunlight out of your building. Not only do they help to keep temperatures down, but they also reduce glare and harmful UV rays.
- Heat Rejection Film
Window films are designed to reject heat from direct sunlight, while still allowing natural light into your building. This helps to reduce heat build-up and prevent your air conditioning system from having to work too hard.
- Install Intelligent Thermostats
Intelligent thermostats are great for managing your air conditioning system. They help to regulate temperatures based on the occupancy of the room as well as the time of day. This ensures that your air conditioning system is only being used when needed, saving money and energy in the long run.
- Install Central Air Conditioning
If your commercial space is large enough, you should consider installing a central air conditioning system. This will provide uniform cooling throughout your building, as well as reduce the amount of electricity used compared to smaller air conditioning units. Just as with insulation this system should have yearly servicing to ensure it is running at its optimal.
- Cool Roofing Systems
Cool roofing systems are designed to help reflect the sun’s rays and reduce heat absorption. They are energy efficient and can help keep your building cooler throughout the summer months.
- Evaporative Coolers
Evaporative coolers are similar to central air conditioners, but they use the natural process of evaporation to cool the air. This type of system does not use as much electricity, making it an efficient and cost-effective solution.
Making sure your commercial space is energy-efficient during the summer can be a challenging task but can also be very beneficial to your business. Investing in energy-efficient cooling solutions will not only help to keep temperatures comfortable, but it can also improve efficiency, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
If you would like to get your commercial property ready for the rising temperatures or have your current systems serviced to ensure they are running at their optimal, contact the team at GM Services. Our engineers are experienced and fully licensed and will work with you and your space to ensure you have the best and most energy- efficient cooling systems in place.