The budget of your business is one of the most important items you have to deal with. You have to ensure that you are spending as little money as possible while fulfilling all of your obligations. The less money you spend means the more money you can take home and your employees can take home. That’s obvious. However, the ways you could be saving money aren’t necessarily as obvious. One of the ways that a lot of businesses are losing money is their light commercial air conditioners. If you haven’t thought seriously about how much money your air conditioner is consuming, you’re probably paying too much. Air conditioner costs include the amount you pay for the air conditioner, the amount you pay in energy costs each month, and the amount you pay to have it fixed. Therefore, a more affordable air conditioner would be one that costs less, breaks less, and consumes less energy. With that in mind, what should you be looking for?
Inverter Air Conditioners
A standard air conditioner operates pretty simply. You set a temperature that you would like to maintain. When the temperature inside the room goes above that temperature, the air conditioner comes on. Once the room is cooled to the desired temperature, the air conditioner turns off. In this way, an air conditioner is either on or off. That’s a fairly inefficient way to heat or cool an office. An inverter air conditioner, such as those offered by Carrier Airconditioning, works on a more quantum principle. The inverter moderates the current coming into the air conditioning unit so that it can control how much power the air conditioner is drawing at a given time. If you only need to cool your office a few degrees, the air conditioner might come on with a very low energy output. If you need to cool your office rapidly, it will come on with more power. This means that you can maintain a temperature with much less energy usage. That will translate directly into savings in your energy bills. In addition, it will also mean your air conditioner will break less often because it won’t work nearly as hard.
Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner
If you have an air conditioner unit that has a separate heating attachment or even a separate heater, you might be spending too much money. If you’re buying and maintaining two different machines, you are spending twice as much money. However, if you choose a reverse cycle air conditioner, you don’t have to worry about both a heater and an air conditioner. A reverse cycle air conditioner essentially runs backward. Instead of blowing cool air into your office, a reverse cycle machine also removes the cool air from your office. This allows you to heat your office with the same machine that cools it.
Lastly, you should choose a device that allows you to draw outside air into your office. That can help you save money when it’s not too hot outside and you don’t need to cool the office very much. The right air conditioner could save you hundreds of dollars.