How to save Energy Costs By
|The Carbon Trust suggests that
most people feel comfortable at 18-26C as long as the temperature
inside is related to the temperature outside. Don’t forget that
staff and any visitors will be dressed for outdoor conditions so if
it’s hot they will be in cooler clothes.
The Carbon Trust therefore suggests that the temperature indoors should be no more than 3C below the outside temperature. This means that if it’s 26C outside then the indoor temperature should be set at 23C.
But don’t just rely on these suggested temperatures. Look at your employees and if they are putting clothes on when they get to work then something’s not quite right. It may be that the air con is set too high.
Finally, try to prevent the office from getting overheated in the first place. Close any blinds or curtains to keep the sun out and the room cool. This will therefore reduce the need to cool the room down in the first place.
Businesses can reduce their energy costs by using an online comparison site to compare prices but if you are not using your air con correctly you may still be spending more than you need to on your business energy.
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