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Keep Your Facility Cool and Efficient: Tips and Tricks for Summer Months

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

Hero Facility Services HVAC Maintenance

As the summer months approach, facility managers need to start thinking about how to keep their building in top shape during the heat. Summer can bring a range of challenges for facilities, including increased energy costs, air conditioning breakdowns, and pest infestations. In this blog post, we'll share some of Hero Facility Services tips and tricks for facility managers to help them maintain their building's performance and efficiency during the summer months.

Here are some daily things facility managers can do to cut down on their energy bills and keep up with efficiency in the summer months:

Adjust thermostat settings:

Adjusting the thermostat settings by just a few degrees can significantly reduce energy consumption and save money on energy bills. For instance, you can raise the temperature during non-business hours, such as at night or on weekends when the building is unoccupied.

Use natural ventilation:

Natural ventilation can reduce the need for air conditioning, especially during cooler hours of the day. You can open windows and use fans to circulate cool air through the building.

Turn off lights and electronics:

Turning off lights and electronics when not in use can save a significant amount of energy. Encourage your employees to turn off lights when they leave a room, and use power-saving settings on electronics.

Conduct regular HVAC maintenance:

Regular HVAC maintenance, including cleaning air filters, can ensure the system runs efficiently, saving energy and reducing the risk of breakdowns.

Check and seal air leaks:

Air leaks can let hot air in and cool air out, which can make the HVAC system work harder and use more energy. Check for air leaks around doors, windows, and other openings, and seal them with weather stripping or caulking.

Install window shades or films:

Installing window shades or films can help block out heat and UV rays, which can keep the building cooler and reduce the need for air conditioning.

Use energy-efficient lighting:

Switching to energy-efficient lighting, such as LEDs, can significantly reduce energy consumption and save money on energy bills.

By implementing these daily practices, facility managers can significantly reduce energy consumption and save money on energy bills while maintaining a comfortable and efficient building. If you have any facility management needs or inquiries, don't hesitate to contact Hero Facility Services for your facility service needs today. Our team of experts is always ready to provide exceptional service and support to keep your facility running smoothly.

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