Energy Efficiency Tips for Businesses: Fans versus Air Conditioning

  In businesses with a store front such as a clothing shop or a restaurant, your customers are always coming in and out. That open front door can be a strain on your air conditioning; and when that air conditioner works harder, you pay for it. Consider some things when it comes to cooling your small business.

  According to the New York Times, a central air conditioning unit runs three kilowatt hours per hour. A window air conditioning unit runs roughly less than half of that cost, at 1.2 kilowatt hours per hour. A ceiling fan runs only 30 watts per hour and costs roughly 1 cent per hour.

  If you have a small space to cool with windows, a window system may be your best bet. If you have a larger space, consider teaming up your air conditioning unit with a ceiling fan. The ceiling fans help to circulate that air and allow you to raise your thermostat up to ten degrees higher without affecting comfort levels. 

  When you must pay more for your utilities, it cuts into your profits. We hope that considering something like this helps your run your small business better.

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