Summer is officially in full swing – and so are the high energy bills. Slash your cooling costs without sacrificing your comfort with these five secrets from Electro Industries:

Change your air filter.

A dirty air filter is the number one cause of air conditioner breakdowns and spikes in energy consumption. Make sure you routinely clean or replace your filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.

Place your thermostat wisely.

Believe it or not, the location of your thermostat can have a big impact on the performance of your cooling system. Placing the thermostat near windows, air vents, or other sources of heat can cause your air conditioner to constantly cycle on and off due to inaccurate temperature readings.

Don’t pay to cool an empty building.

Poor building scheduling is one of the primary causes of wasted energy. If no one is in the facility, you shouldn’t be paying to have it air conditioned. Make sure to turn your cooling system OFF overnight and during the weekends if your office is empty.

Have your HVAC system tuned up each year.

A professional tune up is key to keeping your cooling system running like new. During a tune up, the technician will clean various components of your air conditioner, and inspect them for signs of potential problems. This helps prevent breakdowns and maximizes energy efficiency.

Track your power consumption with professional equipment.

Installing energy meters and submeters in your facility can help you track power consumption in real time. Using this data, you can catch energy spikes as they happen, and identify and eliminate the source of the problem.

Electro Industries has been a global supplier of power monitoring equipment for more than 40 years. Our energy management systems are designed to help your business save energy and money. Click here to browse our selection of power meters and submeters, or give us a call at 866-928-7908.