There’s nothing better than the temperature-controlled confines of your own home, a safe sanctuary from the unrelenting sun and sweltering pavements outside. But you won’t keep your cool for long, not once you’ve had a chance to glance at your electricity bill.
Too often, homeowners – and business owners – forget that the real cost of running temporary cooling equipment in San Francisco isn’t the initial purchase but the day-to-day operational expense of keeping it up and running.
Don’t believe us? Plug your usage into this calculator and you’ll see just how much power even a humble emergency cooling system can drain if used incorrectly.
Fortunately, there’s a simple fix. Follow this quick guide to operate your cooling equipment at maximum efficiency:
1. Perform Regular Check-ups
According to ApartmentTherapy.com, basic maintenance such as replacing your filter and cleaning the coils can keep your system running efficiently. Dirty cooling equipment has to work much harder to bring down temps.
By clearing away gunk, debris, and dust, you’re easing the pressure on the system, not just allowing it to operate more efficiently but also preventing it from failing prematurely.
2. Dial Your System Down at Night
When you’re sleeping, your body temperature tends to drop substantially. So just before bed is the perfect time to dial back the thermostat to reduce energy consumption.
Alternatively, you can invest in emergency cooling equipped with “sleep mode,” a setting that will send a signal to the system that it’s bedtime so it doesn’t work as hard.
3. Move the Furniture
Anything that might be obstructing your temporary cooling equipment could be inhibiting its ability to filter and cool the air. Try rearranging your furniture to cut out any obstacles between you and that refreshing breath of cold air.
4. Dim the Lights
Little known fact: Keeping your lights on counteracts the cooling effect of your system. We’re not telling you to start reading by moonlight, but switching off lights in rooms that you aren’t using will help your AC operate more efficiently.
5. Try 78 Degrees
It’s not just a comfortable temperature for most people, but it’s exactly where your temporary cooling equipment wants to be. Experts agree that you’ll get optimal performance out of your system – and minimize wear-and-tear – by setting your thermostat to 78 degrees.
Where Can I Buy or Rent Emergency Cooling Equipment in San Francisco?
Allied Rental Co. has a proven track-record of supplying home- and business owners with temporary cooling systems that combine durability with efficiency. Click here to compare prices or call us at 415-644-5792 to learn more about renting or buying a temporary cooling system.