The weather is finally starting to get a little warmer, and as summer arrives, we’ll all be searching for ways to keep cool. Office trailers are great for providing outside workers with a place to relax and take a break, but only when they are cool. A hot and stuffy trailer can feel worse than sitting in the sun, so it’s crucial to have some ideas on how to keep it cool without blasting the A.C. and raising electric bills. Continue reading for a few tips on how to keep your office trailer cool in the spring and summer while keeping your electric bills low.
In dusty areas such as construction sites, your air filter can get very dirty and clogged quickly, and should be changed about once a month. When air filters get clogged, the cooling units have to work harder to push out the cold air, which raises energy bills. Replacing the filter should only take a few minutes, but will have great benefits for your office trailer.
Doors and Windows Closed
Since office trailers are smaller than the average office building, they lose cool air a lot quicker. Don’t keep doors open for longer than necessary while the air conditioning is on, as that air can quickly escape and the warm air from outside will come in. Also, while you can open windows to let in fresh air during the cooler times of day (morning and night,) they should be closed during the afternoon when the sun is strongest. Blinds should also be closed in the afternoon, as sunlight can radiate heat into the trailer even when the windows and doors are closed.
It’s important also to be mindful of the electronics you’re operating inside the office trailer. Electronics such as computers and refrigerators give off a lot of heat, especially in small spaces. If the trailer is being used as a workspace and computers are needed, remember to turn them off whenever you take a break to save same electricity and additional heat. Also, these devices should be kept away from the thermostat, as they can cause a false reading.
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