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10 Air Conditioning Hacks to Save Power and Money

10 Air Conditioning Hacks to Save Power and Money

When it comes to running a business, it’s always significant to ensure that the air quality is comfortable for your employees and customers. It makes sure that productivity will not hold up and that your clients have a chance to take as much time as they need to check out your product or service. Your employees and customers want to stay fresh in your business when the temperatures are hot outdoors. For this, you need a quality commercial air conditioning service from a company that has the expertise and experience necessary to ensure customers are completely satisfied with the job. A trustworthy heating and air company can offer you with a solution that will fit the needs of your commercial business.

The majority of us think air conditioners as just a machine that cools the air around us. However, the effects of air conditioners reach far beyond atmospherics to the ways we build and design our workplaces and enhance our working environments.

Today, almost each and every retail store, convenience store, supermarts and restaurants has HVAC system installed. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. There are lots of manufacturers such as Green Zone Surveys offering efficient and cost-effective industrial air conditioning equipment with varying choices in dimensions, styles and colors to suit your business design and layout.

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If you’re looking for a commercial air conditioning company to install a heating and ventilation system for you, then possibly you exactly know what you need, which company you are going to choose, and why. Conversely, you might not know the first thing about heating and ventilation, and need all the help you can get.

Here is what you need to know.

1. Air-Conditioning Design

The first and the foremost thing that you need to know is the commercial air conditioning company you’re considering will be able to work with you to see what sort of air-conditioning design you’ll need. You will have to count on their experience and knowledge, and they should be aware of your requirements.

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2. Variety Of Brands Available

With a lot of different brands and models will actually make finding your perfect air conditioning system much easier. If you have to choose from a couple of systems or one brand, then you might have to make more compromises, than you want to. In such case, you may also end up paying for features you’ll never use, or not have the versatility you need.

3. Choose Flexible Suppliers

Try to make sure that the company you’re choosing will not mind working with any other contractors or suppliers you have on the site, particularly if it’s a new build.

4. Company Must Provide Complete Info

Ensure that the company you’re choosing must provide you all the required information and guidance regarding the product, which will be helping to make the perfect buying decision.

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5. Know Design & Installing Regulations

The commercial air-conditioning company you’re choosing will also need to be aware of relevant legal standards and best practice recommendations for air conditioning design and installation so that they confirm that your system doesn’t breach any regulations.

6. Must Be Well Aware Of Noise Legislations

It’s also significant that the company, which is providing air conditioning services are well aware of any applicable noise legislation, too. You don’t only need the perfect air-conditioning system, but it should not be noisy for your application as well.

7. Always Choose Energy-Efficient Product

You will need to make sure that the air conditioning systems, you are buying must be energy efficient so that they are cheaper to run, and are environment-friendly.

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8. Company Must Be Reliable For Future Purchases

You also need to think about any future capability and expansion needs you may require. Your small shop might not be going to have more sales space or departments, but your hotel or office might grow and have different needs.

9. Company Should Have Latest Models

It is also critical that your commercial air conditioning installation company keeps up to date with models and manufacturers, and any industry changes or relevant issues. You also need them to be accredited and meet or exceed legal standards.

10. Must Provide Regular Service & Maintenance

Once you have found the company, and the system, you need to make sure that you have an air conditioning maintenance schedule, so that you are covered if your heating and ventilation system fails and that your air conditioning unit is serviced on a regular basis compliant with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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