4 top essentials your business needs to prepare for summer weather

By Meghan Belnap

It’s always important to prepare for the summer. Your business needs certain tools to fight back against the heat, some of which might require some time to install. If you’re considering the summer weather, you’ll want to take a look at the essential upgrades below.

Filtered water

As the weather heats up, your employees and clients are going to get thirsty. If you want to make sure that everyone in your business is able to work up to their peak ability, you have to keep them well-hydrated. One of the most efficient ways of doing so is to provide filtered water for your employees. Whether you go with a traditional water cooler or an actual filtration device, the addition of filtered water to the office will help everyone who walks through your doors.

Good insulation

While most think of insulation as something that matters during the winter, the truth is that good insulation matters just as much during the summer. The goal is always to keep the temperature inside from being impacted by the temperature outside, and solid insulation is the best way to accomplish that goal. If you have never upgraded the insulation in your building, it might be a good time to take a look at doing so. Otherwise, you may find the summer heat interfering with your employee’s ability to work.

Better AC

Your AC is another important element in keeping indoor temperatures at maximum productivity levels. Investing in top-tier commercial air conditioning is what will allow you to get more out of your insulation and will ensure that those inside your building can work in comfort. Believe it or not, getting an AC unit that is too big is just as bad efficiency-wise as getting one that is too small. If your AC needs an upgrade, make sure to have your building evaluated by a professional to ensure that you’re getting the right size for your needs to avoid energy waste.

Electrical maintenance

No matter what cooling system you choose, you’ll need to ensure that your electrical system can support its operation. Electrical systems can especially take a beating during the summer where extreme temperatures soften wires and their casings. As wiring gets older, it also becomes more likely to short out, and the heat of summer can put your building at greater risk of fire from even a single spark. If your system hasn’t been evaluated in 5-10 years, now is the time to have it looked at and potentially upgraded to more efficient wiring.

When upgrading for the summer, make sure to prioritize those systems that will last. Electrical maintenance, better AC, better insulation and even a good water filtration system can be useful for many years. If you make the right choices, you’ll be prepared for many summers to come.

 

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Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure.

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