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ICAN/ATEX: How can we keep costs down in relation to air conditioning?

February 15, 2013
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Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

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How do we reduce the cost involved in providing air conditioning to the facility?

What is the requirement for AC per person in a facility?

Friday’s Answer:

air conditioning unitsThe primary means of reducing air conditioning cost is to provide good insulation in the facility to prevent the loss of the cooled air by either radiation or convection.

Keep doors and windows closed; use air lock entries; control outside air exchange; and insulate outside walls and the roof.

Insulated glass is an option, if you have a lot of glass in the structure.

The AC requirements of a facility depend on the number of occupants and their activity, and what ever other  … Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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