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Heating & Cooling Advice For Your Small Business

Heating & Cooling Advice For Your Small Business

At Efficient Pure Plumbing, we’re passionate about helping businesses in Melbourne achieve the ideal heating and cooling solution. We’ve provided installations for a range of businesses from coffee shops to office complexes and childcare centres. We understand that energy costs are the biggest unpredictable cost that small businesses struggle with.

Below are some tips on how you can reduce costs while maintaining maximum comfort for all your employees and customers.

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Purchase Energy Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems

Energy-efficient systems go a long way. If you have old heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems in your commercial premises, consider replacing them with newer, more energy-efficient models. Our team can advise you on the best options for your specific situation, taking into account your budget, the size and space of your premises and any other important considerations.

Installing Adjustable Speed Drives

Your air conditioning system operates using fans that move air throughout the building. You can reduce the cost of operating these fans by installing adjustable speed drives that change the speed of the fan motors according to the exact amount of air that is needed at each time.

Using Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats can save significant costs by automatically ensuring heating and cooling systems aren’t working when no one is around. This is especially useful for 9-5 workplaces. Your thermostat should also be placed out of direct sunlight, away from air vents and not in kitchens or near windows or doors to maximise energy efficiency.

Regular Maintenance and Servicing

A well-maintained heating and cooling system ensures maximum performance and efficiency. Regular servicing also extends the life of the system, improves air quality by ensuring air filters are clean and saves up to 30 per cent on bills by improving energy usage.


Insulation plays an essential role in the effectiveness of your heating and cooling system. You can use solar screen shades, blinds or awnings on windows that get a lot of sun to prevent heat coming. You can also improve window insulation with reflective window film. Inspect your doors, windows and other parts of the interior of your building for gaps where air might leak out.

Operating Your System at Recommended Temperatures

To help reduce energy costs, keep the temperature in your premises set to around 24-25°C in summer and no higher than 18-20°C in winter. A single degree cooler or warmer can make a huge difference to your energy costs. If maintaining these temperatures isn’t making a difference, have your thermostat checked.

Quality HVAC Systems in Melbourne

Efficient Pure Plumbing is the Melbourne expert in heating and cooling, with over 20 years of experience. From ducted air conditioning to quality split systems, we have a range of modern heating and cooling solutions. Call us today for a free quote on 03 9792 3261 or contact us online.