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Top 3 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Air Conditioner

Failing to properly maintain your air conditioner unit can result in several problems, such as higher energy bills, decreased system efficiency, effectiveness and safety. It can also cause health problems such as the transfer or bacteria and microorganisms, asthma and allergies. Thus, it is important to avoid these top 3 mistakes to get the benefits of an efficient AC unit:

1. Not Cleaning or Changing AC Filters

The most important maintenance task to ensure your AC system will be running efficiently is to clean and routinely replace your AC filters. The filters help to remove dust and allergens that passes through the system. Dirty and clogged filters block normal airflow and will significantly decrease your AC unit’s performance and efficiency.

Not replacing dirty/clogged filters can reduce your AC’s energy consumption by 5-15% so make it a point to routinely clean or replace them!

2. Ignoring To Clean Coils

When AC coils get covered with dirt and grime, it weakens the heat transfer process and cooling capability. Dirty coils reduce your system’s efficiency, costing you money and impacting on your indoor air quality.

Evaporator and condenser coils are delicate and very expensive parts to replace. It is best to have them cleaned by a professional cleaner because using the wrong tools or chemicals can result in costly damage.

3. Not Having Your AC Unit Serviced Annually

According to cooling professionals, even if your AC unit is working properly and you do not suspect for problems, you need to have it serviced and inspected at least once a year. This will prolong the life of your unit and ensures maximum efficiency, ensuring you stay compliant to health and safety rules and regulations.

Envirobridge specialist cleaning teams can handle deep cleaning services, achieved to a benchmark standard. We are fully trained in the use of specialised industrial floor cleaning equipment, from sweeping and scrubbing to power washing. We even use manual hand cleaning where required and use our own range of environmentally friendly enzyme cleaning products wherever possible.

Got a question about cleaning that you need answering? Contact us using our contact form or on 01295 780444 and we’ll do all we can to help you.

Download our free printable checklist for A/C and cooler cleaning and maintenance. Always know what you need to do and when.

Download the FREE productivity guide!

As the owner or manager of a busy warehouse, productivity and efficiency are at the top of your list of priorities. You can never be too efficient when running your own business. You may think you’ve tried it all but you may be wrong! Often it is the most obvious things that get overlooked and in fact they end up being the things that cost your business the most. So we have created a guide that highlights the few simple ways that you could save yourself and your business precious time and money.

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Productivity Tips: Smart Ways to Improve Warehouse Efficiency

Managing a warehouse entails more than managing the flow of items. You have to ensure timely deliveries, meeting customers’ expectations and your systems and processes are operating well at all times. There are many ways to improve warehouse efficiency, but these little improvements can have a huge impact.

1. Invest in technology

Nowadays, every business is integrated with the internet, including warehouse management systems. It is important to adapt to technological changes to maximise efficiency.

Through technology and the use of the latest software, you can have greater inventory visibility, improved warehouse production and accurate delivery of orders. As a result, your customers will be greatly satisfied with your fast and accurate operations and services.

2. Document processes

It is important that you keep a documentation of your warehouse processes and ensure these are updated each year. A well-documented process and system helps in maintaining the consistency of your processes and smooths any transition of employees.

3. Get suggestions from employees

Your warehouse employees can have helpful insights since they know directly about the strengths and weaknesses of your operations and warehouse management system. Take time to listen to suggestions.

4. Keep your warehouse clean and organised at all times

When you keep your warehouse clean and organised, employees can locate items and stocks easily, they can move around quickly and accidents can be prevented. Good housekeeping leads to more effective use of space and reduced handling to ease the flow of materials.

Make sure to allocate time to clean and organise your warehouse, or get the services of a professional industrial cleaner.

Envirobridge specialist cleaning teams can handle deep cleaning services, achieved to a benchmark standard. We are fully trained in the use of specialised industrial floor cleaning equipment, from sweeping and scrubbing to power washing. We even use manual hand cleaning where required and use our own range of environmentally friendly enzyme cleaning products wherever possible.

Got a question about cleaning that you need answering? Contact us using our contact form or on 01295 780444 and we’ll do all we can to help you.

Download our free printable checklist for A/C and cooler cleaning and maintenance. Always know what you need to do and when.

Download the FREE productivity guide!

As the owner or manager of a busy warehouse, productivity and efficiency are at the top of your list of priorities. You can never be too efficient when running your own business. You may think you’ve tried it all but you may be wrong! Often it is the most obvious things that get overlooked and in fact they end up being the things that cost your business the most. So we have created a guide that highlights the few simple ways that you could save yourself and your business precious time and money.

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How Often Do You Need To Clean and Change Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter?

The air filter is an important, but often an overlooked component of an air conditioner or HVAC system. It traps particles and contaminants that could badly affect air quality, such as dirt, dust, pollen, mould, bacteria and microorganisms – a nightmare should your facility face inspection from a major customer or health and safety professional. With regular use of the air conditioner, air filters can get clogged up and collect more particles, thus the need for cleaning or changing.

Moreover, If you neglect to change the air filters in your workplace, then the air quality will decline, leading to foul or mildew odours and allergic reactions in your employees, such as runny nose, coughing or sneezing.

How often you should change your workplace’s air filter will depend on the following:

  • the kind of filter you have
  • the number of people occupying the area
  • the overall indoor air quality
  • the level of air pollution and construction around the facility

As a general rule, you should clean your air conditioner’s air filter within an indoor area every two months. If the air conditioner is located in a more dusty or polluted place, cleaning your filters must be done monthly or more regularly.

Air conditioner or HVAC system filters should be checked and possibly be replaced every one to two months. If you have employees who suffer light to moderate allergies, the air filter should be changed more often. Factories, warehouses or industrial facilities who need cool air temperatures for the preparation and storage of foods may need to replace their air filters every month.

In order to remember when to change your air filter, you can set a reminder using your calendar app, such as Google Calendar. It is also best to consult with a professional HVAC or air conditioner cleaner to determine how often your air filter should be cleaned or changed. Having your air conditioner or HVAC system cleaned when it should be will ensure you aren’t playing with fire when it comes to health and safety.

Envirobridge specialist cleaning teams can handle deep cleaning services, achieved to a benchmark standard. We are fully trained in the use of specialised industrial floor cleaning equipment, from sweeping and scrubbing to power washing. We even use manual hand cleaning where required and use our own range of environmentally friendly enzyme cleaning products wherever possible.

Got a question about cleaning that you need answering? Contact us using our contact form or on 01295 780444 and we’ll do all we can to help you.

Download our free printable checklist for A/C and cooler cleaning and maintenance. Always know what you need to do and when.

Download the FREE productivity guide!

As the owner or manager of a busy warehouse, productivity and efficiency are at the top of your list of priorities. You can never be too efficient when running your own business. You may think you’ve tried it all but you may be wrong! Often it is the most obvious things that get overlooked and in fact they end up being the things that cost your business the most. So we have created a guide that highlights the few simple ways that you could save yourself and your business precious time and money.

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Are your current warehouse procedures causing productivity problems?

Warehouse management is commonly related with six (6) basic principles: accuracy, efficiency, cost control, safety and security & cleanliness. However, under these tenets are processes and procedures that are complex and continuously changing. Many times, these dynamic warehouse procedures present warehouse managers with major issues and problems, which negatively affect productivity.

 Let’s explore the common problems experienced in today’s warehouse operations and their recommended solutions:

 

1. Redundant processes

Redundant processes and procedures are time-consuming, increase labor cost and adversely affect employee productivity. It is important that warehouse managers re-evaluate their current processes, procedures to find ways to streamline workflows that optimise productivity and efficiency. Automated and up-to-date systems in warehouse operations can also help in reducing the amount of time employees will spend on manual, repeatable tasks.

 

2. Inventory inaccuracy

Inaccurate inventory causes issues, such as maintaining improper stock quantities and buildups of obsolete inventory. Moreover, due to inaccurate inventory or stock information, other problems arise such as picking problems, increased expenses, low productivity and lost revenue. Having an automated inventory system provides a solution to this type of problem. A high-quality automated system provides real-time and accurate data about inventory levels and compositions.

 

3. Poor facility layout

Many warehouses are having problems with inadequate storage spaces and inefficient use of available storage. Warehouse managers should maximise the use of space by having an optimal layout, that should include both the floor space and the vertical space available for use. A good layout will maximise the use of equipment and labor and will provide more accessibility to items and materials.

 

4. Inadequate health and safety management

Prioritising health and safety is critical to a warehouse operation. Yet, too often, this is overlooked in a busy warehouse environment. Failing to regulate and carry out health and safety procedures can lead to sickness, absences, reduced productivity, injuries, legal issues, and even fatalities. Warehouse managers should stay up to date to health and safety regulations and maintain a “safety first” culture.

 

5. Poor housekeeping

Some obvious signs of a poorly kept warehouse are messy loading docks, littered aisles, unorganised pallets and materials not located in their proper places. Aside from safety consequences, these will surely slow down processes, efficiency and productivity.

To reduce build-up of clutter, warehouse managers should implement a strict practice of housekeeping, such as alloting a certain amount of time to cleaning and organising at the end of each shift, or employ the services of a professional industrial cleaner.

Envirobridge specialist cleaning teams can handle deep cleaning services, achieved to a benchmark standard. Whether it is high level warehouse cleaning, factory cleaning or comprehensive industrial floor cleaning (in occupied areas or empty areas) we aim to work with you to make sure that the end cleaning product presents a sparkling clean professional image to your public and customers.

Download our free guide for saving money and time in your warehouse.

 Got a question about cleaning that you need answering? Contact us using our contact form or on 01295 780444 and we’ll do all we can to help you.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRODUCTIVITY GUIDE!

As the owner or manager of a busy warehouse, productivity and efficiency are at the top of your list of priorities. You can never be too efficient when running your own business. You may think you’ve tried it all but you may be wrong! Often it is the most obvious things that get overlooked and in fact they end up being the things that cost your business the most. So we have created a guide that highlights the few simple ways that you could save yourself and your business precious time and money.