Installing Air Conditioner in Your Home Office for the Summer: 3 Tips for Optimal Energy Efficiency

Hot, sunny days can reduce overall productivity. Ideally, you want your home office to be kept at 25 degrees Celsius, as Cornell University has found that workers tend to be twice as productive when working in environments at this temperature than in the same environment, but 5 degrees Celsius colder. If you work at home, counter the effects of hot summer days by installing air conditioners in your home office. To keep your expenses minimal, here are 3 tips you should keep in mind that will keep the air conditioners energy efficient.

Use the Right Refrigerant

The refrigerant is basically the medium and solution within the air conditioner responsible for conveying heat and producing the cooling effects you desire. While there are many options to choose from, many professionals recommend choosing air conditioners that use R-32 refrigerant, as this refrigerant has been found to be the most effective. Using R-32 refrigerant can reduce the energy consumption of the air conditioners by about 10%.

Choose Air Conditioners with Smart Features

Don't be afraid to spurge a little on air conditioners with smart features designed to help you save energy. These air conditioners possess thermostats and sensors that will automatically shut off the air conditioner once the temperature in the room reaches a certain degree. These features can also monitor the ducts within the air conditioner to alert you when there are leaks or other problems that may be causing the unit to malfunction or run inefficiently.

Determine Best Place for Installation

When installing the air conditioner, work out where the best place for installation may be. You should install the air conditioner in a place far away from large furniture or other items that may obstruct the flow of the cool air being emitted. In addition, you should also make sure that the air conditioner is not installed near any electronic appliances that may emit heat, like a lamp. Depending on where you work, you might want to install the air conditioner closer to your desk, so that you can better control the temperature within the area you work.


Installing an air conditioner in your home office may be a worthwhile investment if it can help you be more productive. An air conditioner may also keep you from getting distracted by the heat, so that you stay focused on your work. It'll also make your work days a lot more comfortable and enjoyable.

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