Dubai Residents: Keep AC at 24°C and save on power bills
Empower launches 3-month campaign to optimise energy consumption
By Staff by Emirates 24/7 News
Published Saturday, June 11, 2016
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), a cooling services provider, has launched a three-month campaign aimed to optimise district cooling energy consumption among its customer base of over 55,000 people.
The campaign also aims to ensure the company’s customers’ happiness through cooling services which adhere to highest levels of efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Ending by September, the campaign will offer tips on reducing cooling energy consumption, including setting the room temperature to 24°C during summer peak hours. And 24°C is considered the ideal temperature to reduce cooling energy wastage. The company says this will reflect on the services’ efficiency and reliability as well as bills, consumption, and maintenance.
The campaign targets end-user customers, mainly in residential and commercial segments. The company will also gauge the change in consumption rates comparing to the same period last year in projects such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Jumeirah Lake Towers, and International Media Production Zone in order to assess the effectiveness of the campaign and responsiveness of its customers.
“The core objective of the campaign is to raise our customers’ awareness about the significance of preserving energy and protecting the environment through setting their AC thermostat to 24°C at their homes and offices. This will reflect on the service efficiency and will reduce energy consumption and lead to money savings during the peak summer times,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, Chief Executive Officer of Empower.
He added: “We aim to boost our customers’ happiness and we believe that it is our reasonability to optimise their consumption.”
The summer campaign is being conducted through a variety of mediums, including educational brochures, emails, text message and direct interaction with visitors of Empower customer service centres.
Empower currently operates more than 1,100,000 Refrigeration Ton, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to developments such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District, among others.