Servers must be managed properly so that they keep running and applications function properly. Like costs and energy usage, this is a primary duty of every CIO/IT manager. In order to make intelligent management-level decisions cost effectively, they have to manage energy usage within the data center.

High-end servers these days have the capacity to sustain higher temperatures. So, by adopting simple and smart approaches, energy bills can be considerably reduced in data centers. Such methods can be implemented with minimal investments on cooling systems.

Below enlisted are some best practices which will let you categorize some of the best data center thermal management strategies.

Increase the thermostat’s temperature readings

Data center standards earlier outlined that 72 degrees was the minimum temperature for return air and relative humidity needed to be maintained at 50 percent. This return air temperatures can be elevated to 95 degrees in small increments over a few days.  Kindly enlist facilities manager or vendor partners for the correct safety assessment standards. With the rise of one degree Fahrenheit rise, a small percentage of electricity bills are saved.

Increase chilled water temperatures

In the past, water in the chiller would be maintained at 45 degrees. Today, the scenario has changed and chillers are operated at 55 degrees. Then energy consumption gets reduced considerably after adopting this method. Raising chilled water set points needs to be done carefully.

Circulate cold Air

Data centers must be tactically arranged so that a big difference can be made. To do so, strategically place all blanking panels in racks. Every gap needs to be plugged so that the room is properly sealed. Hot air must not mix with cold air within the facility. This can be ensured with a pre-fab structure so that a cool room is constructed.

Lastly you have to regulate the cooling capacity. Make sure that your cooling equipment contains flexible capacity components with fans and compressors. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure savings for an efficient data center.