Love them or hate them, you can’t ignore their benefits
Many of us work in boxes, some are hot while others are cold, but it’s very rare that the temperature is just right. Even though the temps may vary, we still end up breathing in the same air for nine hours every day, which leads to illness, and surprisingly, a lack of productivity.
Go ahead, blame the bad air for your late report or mistake-riddled sales pitch, it really could be a factor. Studies have found that temperatures of 24 and above make staff lethargic, more prone to making mistakes, and stress. Cooler than 21 degrees and everyone is too cold to think straight. As it appears, the ideal temperature is between 21 and 22 degrees Celsius, which is easy enough to achieve with an air conditioner.
Before jumping up and down and throwing bad press at air conditioners, you need to take into account the many benefits that these machines offer. Here are a few to help you see that it’s not the enemy:
Improved air quality
Because recycled air is a petri dish for viruses, offices become breeding grounds for coughs, colds, and flu. Air conditioners have air filters that clean the air as it circulates through the system. This reduces the dust, odours, and allergens in the air, which is required for the health of everyone at work, particularly allergy and asthma sufferers.
The drive towards more environmentally friendly technology means that air conditioners are evolving with the times. Eco-friendly options are available, which will save you a lot on your energy bills, and give Mother Nature a break. There are many types available, from split systems to the larger VRF designs, which are overtaking the ducted systems as eco-friendly.
The hotter the environment the worse the productivity. Staff get hot and bothered and are annoyed by things that wouldn’t normally affect them. Opening the windows is an option, but that just lets in warm air. An air con helps to reduce the temperature to an even keel, keeping the interior cool on those blazing summer days. When employees are cooler and more comfortable, the mood is lighter and more work gets done.
Lowers security risk
You may be scratching your head at this one, but many business owners have confirmed that not only does the air conditioning help to keep the machines cool, but the security risk is much lower. No more leaving windows open during the night and risking a loss of office property.
Good for business
Do you want your clients melting on the floor? It’s bad for business if they are hot and irritable. They won’t really focus during meetings and visits to your office may become less frequent. Temper the indoor climate with an air conditioner.
The benefits to installing an air conditioner in your office are extensive. Contact Airforce Airconditioning for a product that will suit your office size and temperature requirements.