Productivity Boosted by Air Con
Many things can affect productivity in the office. As we head into summer and temperatures climb productivity can decrease significantly due to staff discomfort. The good news is, a good air conditioning system can offset this effect! A well-maintained system with correct temperature settings will create a comfortable workplace environment that will keep your staff happy and productive. That’s got to be good for business.
Here are four ways that a workplace air conditioning system can improve productivity:
1. Comfortable Working Conditions
Heat and humidity employees will feel irritable, sleepy, tired, sluggish and sweaty. Their focus is adversely affected, and it’s harder for them concentrate on their work. Make sure your air conditioning is set to the right temperature set to the right temperature, and your employees will be comfortable. And comfortable employees mean drastically increased productivity. Make sure you adjust settings to take into account changing humidity as well as temperature.
2. Stable Temperature
Maintenance of a stable temperature year-round is crucial to employee comfort. Aim for a temperature of 24℃ all year round. This is the optimal temperature for maximum productivity; anything above or below will decrease productivity significantly. Of course, the ambient temperature needs to be taken into consideration when setting temperature. If it’s 30℃ outside, then your air conditioning may need to be set slightly lower.
3. Prevention of Health Problems
Getting your temperature and humidity levels set correctly can prevent health issues and less absenteeism. Air conditioning set too low leads to a cold environment creating breathing problems, dry eyes and skin, and a loss of focus. Too warm and employees will suffer from drowsiness in the cooler months and heatstroke and sweat rash in the warmer months due to excessive sweating.
4. Technology doesn’t like the Heat
All technology, especially IT equipment is sensitive to heat. As part of a computer’s internal cooling system, it can instruct individual components such as the CPU to slow down intensive applications to avoid overheating. In extreme cases, the computer will simply turn itself off completely without warning. Not only are many hours wasted a year due to heat-sensitive IT equipment failing, but there’s the material cost too. Over the long-term, hardware will wear out far more quickly than would be the norm, leading to voided warranties and the need to replace expensive equipment more often.
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