Now’s the chance for you to quit ignoring that whiny employee complaining about how hot it is in the office. It seems that that employee has reason to complain. An award-winning research from Singapore revealed the office workers work less without air-con. Dr. Henry Cahyadi Willem of National University of Singapore said that room temperature and ventilation can affect how office workers perform. A cool room makes office workers more alert. It also encourages concentration.
People working on tasks that require numerical skills, proofreading, and creative thinking also need to work in ideal working temperatures. According to the study, office workers prefer a cooler temperature while wearing light clothing.
Recent studies similar to Dr. Willem’s groundbreaking study have concluded that the ideal temperature for working places is around 20°C. If temperature rises by 4°C results, a drop in productivity can result by as much as 15%. Accidents also increase by 25%. So, if you’re concerned with the high energy costs of air-conditioning the office space, think about the productivity increase that results from creating comfortable working conditions. You may also need to invest in installing air-conditioning units. However, office workers will be motivated to work
in improved office conditions. This offsets the initial costs in buying air conditioning units.
Business owners have several options in installing efficient air conditioning in the office. You can choose from a wide variety of fixed air conditioning units to enhance workers’ comfort. These fixed air-conditioning units are built with efficiency in mind while working to keep energy bills down.
Business owners should think about their business’s unique needs when choosing the right air-conditioning units. The following are the types of air conditioners that are perfect for working environments.
Window air-conditioners are commonly used for single-room offices. All the parts of an air-conditioner is contained in a box. This unit can site on a window sill or is fitted into a space carvedin a room’s wall. This is the most economical choice for small businesses. This type of air-conditioner is ideal for offices that are above ground level because you don’t need to install a heavy condenser outside. The only downside for window air conditioners is the noise that they make.
The split air conditioner has two major parts: one outdoor unit and the indoor unit. The outdoor unit is fitted outside the room. The indoor unit is installed inside the room or office space. Refrigerant piping connects the outdoor and indoor units. The beauty of split air-conditioners is that you don’t need to destroy a wall to accommodate an air conditioning unit. Split air-conditioners can cool one or two rooms. It also emits less noise than a window air-conditioner.
Fixed air-conditioning units are most cost-effective options to create an ideal temperature in the workplace. They do not need professional installation, so you can cut back on the costs.