People are very sensitive to air quality, temperature and humidity. This is why creating a comfortable atmosphere in the office is essential for better employee performance. Using Rapid Climate Control assistance may help you improve working conditions in your office in 2013.
The right temperature
An office that is too warm can make employees feel tired, while colder temperatures can result in easily distracted employees. According to Health and Safety Executive data, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings should “provide reasonable comfort without the need for special clothing”.
The temperature in workrooms should be at least 16 degrees Celsius while temperatures between 21 and 23 degrees Celsius are considered the most comfortable. A reasonably comfortable temperature within the office can be achieved by insulating pipes, shading windows, providing air cooling and heating portable devices close to workstations.
The best range of indoor humidity is believed to be between 30 and 60 %. With humidity levels at about 50 %, office workers are stated to generally feel better and have fewer respiratory problems, especially during the coldest months of the year. Higher humidity can result in the development of bacteria and make employees feel dull, while lower humidity causes discomfort and contributes to skin rashes.
Climate control solutions
Cheap heating and cooling solutions are not always effective as fans just circulate air instead of making the temperature inside the office favourable. A sophisticated form of heating and air conditioning known as climate control allows you to set a specific temperature and control the air flow while integrating it with the central heating system.
The benefits of controls
Standard air conditioning and heating devices don’t allow the user to control the air flow, humidity and set specific temperatures. Specially designed sensors and thermostats are programmable which contributes to easy operation, energy saving and cutting costs, not to mention a higher degree of comfort in the office. You can program the system to heat the room only during the working hours and shut off any heating when the office windows are open.
Does your office need climate control?
If you are not sure whether to invest in climate control solutions, consider thermal comfort within your office, which means that employees wearing a normal amount of clothing feel neither too cold nor too warm. An uncomfortable atmosphere inside the office can cause health problems and lower productivity, which also means less revenue.
The good news is that the installation of climate control solutions is quick. Modern climate control options are also energy efficient. Besides, the noise produced by state-of-the-art climate control systems is low to be heard by the human ear.
All things considered, creating an employee-friendly atmosphere in the office is essential. Cutting-edge climate control solutions are effective in providing thermal comfort inside.