With Christmas and New Year celebrations behind us, 2018 has begun in earnest. Thoughts will be wandering ahead to dreams of beach holidays and warm weather. Unfortunately, for office workers all over the UK, the prospect of working in stuffy commercial buildings is not so eagerly anticipated.
There are many benefits to introducing a high quality air conditioning system to your office but it’s not just a breath of fresh, clean and cool air that your employees will enjoy. Here we take a closer look at the hidden advantages of office air conditioning so your workers can look forward to a comfortable spring and summer, even if they are chained to their desks.
Lower energy bills
The introduction of air conditioning to your office space is beneficial for the environment too. We are trusted by manufacturers like Daikin, Mitsubishi and Toshiba to install their best air conditioning products. With this comes increased energy efficiency. Nowadays, air conditioning technology is more efficient than in the past, providing the greatest cooling benefits whilst minimising energy use, carbon emissions and utility bills.
For further information on how installing an office air conditioner could lower your energy bills please read our latest blog.
Improved employee health
The autumn and winter months are often linked with increased staff absenteeism but flu, headaches, colds, allergies and other ailments can strike all year round, hurting productivity. Providing a healthy work environment isn’t easy, but with air conditioning you can ensure the basics are covered.
Historically, the use of dirty or inefficient air conditioners was connected to problems like sick building syndrome. However, the use of a well-maintained air conditioning system can help prevent a long list of medical problems.
Air conditioners help to filter out harmful pollutants, as well as lower the indoor humidity that encourages the growth of mould, mildew and dust mites. For asthma and hay fever sufferers in particular the use of air conditioning can ease uncomfortable symptoms (such as shortness of breath and chest tightness). This is explained in an excerpt from health care specialist Johns Hopkins Medicine:
In many areas, pollens can be a problem from February through November each year. If you are allergic to pollen, during pollen season it is important that you keep all car and house windows closed and use the air conditioning.”
Better business all round
In addition to ensuring your employees are well enough to attend work, the use of air conditioning also has a direct impact on productivity. Heat impairs a number of essential functions, functions that are integral to successful business operation.
According to a recent study, heat can diminish an individual’s confidence and decision making ability. Worker productivity in general was also found to decrease once office temperatures rose above a comfortable level.
Benefits, both hidden and obvious, make the introduction of office air conditioning a worthwhile investment for business owners and employers in a multitude of sectors. Get in touch with our team today to discuss your air conditioning needs and become one step closer to a healthy and more productive work environment.