Is your office too hot or too cold? Secrets for staying comfortable
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The office-wide struggle for control over temperature is a very real issue. Anyone who has worked in an office will know that there is an endless battle all year round to try and find a reasonable temperature for everyone. Some companies will leave it up to the employees themselves to battle it out, while others will have a strict policy on who can do what to impact the office temperature. However, big problem is that every individual has a different level of tolerance to the heat and the cold.
If you’re a victim of these battles you might want to check out a few of our top tips for staying thermally comfortable in your office.
Whether it’s the winter and you need to warm up, or you’re simply being subjected to chilled conditions in the summer, take a look at our tips on warming up:
- Cover your neck – This is a great tip if you feel the chill. Wrap your neck in a scarf or wear a jumper which covers your neck. This will help to keep your circulation warm and can help reduce the amount of drafts you feel on your body.
- Warm your core – Keeping your core warm in the office might seem tricky, but there are a couple of ways you can do this. One is with periodic exercise, either in the form of an inconspicuous walk around the office or dedicated, on the spot exercise. This keeps your warm blood pumping to your extremities.
- Air conditioning heat mode – Many people don’t realise that air conditioning units have a heat mode, so if you’re lucky enough to have access to the controls you can choose to heat the office up in the winter months.
Summers can be lethally hot, but even in cooler months your office might overheat if there are too many people or large pieces of equipment which pump out heat. Rid yourself of stuffy heat with the following:
- Air conditioning – No commercial premises should be without air conditioning. It can help keep your staff comfortable and increase productivity. At Airway Air Conditioning, we have systems for all sizes of office and retail spaces and can carry out regular maintenance to keep it performing at its optimum.
- Wear loose clothing – The tighter your clothes are to you the warmer you’ll feel. Wear loose fitting t-shirts, shorts etc. to avoid sweating and to get fresh air to your body.
- Grab a fan – This final tip may not work for everyone, but a fan pointed at your head can cool you down quickly and easily. Of course, fans can be noisy and no office can afford to give every employee a fan – hence why air conditioning is so vital.
To learn more about the benefits of air conditioning for commercial premises and in office spaces, simply contact Airway Air Conditioning today. A member of our professional team will be able to advise you on which system will best suit the needs of you and your workforce.