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How Air Conditioning and Ventilation Units Benefit Your Office

Posted on by Belmar Services Ltd Blog

With deadlines and expectations to be met consistently, employees in any industry may think that their computer, laptop or tablet is the most important part of getting the job done. However, what if we were to tell you that the quality of the air in your office has a significant impact on the quality of your work and your levels of productivity? In our latest blog post, we outline how air conditioning and ventilation units can be used to boost your performance at work.

Air Temperature

At one point or another, an employee will have complained about how hot or cold their office is, and usually, productivity rates slump as a result. With complaints being made about how hot or cold it is, what is the ideal office temperature? Although there are no legal requirements that regulate the temperature in an office, research into productivity and its relation to temperature suggests that the ideal office temperature is around 22 celsius. Further advice, provided by the Health and Safety Executive, also suggests that the minimum temperature for an office should never stoop below 13 celsius. Despite there being a number of rules and regulations available to help base our idea of an ideal office temperature around, is there any evidence which suggests that temperature affects productivity?

There has been a significant amount of research into productivity at work, and the typical conclusion is that as the temperature increases, productivity usually declines. Although there are a number of variables that affect these conclusions, such as age, humidity and the type of office, research suggests that people are far more productive in mild climates.

Air Quality

Unlike air temperature, the quality of our air is not something we can we can feel or witness, but is something that drastically affects our levels of productivity. Research from The Department for Environment reveals that stale and polluted air has a negative effect on productivity. Further research from Environmental Health Perspectives reveals that low quality air affects our ability to make decisions and lowers our levels of performance in comparison to environments with high quality air.

Air conditioning and ventilation units are able to regulate both air temperature and air quality, both of which are directly linked to productivity and performance levels at work. If you wish to find out more about our air conditioning and ventilation units, contact Belmar Services today by calling us on 0115 9551398 or by leaving us a message via our online contact form.

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