How Office Temperature Affects Productivity
The temperature in your office can sometimes be an ongoing battle: is it too hot, too cold, or just right? Fluctuating temperatures can not only be frustrating to employees in the office, but surprisingly, it can affect their productivity.
When our brains are distracted with monitoring body temperature it's easy for the person to get sidetracked and lose concentration. Productivity declines. Experts say that the optimal temperature is between 69.8 and 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a 2006 study by Helsinki University of Technology. In a 2004 study from Cornell University, researchers found that consistently cold employees will make more mistakes. Hot employees will be sluggish, fatigued, and irritable. If your thermostat is kept low in the winter and high in the summer, it will cost you more money due to the loss of employee productivity. Nobody wants mistake prone or irritable employees!
Is your heating and cooling system unreliable or have a difficult time keeping up with the demands of your office? Regular maintenance is key to keeping your office system running at optimum efficiency. If your heating and cooling system is out of date and inefficient, Spring is a great time to replace it – before the hot weather sets in during the summer! In addition, there are a variety of rebates and incentives happening for 2017 on a variety of systems, so you can save money, too. Contact our team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning today for an appointment!
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