What are the benefits of air conditioning in offices?

Air conditioning has advanced dramatically in recent years and is now a popular feature in many buildings from commercial to domestic. Air conditioning is now widely found in many office spaces no matter how big or small. With offices being littered with vast amounts of electrical equipment from computers to servers, printers and photocopiers, it is far harder to regulate the temperature with a conventional heating system. Often in summer months and warmer weather, offices can reach uncomfortable temperatures making them incredibly uncomfortable to work in. Air conditioning units are able to combat this problem with easily controlled cool air systems.

The recommended working temperatures for staff within an office environment are between 16ºC and 24ºC. However, it has been found that employees working too close to either of those temperatures may become uncomfortable and begin to suffer from any of the following;

  • Heat exhaustion
  • Dizziness
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Shivering
  • Inability to concentrate

All of these symptoms have been found to be popular occurrences in office spaces that do not have an air conditioning system. As an employer, all of the above are likely to slow your workforce down and result in a decreased level of productivity which isn’t ideal.

Air conditioning units have now advanced to the point where they don’t just offer an efficient cooling solution but can also provide much needed heating during the winter. Radiators are often not in ideal places, old or badly maintained making them inefficient heating sources. By installing a quality air conditioning system within your office you can regulate and control the temperature of the office very easily giving everyone a far more comfortable working environment.

Air conditioners don’t only supply cool or warm air, they supply clean and dehumidified air which is far better to have in a working environment. Offices are renowned for producing increased dust with all the electronic equipment, paper and cardboard that may be present which is not healthy for inhalation. An air conditioning system will help to purify the air and remove any hazardous materials within the atmosphere. They are also ideal for preventing condensation and mould which can be caused when using conventional heating systems which is also not healthy for the working environment.

So, air conditioning is helping to make offices far more productive, healthy and comfortable to work in. Air conditioning also does not have to cost the earth or require difficult or messy installations. You can buy simple wall mounted or ceiling mounted units depending on the size of the office and your budget.