Picture this - it’s July in the B.C. Interior, the sun is shining, and temperatures are reaching up to 30 degrees celsius. Now, picture spending the day at work without any air conditioning.
Not a very pleasant image, is it? It seems quite obvious that you are less likely to be productive if you’re in discomfort, which is probably how you’d feel if you were sweating through your suit. However, studies have shown that even feeling a bit too hot at work can affect employee productivity.
This also goes the other way around. In a workplace that’s too cold, employees might spend more of their energy shivering than getting work done. This lack of comfort can result in disengaged employees and lost profits.
This is one of the reasons why it’s so important for businesses of all kinds to ensure that their heating and cooling (HVAC) systems are serviced regularly and working well. It’s also important to make sure that your HVAC system is set up properly for your building, as there are many factors that can affect the temperature in a building. The layout of the building, how many windows it has, their location, and the number of occupants are just a few factors that can affect building temperature.
If you find that your employees are often complaining about the temperature, it might be time to have a professional HVAC contractor assess the situation and make recommendations. As well, make sure to get your heating and cooling system serviced in the spring and fall to avoid a potential breakdown when you need it the most!
If you need assistance with your commercial, industrial or institutional heating and air conditioning system, Kimco can help. Contact us today.