Keeping your employees in a so-called ‘ideal workplace environment’ has many countless benefits if you want your business to thrive. There are many methods in which business owners can incorporate to make sure they are receiving the best from their employees but one particular practice if you want to achieve continued results is having an HVAC system that works efficiently. HVAC units are detrimental in controlling the temperature in a working environment from cooling to heating during specific seasons throughout the year. With this in mind, this blog will explore 5 benefits of installing HVAC units – more specifically Air Conditioning systems, so that you can achieve your ideal workplace environment for your employees.
The Law And Ideal Temperature
Firstly, a good starting point for this blog is to look at the law in regards to the ideal workplace temperature. The UK Workplace HSE Regulations state that: “During working hours, the temperature in all workplaces inside buildings should be reasonable.” Unfortunately, they do not suggest a minimum or maximum temperature, but go to further state: “The temperature in workrooms should normally be at least 16°C or 13°C if much of the work involves rigorous physical effort” so this is something to bear in mind when creating the ideal workplace environment for your employees.
Benefits Of Installing AC Systems In Your Workplace
Below are the benefits a HVAC system can have for the success of your business:
Studies have displayed evidence that an overheated workplace could severely affect productivity of a business. The statistics show that employees waste a minimum of one hour of their working time due to heat and can even be higher in the most extreme of cases. AC systems in your office can reduce the wastage of time as it can drastically help regulate the temperatures in your workspace so that you can achieve your ideal working environment. Furthermore, having a functioning AC system increases efficiency with employee concentration. People that work in a comfortable environment with proper Air Conditioning make fewer mistakes which otherwise would be more prevalent if their environment was sweltering with heat.
Better Health Of Your Employees
The welfare of your employees should be your number one priority when running a business. If your employees have good health they take less sickness therefore, you will get more productivity from them. It’s as simple as that. By Installing air conditioning in the office, you can reduce and regulate the temperature, creating an environment where germs cannot develop, consequently making your employees feel better and helping them stay healthy. A win-win for all of these involved!
Similarly, by installing adequate AC systems, you are improving the air quality that is circulating around the space of your employees. AC systems include a filter that purifies the air and limits the amount of bacteria being spread which can be a major problem in the work space.
Saves You Money In The Long Run
It may not be uncommon knowledge but most new business owners avoid installing AC systems in the office due to their higher electricity consumption. Although it does consume more power compared to a standard office fan, in the long run the overall savings is always astronomically more.
This is because you may need to run multiple fans in your office to keep the place cool, but if you have an efficient AC system, then you need only a couple of them depending on the size of the area you wish to cool. As such, if you compare the cost along with the benefits mentioned above, then you soon realise that the overall savings is more with AC systems compared to other cooling options.
No Security Risks
An interesting point to consider is that people are far more likely to open windows during the working day if they don’t have an AC system installed. When the workplace becomes too hot, opening a window is often the only way to try and bring the temperature down unless they have an office fan which as previously said could consume more electricity in the long run. Unfortunately, this is also how security problems start to occur. If windows are left open overnight, there could be a serious breach of security. AC systems mean that windows are less likely to be opened and thus, reducing the risk of your office space being vandalised.
Keeps Equipment From Overheating
Most people often think about how AC systems benefit the people working within that environment. However, it also helps to keep the equipment inside the building safe from overheating too. If one of your office machinery overheats, such as the computer mainframe, you could potentially lose a lot of money and data. Air conditioning takes the heat away from the desired room, making sure that your important equipment remains at a suitable operating level and ensures your business critical equipment is safe.
Now that you are familiar with the many benefits an AC system has for your employees and workplace environment, perhaps you are considering some AC maintenance and installation. If so, feel free to give us a call on 01525 852 819 or alternatively, email us at – email@example.com