An overly warm office building in the summer can be both uncomfortable and distracting, making it difficult for employees to concentrate. Providing a cool environment is really important and will allow employees to complete their working day without feeling too hot and bothered, and wanting to end the day early.
Efficient air conditioning
An air conditioning unit is essential to keep the office at a comfortable temperature. During the hotter months, you may opt to turn it up slightly or invest in a system that will regulate the temperature for you. If you haven’t had your air conditioning system serviced all year, it’s a good idea to have it checked before the hotter weather to ensure no breakdowns when you need it most. Larger offices may benefit from air conditioning zoning which enables you to regulate the temperature more specifically for different areas of the room.
While your air conditioning is on, make sure you keep all the windows and doors closed. This will improve the efficiency of your AC unit and prevent hot air from the outside getting in. If you are in a safe and secure location, you may want to open the windows during the night to allow cooler air in, and then close them when you get back into the office.
Keeping hydrated with easy access to water will help staff comfort and health levels. Make sure your staff have easy access to a water cooler or somewhere to store their drinks to ensure your staff remain hydrated all day. Providing chilled water, ice and even refreshments will help to keep staff happy and comfortable and may also help to boost morale.
Relaxed dress code
If your office or business requires formalwear, you may want to consider relaxing this over the hotter period. Aside from formal events or meetings, letting your staff wear looser clothing will help them to feel more comfortable in the office.
If you’d like to prepare for the hotter weather, get in touch with TEK for office air conditioning. We can install, maintain and repair existing AC systems to ensure your office stays cool. Find out more by calling us on 0117 952 3355 or fill in our contact form.