Savings and Comfort: Managing Temperature in Employee Work Areas

Let’s get things straight, complaints are prevalent in any office. But one of the most common yet often overlooked is about heating and cooling. Uncomfortable temperature may not seem like a big deal, but it has serious consequences.

In a previous survey conducted by IFMA, it shows that many employers receive indoor air quality protests, citing the temperature as being too cold or too hot. This surpasses other workplace grievances, such as limited space, high noise levels and unpleasant odours.

Temperature in work areas is a challenging problem, as it does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. But most of the fixes depend on ensuring that the air conditioning system is working properly.

As a company owner, it’s your responsibility to keep the workplace temperature within standards. This does not just make good sense, it’s also a law.

Rules on Temperature and Humidity

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 2004, employers have a duty to provide a safe and hazard-free working environment. This is where unsatisfactory heating and cooling equipment comes in. Company owners also need to monitor conditions at the work area, and this includes temperature.

When employees are not comfortable with their surroundings, they get distracted. As a matter of fact, many find it difficult to focus on their tasks. Too low or too high temperature can cause fatigue, heat illness and cold-related health problems. In turn, this may lead to unorganised or unfinished work. No wonder, the air quality can detract or enhance employee productivity.

Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance

Controlling safe working temperatures need not have to be difficult. No matter what type of business you have, you need to make sure that your air conditioner is functioning properly. Maintaining your system and having it inspected regularly is important.

Commercial sectors require a safe and reliable air conditioning preventative maintenance plan. This is not just to save money, but also to avoid equipment failure and prevent major repair costs.

Our highly experienced team will handle all your AC maintenance needs. We can develop efficient maintenance strategies to make sure your equipment delivers the best air quality comfort possible. Contact us today for fast assistance.

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