Saving on your company’s energy bills doesn’t necessarily mean you have to purchase the latest energy-efficient HVAC system to replace your current one. Sometimes just one small change or a simple repair can provide huge energy savings. The biggest advantage of the latter approach is that you won’t have to disrupt operations on a large-scale — which means you won’t have to lose money in order to save some.
A study published in the journal PLOS One says that women perform cognitive tasks better in warmer rooms, while men do better when it’s colder. It’s an interesting conclusion that business or building owners might want to consider when working to improve office comfort.
Everybody is fully aware that summer is the hottest season of the year, especially those that have to be outside a lot. If you work in an office building, however, you’d never know this. as it’s not an uncommon sight to see employees wearing sweaters at their desks. Due to the outdoor heat, most offices seem determined to make the working space as cold as possible for the comfort of their employees. Sometimes, though, it can get so cold that some employees begin to complain of thermal stress. While employee comfort is important, there are times when cold office temperatures are brought about by something else entirely.
Maintaining your home’s HVAC system is a necessary part of home ownership. After all, keeping your system in perfect condition is one of the best things you can do to keep your home as energy efficient as possible. While it’s always best to leave it to a professional to inspect your HVAC system, as the homeowner there are still some things that you should do to prepare for their arrival.