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.
In this post, HVAC maintenance experts from Dittmer Air and Heat discuss the reasons why there are so many freezing offices during the summer.
Not Enough Thermostats
Thermostats are installed in the office so that employees can control the temperature in various places throughout the building. After all, depending on where an employee is seated, they might have different air conditioning needs. Unfortunately, offices looking to cut costs during their building’s design phase tend to commit the mistake of not installing enough thermostats. This makes some areas of the office much colder, which is uncomfortable for the employees.
The Wrong HVAC System
Alternatively, your cold office woes could be brought about by having an HVAC system that isn’t the appropriate design to address the conditions in your office. The types of electronic devices used in your office also play a part in determining how much cooling the room requires, so it’s important to obtain an HVAC system that’s optimized to meet the office’s needs. To replace your commercial HVAC unit, simply turn to the HVAC repair pros from Dittmer Air and Heat.
A Badly-Situated Workspace
Sometimes, the problem isn’t the number of thermostats your office has or the type of HVAC system it uses. The problem may actually lie in where your workspace is situated. If your work area isn’t ideally positioned, what seems freezing to you may only feel like a cool breeze to the rest of your coworkers, especially if you’re situated near a vent that’s constantly blowing out cold air.
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