Commercial HVAC Tips To Keep Employee Work Areas Comfortable


Employee comfort is a critical component in achieving a consistently pleasant, productive workplace. One of the most important factors in providing this type of comfort to your employees involves creating workspaces where the temperature and humidity levels are always within comfortable ranges, no matter the season. 

This goal can be a challenging one for those who manage large, multiple workspace offices filled with heat-producing computers and electronics, as well as dozens of employees. If you are struggling to maintain comfort for your hard-working employees, these commercial HVAC tips can help. 

Look for potential issues that can affect comfort levels

When multiple employees are sharing one large office area, it can be very difficult to create a space that offers each employee sufficient comfort while also keeping the costs of heating and cooling within an economical range. If the setting on the thermostat is too high, the interior temperatures can be too warm and the air quality can quickly become humid and unhealthy. 

Settings that are too low can make it easier to preserve air quality, but employees will find it difficult to do their jobs with cold fingers and layer upon layer of warm clothing. Instead of continually readjusting the thermostat, employers should first focus on solving any issues that may be contributing to the discomfort. These issues often include: 

  • drafts from unprotected entry or exit doors
  • workspace arrangement that blocks airflow from ducts 
  • window-related issues, such as the need for blinds to block strong sunshine or adding insulated window coverings to solve draft problems

Employers may also wish to install a protective, locking cover on the thermostat to prevent employees from making unnecessary adjustments. 

Consider changes in ducts

Another potential HVAC issue that can result in uncomfortable workspaces is the lack of sufficient ductwork to move the heated or cooled air efficiently throughout the space. This problem is common in spaces where walls have been removed to expand workspaces without making corresponding upgrades to the HVAC ducts. 

Service regularly to maintain efficiency

A commercial HVAC system that isn't properly maintained will become increasingly inefficient and unable to provide comfort, especially in large spaces. Investing in more frequent servicing can ensure that filters and ducts are able to provide maximum airflow, as well as helping furnaces and air conditioning components to work more efficiently. 

To learn more about helping your commercial HVAC system provide maximum comfort for your employees, discuss your concerns with a commercial HVAC contractor in your area.


21 November 2019

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.