Keeping the Office Cool in Summer
Being comfortable in a workplace helps us to be more productive at work. When we’re uncomfortable, we waste brain power thinking about how uncomfortable we are and thinking of ways to escape our discomfort.
During the summer, comfort is a particularly important topic – how do you keep cool in an office in the middle of a heatwave?
Invest in air conditioning
Air conditioning systems are a guaranteed way of staying cool in an office. By investing in a system for your premises, you can control the temperature of the whole space easily, ensuring your staff are comfortable and the workplace is a pleasant place to be. When the colder months come around, your air conditioning can keep your office warm for you, too.
There’s all manner of commercial air conditioning units on the market, and there’s a system to suit every premises. Professional, reliable companies like Godfrey & Lappage can design and install the perfect air conditioning system for you – it’s money well spent.
It may seem obvious, but it’s crucial and it can often be ignored. Stay hydrated at work with regular glasses of water whilst at your desk and you’ll be far more comfortable than those who don’t. You’ll also benefit from better concentration. Even if your office isn’t particularly warm, you still need regular water intake to stop you from dehydrating.
Close your windows
One of the first things that people do when a room is too hot is open a window, as it stands to reason that opening a window will let the warm air out and bring the cool air in. In fact, this is incorrect. While it seems to make sense, if you open a window then the warm air from outside will eventually replace the air in your room that has been cooled by your air conditioning.
If you do open your windows, the best time to do it is in the evening when the air is cooler.
Get some personal fans or desk fans
If your office doesn’t have air conditioning, consider investing in personal fans. Set one on your desk, facing you, and you’ll have a nice cooling breeze while you work. Opt for a quiet fan, though; it can be annoying to hear one whirring away whilst you’re trying to get work done.
No hot drinks
Having a tea or coffee at work is extremely common, and for lots of people it may serve as the ‘pick-me-up’ that kick-starts their day. However, drinking a caffeine-laden beverage like coffee can quicken the blood flow and heart rate, which can lead to an increase in body temperature.
Eat small portions
The size of the lunch you eat can have a direct impact on your body temperature. The post-lunch slump is a familiar sensation for many, but it’s less well known that if you have a big lunch, your metabolism must work harder to digest the food, which makes you hotter.
Godfrey & Lappage Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Godfrey & Lappage Services are proud providers of the highest quality air conditioning systems for customers throughout London and the surrounding areas.
We have over 20 years of experience in the design, installation repair and maintenance of air conditioning and refrigeration systems for a variety of premises, so get in touch with us today to find out more.