In this fast-paced world, staying on task and being efficient is vital to being a good employee and employer. Controlling factors that affect our productivity (either positively or negatively) can greatly affect our professional output. While hard workers in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, may not be able to control everything, they are in control of their HVAC system. Knowing how to use your HVAC system right can increase productivity in any workspace.
The Perfect Temperature
Discomfort leads to a drop in productivity. Think about it: can you focus when you’re too hot or too cold? You’re not the only one. Everyone functions better in comfortable temperatures. Workers are most productive when their workspace is kept at a temperature ranging between 71 and 77 degrees. For you, this still may be either too cold or too warm. The important thing is to maintain a temperature that isn’t distracting. If you’re more focused on your work than how warm or cool you are, you’re on the right track.
Whether you’re working from home or in the office, make good use of programmable thermostats to keep yourself at the most productive temperature suited to you.
Good Air Quality
Just as annoying as an uncomfortable temperature are the consequences of poor air quality in your workspace. If your indoor air quality drops, it could cause a whole host of problems, ranging from a sore throat, to itchy eyes, to headaches, and even to illness. Indoor air quality can be increased through a variety of methods, including proper maintenance of standard HVAC system filters and more effective whole-home air purifiers. These methods work with your HVAC system to produce cleaner, more productive air, and a more efficient system.
These two options are just the beginnings of how you can use your HVAC system to raise productivity in your workspace. If you have more questions about how to properly and effectively use your HVAC system, or if you’d like our team to improve your indoor air quality, give us a call at 610-298-0271.
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