Could the temperature in your office create a bad work environment? If you struggle to keep the temperature consistent, it could be taking a toll on more than just your energy bill. Take a look at some factors to consider when setting the thermostat at work.
Temperature and Productivity
The temperature in your office has a significant impact on the productivity of your employees. Whether it’s too hot or too cold, it’s hard to focus when you’re either sweating or always putting on extra layers.
Temperature and Morale
People who are constantly uncomfortable also aren’t happy. An office that is always either too cold or too hot will see employee morale drop. Low morale leads to increased absenteeism and higher turnover.
Temperature and Safety
When the office isn’t the right temperature, employees try to correct it by using fans or heaters on or under their desks. They not only use a lot of energy to run, but also create a hazard if left on while no one is there.
The Right Temperature for a Happy Workplace
For optimal productivity and happy employees, the ideal temperature is around 72 degrees. Keeping it warmer or cooler to try to save money will end up costing you in the long run.
If your commercial HVAC system isn’t keeping your office comfortable, we have a team of professionals that can help. Contact G+S Heating Air Energy Services. Our team of licensed and experienced HVAC technicians can perform an energy audit and HVAC inspection to get your office temperature where it should be consistently.