A New Year is the perfect time to give your business a refresh. Whether it’s modernising communal areas, having a slight rebrand or just gathering your team together to go through some new training, January is a great time to start thinking about how you plan to improve business throughout the year ahead.
It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a strange and challenging time for everyone – but one thing’s for sure, it’s put a huge focus on health and cleanliness. Businesses all across the UK have had to adapt to a new way of working, whether it be through one way systems, sanitiser stations or moving to remote working completely. The health and safety of employees is a priority and therefore it’s crucial businesses take each and every step possible to create a working environment that is safe, hygienic and comfortable for their staff.
If you’re looking for ways to make your workplace safer, an air conditioning unit is a great place to start. If you don’t already have an AC unit installed, you’re missing out on huge benefits – and most importantly, you’re missing out on the opportunity to create a comfortable working space for your employees. Today, modern AC units focus on delivering clean, fresh air and filtering allergens, dust and harmful pathogens from the air you breathe, ensuring everyone is breathing in cleaner air.
Below, we take a look at the benefits of installing air conditioning in your commercial building and how it can help to create a more comfortable working environment.
Create a healthier workplace environment
Firstly, let’s take a closer look at how air conditioning installation can help create a healthier workplace environment. It’s no secret that offices and commercial buildings can be breeding grounds for coughs, colds and the flu, so it’s important we do all we can to create a healthy space.
Heat pump and air conditioning technology is constantly advancing, and there’s been a huge focus on the delivery of fresh, clean air over the last few years. Air quality plays a huge role in the overall hygiene of an office and a high-quality air conditioning unit can greatly improve air quality.
Air conditioning systems use filters that purify the air by reducing bacteria and dust particles that circulate in the air. Modern filtration systems are advanced and very effective, filtering all air that passes through and delivering clean, fresh air free of potential allergens, odours and pathogen particles.
Boost staff productivity
It’s important that your employees feel comfortable in their working environment, and this means it’s essential you achieve the right temperature. It’s important the office is not too hot or too cold; both can be extremely distracting and reduce productivity levels across the board. Creating a work environment that is a comfortable temperature for all employees plays a crucial role in employee happiness, health and wellbeing.
It’s no surprise that temperature directly affects workplace productivity; heat can make us feel irritable and make it difficult to focus, whereas cold temperatures can be distracting and uncomfortable too. Installing a HVAC system in your workplace will ensure you can achieve the perfect temperature every single day; if the weather is warm and the office is hot, you can put the air conditioning on to cool down temperatures and clean the air. If it’s too cold, the system will work to achieve a warmer temperature in the room.
This makes the workplace a more comfortable place to be, and you’ll see the results in productivity levels when your employees feel comfortable.
You may be surprised to learn that installing an air conditioning unit can even save you money. When employees feel hot and flustered in the office, it’s not uncommon for them to take things into their own hands – often in the form of a personal fan. If you’re currently relying on fans to keep your office cool when the weather is warm outside, you could be wasting huge amounts of energy. While an air conditioning unit does use energy too, you’ll see huge savings after just one summer in comparison to using fans.
If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy bills while increasing the comfort of your employees, an energy-efficient air conditioning system is the way to go. Not only are fans expensive to run, but they’re loud and noisy too, which leads us on to our next point…
Most of us work productively and to the best of our abilities in quiet environments. Working in a noisy office or somewhere close to traffic, roadworks or general noise can be extremely distracting, reducing productivity. You’ll be pleased to know modern air conditioning systems are extremely quiet; when operating, you barely know they’re there. While AC units work hard to filter the air and deliver fresh, clean air while cooling the temperature of your office, they also work quietly too.
Creating a quiet, comfortable environment is crucial for employees in an office setting. If noisy fans are getting you down, make it your mission to upgrade to a HVAC system in the New Year.
Today, many offices are jam-packed with technology. While the latest high-tech equipment and systems are crucial to efficiently run your business, it’s important all technology is safe and protected – and this doesn’t just mean installing a security alarm. Technology generates heat and when you have lots of technology in one room or work area, lots of heat is generated. It’s crucial this heat is removed from the environment to ensure all equipment can operate and function correctly without overheating – something that can cause huge disruptions and lead to repairs or replacements.
An air conditioning unit is cleverly designed to remove heat and humidity from the air, dispersing the energy elsewhere where it’s required and ensuring your equipment and technology remains in a safe and controlled environment. Large volumes of technology in one room can cause the temperature to rise, making the working environment uncomfortable for employees. Instead, make sure your technology remains cool and your employees comfortable with a high-quality air conditioner installation.
Mitchell’s: Bespoke Air Conditioning in Gloucester
At Mitchell’s, our team of skilled and experienced technicians and engineers create bespoke air conditioning solutions tailored to your needs. If you’re looking for air conditioning installations in Gloucester for your commercial or industrial building, you needn’t look further than us. We specialise in air conditioning design, servicing and maintenance and are equipped with the skills and knowledge to install a huge variety of devices with different designs.
Our team is more than happy to go through your options with you and help you find the right air conditioner for your individual needs. All installations are completed professionally and efficiently and each solution we create is unique and specially designed to meet the needs of the client and building. We’ve helped to design and install a great number of climate control equipment for many different working environments over the years, including offices of all sizes and large computer suites where efficient heating and air conditioning systems are critical requirements.
To learn more about us and our services, visit our website today.