Now that summer in the UK is truly getting underway, you’re probably thinking about switching on the workplace air conditioner for your employees. Overheated workers won’t be able to concentrate efficiently on the job at hand, lowering their productivity, so air conditioners are certainly a God send during the hot summer months.
As we head into the warmer seasons, employers have a responsibility to ensure their workplace is a suitable temperature for their employees. Last summer was one of the warmest on record for the UK, and this trend can be expected to continue into this year.
Air conditioners have transformed how we live our lives; no longer are the masses forced to endure the sweltering heat of the summer months. The warm weather might not be here yet, but soon it will be time to start thinking about swapping that warmth for the nice breeze of cool air.
As the cold weather rocks the UK, business owners across the country are no doubt concerned about the rocketing price of their energy bills during these chilly months. Implementing some simple energy saving measures into your business operations can save a lot of money in the long run, with the added benefit of reducing your carbon footprint and environmental impact.
Here in the UK, we experience quite unpredictable weather. The temperature can fluctuate widely from one day to the next, especially in the winter months, and it’s important to ensure that your building remains sufficiently heated.
There’s no point in denying it any longer; winter is well and truly here. In fact, your business has most likely had the heating on for the last several weeks. Hopefully, you and your employees are keeping warm without suffering any ill effects. However, if there have been issues with your heating system, it’s not too late to have them addressed.
Remember, winter has only just begun. There’s at least another three months’ worth, with January and February being traditionally the coldest. As a business owner, you have a responsibility to keep your workspace at a comfortable temperature for your employees, while providing them with clean air.
As winter starts to settle in, millions of people across the UK will be dreading the journey to work each morning. Whether in their frosty cars or bracing the elements on their bikes or by foot, they will all be hoping that their place of work will be warm and toasty on arrival, so they can work comfortably for the rest of the day.
But this is not always the case. In many workplaces, business owners will be neglecting the needs and comfort of their staff to save on the heating bill. Not only does this have a negative impact on the workforce, but it also affects the output of work produced, effectively losing the employer money further down the line.
This summer the UK was hit with such scorching heat it’s probably hard to imagine that our homes will ever be faced with cold temperatures again. Whilst many people have been enjoying the benefits of their wall-mounted air conditioners to keep cool during the heatwave, the time has finally come to start anticipating the infamously bitter UK winter.
Often understood to be one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century, air conditioning has developed significantly over the last hundred years. It has replaced much more elementary and less effective forms of air cooling, including rotary fans which originated in second century China. Continue reading
In recent months, we have been looking at the importance of air conditioning within your business, ready and prepared for the warmer summer months that are (hopefully!) nearly upon us.
With benefits including greater overall productivity, efficiency and employee happiness, it is clear to see how opting for a sufficient air conditioning system can benefit your company in the long term.