Many offices tend to crank up their air conditioning systems in the middle of summer, to the point where certain spots become freezing cold and uncomfortable. In this blog, commercial air conditioning contractor Cal Air shares the reasons why offices tend to be so cold in the summer.
Not Enough Thermostats
Providing cooling for areas as large as office buildings is easy. The challenge comes in maintaining even temperatures throughout the space. It’s not uncommon to see offices sharing one thermostat, which results in uneven cooling. One room ends up with too much cold air, while another becomes uncomfortably warm. The ideal solution is to install individual thermostats for every room or area. You should take into consideration, however, that wiring and maintenance costs will increase with each additional thermostat.
Improperly-Sized HVAC Systems
More than a few office spaces start out as small facilities. Over the course of expansion and building upgrades, some property owners and managers neglect expanding their HVAC systems as well. By this point, the commercial air conditioning system has become undersized, and therefore has to be kept running full-blast all the time in order to keep the building cooled. This results in inconsistent temperatures, spots that are uncomfortably warm or cold and—worst of all—unnecessarily high energy consumption. A properly-sized HVAC system, on the other hand, provides reliable performance, consistent cooling and energy-efficient operation.
Office Dress Code
Executives who are required to wear full business suits in the middle of summer need cooler offices. This is fine if everyone else follows the same dress code, but it can be very unpleasant for the rest of the people in the building if they don’t. As a result, those who wear season-appropriate or casual clothing end up freezing. While you may not be in a position to influence your tenants’ policies, their executives should at least be aware of the benefits of dress codes that align with the seasons, particularly the potential energy savings and how a more comfortable workplace can help boost productivity.
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