There are many more than five reasons why your business needs air conditioning, but here are our top-level suggestions.
If you’ve once again spent at least part of the summer tripping over fan cables or trundling portable cooling devices from one area of your workplace to another, now could be the right time to consider installing a fixed air conditioning system.
Advances in technology mean the costs may not as high as you think, and those same technical developments mean you can now choose a system that offers much more than cooling alone.
Ranging from a simple split system for a single room through to the flexibility and energy efficiency possible with VRF, there is a solution out there to suit you.
Here are five reasons why installing air conditioning, or updating an old and inefficient system, can have a positive impact on your business.
1. Happy workforce:
According to the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, employers must maintain a “reasonable temperature” in the workplace but there is no mention of a maximum temperature. The TUC has called for the introduction of an upper limit, with employers required to act when the indoor temperature hits 24°C. In any event, employees are healthier, happier and more productive in a comfortable environment.
2. Breathe easy:
Many factors impact the air that we breathe indoors, including temperature, humidity, ventilation and air pollutants. It is important to understand the air quality in and around your building by taking measurements and collecting data. Using an efficient air conditioning system to reach the right temperature is not just about comfort, it also helps to reduce humidity and, in turn, improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Further benefits are possible by incorporating mechanical ventilation.
3. Not just for cooling:
Modern air conditioning systems have come a long way from the old-style box on the wall or ceiling blasting out cold air. Almost all systems are capable of providing effective heating if required and, depending on the HVAC equipment chosen, can supply buildings with hot water for showers and improved air filtration and purification.
4. Efficient operation:
Providing the system is correctly sized and installed by professionals, and the equipment has a high energy efficiency rating, a fixed air conditioning system can be cheaper to operate than you may imagine. Investing in a planned preventative maintenance contract can further improve the operational efficiency.
5. Complete air conditioning system control:
The advent of Smart controls and thermostats allow systems to be fully automated and operated remotely. Some advanced versions are even able to make seasonal adjustments depending on the weather conditions.
Any air conditioning installation is a significant investment, and choosing the right partner for your project is crucial. We have been designing, supplying and installing air conditioning for commercial buildings such as offices, hospitals, schools, hospitality and leisure facilities for over three decades. We stay up-to-date with the latest developments and work with nationally-recognised and global brands such as Daikin, Mitsubishi Electric, Fujitsu, Midea and LG Electronics Air Solutions.
Further reading: What type of air conditioning system is right for your business?
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