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Higher productivity, lower absenteeism and improved staff morale… the research is clear

There have been many studies showing the benefit of ideal working conditions for staff in an office or within the retail environment.

Outside of the 16°C and 24°C comfort zone, stress levels can increase and performance and productivity decrease. Furthermore, poor air quality may lead to low morale and a higher rate of sickness amongst employees. Air Conditioning can solve both these problems – it will cool and freshen a stuffy environment and/or heat a cold one.

 

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When it’s hot..

A NASA study found that at an effective temperature of 85 degrees there was an 18% loss in work output and a 40% loss in accuracy.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration  suggests a work environment with a high temperature can reduce productivity by up to 20 minutes in every hour.

When it’s cold…

Cornell University discovered that an office temperature of 68 degrees or less increased on-the job error by 44%. The estimate suggests that this could increase hourly labour costs by 10%.