The continuing pandemic causes people worldwide to work from home, in some cases brings a new normal for working styles everywhere. Some companies now work from home permanently, adapting their methods with the times and becoming more mobile. Between January and December 2019, around 1.7 million people worked from home. With the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), that number significantly increased to way over 4 million.
Working from Home – “The New Normal”
The number of remote working within companies is even now on the rise as more businesses across the globe adapt to a more mobile way of life. Organisations everywhere are realising that the benefits of working from home go further than just saving power or rent within the office building. To state the prominent, new technology is changing the way we work. It has also made working from home a practical and progressive solution for many businesses. Research is showing that the time of enforced home working has proven popular for employees and employers combined.
There are also additional bonuses such as a decrease in required commuting time. Commuting is starting to become a thing of the past, no longer adding to the working day’s stress. There’s also no more alternating between stuffy heat or icy blasts from communal air conditioners, which cannot physically cater for everyone’s needs. The ability to adjust your working temperature environment to meet your requirements is an excellent benefit of remote working. You can now install high-quality air conditioning without sacrificing workspace or extensive bills.
Improving the climate at home with entirely internal air conditioning
With the UK’s history of bad weather and extensive cold seasons, our houses and apartments were made to keep in the heat. Although this super-efficient insulation works perfectly well to keep you toasty, when the heat arrives, they’re almost uncomfortably hot. This has become a massive problem for home workers regarding productivity and efficiency.
Attempting to cool your apartment by opening a window can often result in drawing in the more warm air inside. Similar attempts to cool off with a desk fan will circulate the hot air and offer very little relief. Feeling overheated can very quickly convert to sleepiness, as can high humidity levels. This fatigue lowers concentration levels dramatically. Overheating makes working at home efficiently during summer much more difficult, if not impossible.
Air Conditioning can increase comfort and productivity when working from home.
Air conditioning and working from home – the best solution is to balance temperatures within your apartment with specialist internal air conditioning. Circulation of cool, fresh air, which is controlled to the temperature at which you work best, can help you relax into your working day. You become more efficient, significantly increasing your overall productivity and comfort.
Increased productivity when working at the right temperature has been recognised. A study examining the impact of room temperature on employee efficiency tracked the work rate of a group of insurance clerks. The results were significant, showing that productivity halved when the room temperature increased or decreased by as little as 5C. Staff members made twice as many mistakes before.
There’s also evidence to suggest that positive decision making can be adversely after by too much warmth. In a study, students were instructed to choose the best value phone package from two options, which situated in a cool room and a warm room. The students in the cool room correctly chose the most cost-effective plan twice as often as those in the warmer room.
Installing A/C into your home is easy.
Air conditioning has never been so accessible. With our fully qualified engineers, we could install top of the range affordable products into your premises in very little time. Most systems are self-contained, which means there is no need to gain planning permission as they have no impact on surrounding properties or outside space. Our modern, attractively designed units are incredibly compact. They can be easily retrofitted or installed while you make other renovations to your apartment or premises.
As technology evolves, they have become quieter and quieter, meaning you can barely hear them, leaving you to work in peace. With complete Wi-Fi control on most products, you can make easy adjustments to the temperature of your room – All without leaving your desk.
If you need support in installing A/C units or systems, let FLR Cooling know today, and we can get your working comfort on the way.