Air conditioning and ventilation is a must have in all offices, you need to make sure all staff aren’t too warm or too cool and also that your not spreading dirty air across the office because your air conditioning needs maintenance.
Air conditioning can spread built up dust and germs across the air which can lead to chest and respiratory infections. This could lead to absences from work and a less efficient workforce.
Air conditioning and ventilation are so important to avoid having a stuffy office that smells, it’s not going to be an efficient place to work and is likely to distract those working for you.
Firstly you can either fit a new AC system or fix and clean the old one, you can do this by cleaning its surrounding, e.g. old rubbish, plants, dusty objects and create some space around where the air is sucked in, this can lead to cleaner, healthier air and it also reduces the pressure in the vents as more air is sucked in. You can also dust and wash the vents to remove any unwelcome bugs.
Fit new industrial ducting, it can help filter smells and dirty air. They take in and remove air and are a key part of ventilation in your office.
Always keep an eye on your electricity bill, it can outline whether you AC is energy efficient and if it’s getting higher and higher you know there is something wrong. Set an average amount it should be on after the first few months so then you can gage how much your spending.
Free ventilation could be through opening the windows however sometimes it’s too noisy or you may have no windows. In order to keep it well ventilated with the windows closed then you could open doors or install a ventilation system that brings fresh air inwards.
Attempt to buy an AC that is reliable and suitable to the size of your office, you need it to be efficient and work for the full room however you don’t want to be spending too much money and paying for a huge AC that could fill 3 offices.
- Odor removal
You need to ensure there is sufficient ventilation in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms as there is often odors produced that need to be removed, you don’t want your office to smell like the toilet, you also need to make sure that the air from the toilet isn’t carried through the vents to the office.
- Small efficiency changes.
If your office is sunny then closing the blinds or curtains often leads to a cooler room. This helps to use your AC more efficiently.
Turning up the thermostat is good way to ensure efficient AC.
Get ceiling fans as an alternative source of AC and uses much less energy.
Attempt to insulate as best you can in order to keep the energy inside and also get all of the air leaks in your office so that your office becomes more energy efficient. Smooth insulation is better than lumpy insulation and the more insulation then the better.