You will have no doubt encountered at least one conversation this past month about the temperature of your workplace; there will always be someone who is too cold and wrapped up in coats and another who is breaking open windows to stop them from sweating. Keeping temperatures consistent and comfortable can be a real challenge – however, a well maintained air conditioning system with the right temperature settings can be key to creating a working environment that all staff will be happy with.

Not only is this good for morale, but it is also hugely beneficial for productivity. It has been found that the ideal temperature for optimal office productivity is 21 degrees celsius. Anything above or below this can significantly affect workflow. If it’s too hot, you’ll often find staff taking long breaks while still leaving work at normal time, seeing working hours wasted. When it’s too cold, this can bring on feelings of illness, stiffness or lethargy from reduced blood circulation.

Getting the temperature right year-round is important, but never more so as in the summer months – and now is the time to start planning for it. William Nordhaus, an economist at Yale, found that those working within the coolest climates generated twelve times more economic output than those in the hottest. Meanwhile, a 1950s study in America of government typists found that air conditioning was raising their productivity by a quarter. Within factories, it helped cut absenteeism and stoppages. In 2002, Professor Gail Cooper wrote a groundbreaking book titled “Air-Conditioning America” in which she cites a 1957 survey that claimed 90 per cent of American firms believed ‘cooled air’ was the single biggest boost available to their productivity.

Not only does air conditioning help with increased workload, but it has to be said that well managed spaces can have a huge impact on staff welfare – cooling is known to lower mortality. Much research has found that during summer heatwaves, there are often sudden rises in the number of deaths relating to cardiovascular, respiratory and cerebrovascular disease. As air conditioning has risen in homes and workplaces, surveys have found that the numbers of people falling ill or dying during heatwaves have dramatically dropped – a working air conditioning system is a hugely protective factor in keeping staff and visitors healthy and working well, and an investment worth making.

James Martin
James Martin
2024-05-29
I can unconditionally recommend Inn-House Technology Ltd as a thoroughly excellent provider of all aspects of domestic air conditioning from initial contact, design development, through detailed site work to contract administration and on to maintenance. I speak as a hard-bitten Chartered Engineer and project manager who has probably seen it all; but Inn-House Technology has restored my faith that there is a British company which does it right to time, cost and quality. The initial site visit was by an experienced technician who has turned his hand to sales and was followed up by a further detailed visit with a staff specialist because the 4-unit multi-split installation is in a high-quality residence so that pipe concealment and silence in operation are crucial – and achieved. The two-man team left home at 0555 to arrive exactly on time for 3 consecutive days fully supplied with all the tools and plant required from their preferred but not exclusive partner supplier – Fujitsu. All indoor debris from numerous drillings was cleaned up as soon as it arose causing negligible dust- even embroidered curtains were kept in place. No shoes were worn indoors. The quality and fit of the pipework, cabling and trunking was exemplary and the indoor units were positioned exactly as specified. Outside, the wall penetrations and resealing of this Passivhaus were accurate and the heat pump connections neatly concealed by a black trunking beside a downpipe. The two installers, Jim and Sam, were professional, knowledgeable, personable, strong, agile and 100% committed to my job – not once stopping for lunch. The back-office handling of the sales, contract, procurement, invoicing and maintenance were each impeccable and the team are clearly loyal to their company which has strong systems to give quick response and confidence to the customer. The whole installation experience was an exemplar of how to run a company well and I have no hesitation at all in recommending Inn-House Technology.
Zoe Duffy
Zoe Duffy
2024-05-12
The whole process from quoting to installation was fantastic. Friendly and approachable team, very knowledgeable and installation itself was neat and well thought through. Very grateful!
Richard P
Richard P
2024-04-12
Excellent and Faultless Experience with our Air Con Install. We reached out to I-HT among other Installers in the area, within a couple of hours they had made contact and arranged to visit to provide a quote within the same day. The quote was sent quickly and competitively priced. Lee who visited was very friendly and helpful and provided a good insight into what could be done and how with regards to our property. On install day we had 2 of their team pop out to complete the install and I can't explain enough how polite, friendly and considerate they were. Not only this but they were also very tidy and cleaned up behind them at every step. The day after I also had a follow up call from the office to make sure we were happy. overall 10/10 and can't believe how simple and perfect the install went. Thank you so much and look forward to recommending them to everyone in the future!
Robin Searles
Robin Searles
2023-12-08
Very happy with the service supplied by I-HT, from the initial survey with Lee and the install completed by Sam would and will highly recommend
Karl Chapman
Karl Chapman
2023-10-30
Top notch service, the guys turned up on time did a splendid job cleaned up and showed me how the system worked, super impressed .
Keith Young
Keith Young
2023-10-22
Fast, clean installation. Fully explained simple operation before departing.
terry colvill
terry colvill
2023-10-19
excellent swift service and the installation team installed the new unit quickly and professionally. Very happy with the service.
UK PRADO
UK PRADO
2023-09-27
I would just like to say that the service was great throughout - fast and efficient. The installation was the same. Your fitters were polite, thorough and knowledgeable and they did a very neat job and left no mess.
Claire Reeves
Claire Reeves
2023-09-27
A really easy, professional installation - from the initial request, through to installation and a call afterwards to check everything was working as it should. Highly recommended.
Gold7272
Gold7272
2023-09-12
Great service, lovely staff and quick to resolve any issues