Every shop owner should give some serious thought to installing air conditioning in their store. Unfortunately, this idea often falls on the backburner when it’s winter as many presume that their shop can last an extra few months before investing. In actual fact, the ability to circulate cool air can come in handy all year round and not just in the summer. With that in mind, here are four reasons to invest in air conditioning sooner rather than later.
Temperature can be inconsistent
It would be foolish to presume that winter will be non-stop freezing. After all, the country has experienced some of the warmest winters on record over the last few years. Granted, it might not be cracking flags in January – but you still don’t want to be caught off guard if a heat wave does strike early in around March or April.
Busy shops become stuffy
Shops are busier than ever in the winter because of Christmas and the January sales. With so many people in one place, it’s likely that body temperature will make the place heat up in the blink of an eye. You won’t want to be helpless when this happens just because you are not prepared with air conditioning.
Staff will work better
Your workforce will surely rack up some miles as they rush across the shop floor around winter. It’s pretty much guaranteed that their productivity will begin to subside if they are too warm when doing their job. If you have air conditioning, you’re making sure that your staff’s productivity levels never fall.
Sales can drop
Your customers will want to do their shopping in a place where they feel comfortable. If they step into your store only to find it’s too hot, it’s possible they won’t return. In many cases they won’t even tell a staff member that this is the case and will simply shop in a place that has a better control over its temperature.
Take the heat off yourself
The availability of air conditioning in your shop could improve both sales and productivity over winter. If you’re keen to invest as soon as possible, turn to I-HT for information today.