The Link Between Employee Productivity and Air Conditioning

When your office space is at a premium rate and saving money is an extremely necessary priority, you may think updating or installing air conditioning for your business may seem like an unnecessarily and frivolous expense. _68786418_464_businessman-sweat

While fans and wall units may provide some sort of relief from the paralyzing Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County, PA heat, your staff will be the first to tell you that they are not completely effective, in fact by circulating all of that stale humid air around, you may be making matters worse.

Here is the really big news…. Did you know researchers have found a conclusive link between stagnant indoor temperature and workplace productivity?

Comfortable Working Environments Will Mean Employees Can Focus On Doing Their Jobs

You would not dream of making your employees use typewriters, or to work in total darkness. Most likely, you would not consider playing hardcore rap at top volume throughout the day either. And why not? Beyond even basic courtesy: these decisions would have a severe impact on workplace productivity. The temperature of your office environment is absolutely no different.

Cornell University Finds Definitive Evidence Connecting Temperature with Profits

According to scientists at Cornell University, the association between indoor conditions and performance measures is a direct one. As you might expect, workers make more mistakes, use their computer mouse less frequently, and accomplish fewer concrete tasks the more uncomfortable the workplace.

Furthermore, along with loud noise and excessive vibration, unpleasant indoor temperatures (either too hot or too cold) are shown to result not only in deleterious effects to performance rates, but also to your bottom line. The same studies demonstrate that profit generation declines in such environments.

Faulty Air Conditioning and “Sick Building Syndrome”

As if that weren’t bad enough, faulty or ineffective air conditioning also plays a role in the health and well being of your employees. “Sick Building Syndrome,” is a set of nonspecific illnesses ranging from frequent headaches and flu-like symptoms to more serious respiratory problems that are caused by mold, pollutants and poor ventilation. It has been shown to result in increased absence and significantly reduced employee productivity. With an improperly installed or poorly maintained air conditioning system making people sick, your building can literally become a real safety hazard, fast. This doesn’t just harm your profits­–it can result in serious, long-term health problems for employees that lead to lawsuits, disability and ruined lives.

Indoor Air Temperature Makes a Difference

There is a solution. Your trained, experienced air conditioning consultant can discuss cost effective indoor air quality and environmental systems that can not only save you money in the long term, but make you money in the form of employee satisfaction, health and overall productivity. Let our technicians at HVAC Philly do a complete assessment of your building’s existing ventilation, temperature control systems, and overall energy efficiency. With so many unknowns in the business world today, why not rely on those changes you can bank on?


Not sure if your building is safe for your team? Want to discuss cost-effective ways to keep everyone comfortable and productive? Get in touch with HVAC Philly,, to schedule your appointment with one of our licensed, experienced consultants. We look forward to speaking with you. Call today! (215)725-6111. 

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