A good commercial heating and air conditioning system can spell the difference between a healthy, productive workplace and one that is beset with absent employees and low productivity. Air conditioning plays a vital role in ensuring that a building’s inhabitants are able to work in comfort. Temperature affects everyone, and feeling too hot or too cold can cause discomfort in employees. Temperature, humidity and air speed are just some of the factors that affect a person’s health and well-being. These factors can also influence a person’s ability to work comfortably.

Healthy air

Employees work for several hours inside commercial buildings. The air in these buildings are pumped in from the outside. Ducts and vents are used to filter and channel air to individual rooms and offices. Throughout the years, dust and molds can accumulate in ducts and vents, tainting the air that people are breathing in and causing all kinds of adverse health conditions. A good commercial heating and air conditioning system ensures that its vents, ducts and filters are capable of channeling clean and fresh air throughout the entire building.

Thermal comfort

Human beings thrive within a certain temperature range. When temperatures are too high or too low, the human body experiences stress, fatigue and a host of other health concerns. Spending most of one’s time in a hot or frigid environment can lower a person’s resistance to disease, and can also reduce his or her workplace productivity. Commercial HVAC systems must be able to install temperature regulators to ensure that the entire building has optimal heat, humidity and air flow levels.

People spend a large portion of their lives in their place of work. It is up to managers and owners to ensure that their employees get the best heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to promote health and improve productivity.