Some may think office buildings and storefronts are too cold, while others think “the cooler, the better.” As a business owner, you must decide which temperature to keep your business at. According to research, you should be blasting the air conditioner at all times!
Heat = Lazy
Many studies have been done to find out which temperature a room had to be before productivity decreased. The speed at which employees complete tasks will start to decrease when the temperature of the room rises to the 73 to 75 degree range. Therefore, if you want to have employees work as productive as possible, keep the temperature in the 70 to 72 degree range.
Lack of Decision Making
When a person is exposed to temperatures in the mid 70s and above, their decision making skills are slowed down. This goes back to the theory that heat makes people lazier and less likely to use their critical thinking and decision making skills. This doesn’t just affect an employee’s ability to work, but also a customer’s ability to make decisions (purchases).
Increase in Temper(ature)
Excessive heat can leave people feeling flustered and irritable. The last thing you want is to have a customer complain that your employees are rude or having all of your customers walk into the store and immediately be put in a foul mood. To avoid having disgruntled employees or angry customers within your business, you might want to lower your thermostat just a smidgen!
Being the owner of a business means you have to make calculated decisions, one of which is to determine the perfect indoor temperature. When your business needs a quality HVAC system or have the current one repaired, contact Airtech of Stamford. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 323-3959.