An increasing number of businesses are actively seeking to improve working conditions to promote the wellbeing and productivity of their trusted employees. When seeking to design a more efficient office, one of the most crucial elements to consider is the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

HVAC Maintenance

Here Stone Heating and Air, a premier commercial and home heating repair company in Oregon, explains why investing in HVAC maintenance can contribute to employee productivity.

Why Ventilation Matters

Researchers at Harvard and Syracuse found that people likely to spend more than eight hours a day in the office perform 50% better when CO2 levels are similar to the outdoors. These findings indicate that having insufficient ventilation in offices dramatically reduces the performance of employees.

Furthermore, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health discovered that there’s a strong link between poor ventilation and large numbers of days lost to illness. When there’s a well-maintained HVAC system in the office, the amount of CO2 in the air decreases and fresh, healthy air circulates freely throughout the space, which ultimately keeps the wellbeing and productivity of employees at optimal levels.

Why Temperature Matters

HVAC maintenance companies say that air temperature is among the most common complaints made by office workers. While thermal comfort is typically a matter of personal preference, experts have determined that there’s an ideal temperature at which workplace performance is improved — between 69.8 and 71.6 degrees.

However, setting the thermostat to 71 degrees won’t maximize these benefits if the HVAC system in the building isn’t maintaining an even, consistent temperature. Issues causing poor air quality and fluctuating temperatures should be addressed immediately to prevent compromising employee wellness and performance.

Stone Heating and Air offers a wide range of commercial HVAC solutions, from tune-ups and repairs to system replacement and duct cleaning. Learn more about the products and services we offer by calling (541) 855-5521 or submitting an online form to request a no-obligation estimate.