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Why Your Office Needs Better Cooling Control

Hey, Boss, we want you to do us a favor. Take a walk around your office this summer. Do you notice your employees distracted, shivering, drinking hot beverages, or even using personal heaters at their desks — even though it’s 85℉ outside? Those are all tell-tale signs that you need to take a good look at your cooling system and probably make some changes.

Why Your Office Needs Better Cooling Control

Cold Offices Cause More Mistakes

Jokes aside about how all that shivering causes employees to hit the wrong letters on their keyboard, a study done by Cornell University showed that colder offices experienced 25% more errors. The colder temperatures caused employees to experience a lack of mental focus as well as tenser muscles.

Cold Offices Kill Productivity

Not only can your employees be mentally and physically uncomfortable from how cold your office is, but they won’t be nearly as productive as they would be in a slightly warmer space. That same Cornell study showed that employees in warmer offices type twice as fast as those in colder settings.

And we all know that when you’re wasting productivity time, you’re wasting money.

Thermostat Settings Can Creates Riffs Between Employees

You know how snippy people can get when they’re uncomfortable, so imagine if each of your employees felt that way? On top of that, colder temperatures can make employees feel isolated and depressed — we’re sure that’s not the morale you want to have around the office.

Cold Offices are Not Efficient

Most commercial HVAC systems are designed to work as if the entire office is at full occupancy. Since most offices aren’t set up to be completely filled, your system ends up (unnecessarily) pumping cold air to areas that don’t need to be cooled.

How Do I Improve My Office Cooling?

You have to take a good look at your current cooling system and see what needs to be changed. Some improvements could include:

  • Switching to zoned cooling

  • Swapping in ductless systems in certain areas

  • Installing programmable thermostats


When it comes to making your office cool without sacrificing your employees’ comfort, trust the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing for help. We’ve been serving the Pittsburgh metro area since 1980, so you know you can trust us to help you and your family. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (412) 265-2662.