Depending upon where your office is located in the United States, you could be facing some serious cold weather for some or all of the year. No matter how much we might like our jobs, if our office is physically uncomfortable to be in, we won’t have a pleasant or productive day.
I have therefore made it my priority to ensure that my office has the best heating system it can. This means finding something which can efficiently heat the space required, but which isn’t needlessly big or powerful. The following are the top reasons for investing in quality heating for any office.
It doesn’t matter whether there are 4 people working in your office or 40, if they are uncomfortable physically, it will inevitably wear away at their emotional health. In the short term this means that concentrating will become more difficult and workers will have a harder time staying focused on the tasks at hand. While this might only have a minor effect on individual performance, it can have a great impact across the entire office.
If your office has 100 people working in it, then if each person has one second of downtime, that’s 100 seconds (1 minute and 40 seconds) of total downtime. So, it’s easy to see how even a few minutes of slowdown can have a big impact. Keeping workers comfortable will help keep them productive.
Even if your office is only used by you, perhaps it is a personal home office, making sure that you’re comfortable will still benefit your productivity.
If your office is unpleasant to be in, especially during the winter months, the other people there may well begin to dread coming in, even if they enjoy it for the rest of the year. Similarly, if you have a home office that is used only by you, you might feel less motivated to get in there and work when it’s too cold.
In both cases, by not investing in quality heating, you are increasing the temptation for people, either yourself or your workers, to avoid coming to work.
Finding the Right Heater
Even once you have understood the need for a heater, you need to settle on a particular model. There are a plethora of different heater types out there, the best one for you will depend upon your specific situation. Verellenhc is a great place to start, and they can help you find more than just heaters.
Investing in quality heating for my home office was one of the best decisions I ever made. Having an office that is adequately heated creates a more pleasant, and a more productive, environment.