Air conditioning set correctly

“Most modern offices have systems that use water or refrigerant as a medium. The first method has the economic advantage that the central system distributes the building water to the individual units, but the effect is not immediate. Air-conditioning with the use of refrigerant is more economically demanding, but more comfortable for the users themselves, ” says Petr Pachovský, a specialist in air conditioning from CAPEXUS , which deals with the design and implementation of offices.

When cooling, make sure that the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperature does not exceed six degrees, a higher difference is a health hazard. The optimum temperature is 24.5 ° C. If you do not have air conditioning in your office, get fans or at least try to create a natural draft in the room.

Green plants

Living plants in the office interior reduce the amount of carbon dioxide, trap dust particles and increase air humidity. This makes them more comfortable in the office even in hot weather. Plants in the interior u also have a positive impact on employee productivity. Especially denser stands shorten reverberation time, thus reducing noise levels  and improving overall room acoustics .

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Turn off the excess lights

The office is hot to choke and dozens of computers running at full speed add a few more degrees. Unnecessarily lit lights can also be a source of heat. In some offices it is lit regardless of the time of day. If this is the case, turn off the lights that shine unnecessarily. It is also advisable to place servers, copiers, refrigerators and other heat-radiating equipment in other rooms.

Blinds and awnings

Office buildings can resist the heat itself by the equipment itself. Proper insulation and shielding are essential. This prevents the penetration of sharp sunlight inside and thus helps to maintain a lower temperature. “Suitable shading are window blinds, outdoor blinds or awnings. If the external shading is missing, it is advisable to equip the windows with at least an internal shade - namely aluminum blinds, which help at least partially, ” Pachovský recommends .

More breaks

Tropical days require more breaks. A ten-minute pause in the absence of time sounds like an unnecessary luxury, but rest actually boosts efficiency. Try to walk down the corridor, rinse your face with cold water and bite something good, maybe you will come up with a great solution that you can think about for hours.

Change in working hours

If you cannot avoid the heat in the office, try adjusting your working hours at least. On hot days, try to come to work earlier and in the morning, when the temperature is more pleasant, handle the most necessary. In addition, if the temperature in the office exceeds 36 degrees in extreme heat, the employer should apply a regime of work rotation and regular safety breaks.

Sufficient fluid

On hot days, it is also necessary to ensure proper hydration. Forget alcohol or sugared drinks and treat yourself to a rather icy coffee. Pure water or cold unsweetened tea is best. If the temperature in the workplace exceeds 34 degrees Celsius, you are entitled to free mineral water.

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