With the current pandemic, remote working has become the new normal for many people working in offices in London – and working from home will be here to stay for many of us – find our more in this blog: Air Conditioning And Working From Home.
Between January and December 2019, around 1.7 million people worked from home. With the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), that number has risen to 4 million (Office of National Statistics).
Working From Home – The New Normal
As businesses adjust to the new normal, this number could rise even further. More organisations realise that the benefits of working from home go far beyond saving office space and reducing commute times.
There’s no denying that new technology is changing the way we work. It has also made working from home a practical and preferable solution for many people. Research has shown that the period of enforced home working has proved popular with employees and employers alike. More people than ever are now enjoying the benefits of working from home.
Gone are the long, stressful commutes into the city to sit all day at the same desk. There’s also no more alternating between stuffy heat and icy blasts from air conditioners which cannot cater to everyone’s needs.
The ability to tailor your working environment to meet your requirements is an excellent benefit of remote working. You can now install high-quality air conditioning to keep your home at the right temperature and help you do your best work.
IMPROVING THE CLIMATE AT HOME WITH FULLY INTERNAL AIR CONDITIONING
Many employees in London are now enjoying the perks of living and working in a beautiful apartment. However, the super-efficient insulation, which works perfectly well to keep you warm during the colder months makes their home incredibly hot in the summer. The controlling of temperature in London apartments has become a real issue.
Attempting to cool your apartment by opening a window can very often result in drawing in more warm air. Similarly, attempts to cool off with a fan will circulate that hot air and offer little relief.
Feeling overheated can very quickly cause sleepiness, as can high humidity levels. This fatigue lowers concentration levels. Overheating makes working at home efficiently during the summer much more difficult, if not impossible.
What’s more, trying to ventilate your apartment by opening windows can increase the glare from the sun. This can be distracting and make screen working very difficult, causing eye strain.
Outside noise from the city such as traffic and sirens entering through an open window can be loud. The noise can break your concentration and increase your stress levels.
AIR CONDITIONING CAN INCREASE COMFORT AND PRODUCTIVITY WHEN WORKING FROM HOME
Air conditioning and working from home – The best solution is to balance the temperatures in your apartment with a specialist internal air conditioner.
Circulating cool, fresh air, which is controlled to the temperature at which you work best, can help you relax into your working day. You become more efficient, significantly increasing your overall productivity and comfort.
Increased productivity when working at the right temperature has long been recognised. A study examining the impact of room temperature on employee efficiency tracked the work rate of a group of insurance clerks.
The results were significant, showing that productivity halved when the room temperature increased or decreased by just 5°C, with staff members making twice as many mistakes as before.
There’s also evidence to suggest that positive decision making can be adversely affected by too much warmth.
In a study, students were instructed to choose the best value phone package from two options, when situated in a cool room and a warm room. The students in the cool room correctly chose the most cost-effective plan twice as often as those in the warmer room.
INSTALLING AC INTO YOUR HOME IS EASY
Cool You’s fully internal air conditioning solutions are well suited to the layouts of modern apartments (new build and listed).
These systems are self-contained, which means there is no need to gain planning permission to install our systems, as they have no impact on surrounding properties or outside space.
Our modern, attractively designed units are incredibly compact and can be easily retrofitted, or installed while you make other renovations to your apartment.
They are also incredibly quiet, so they can keep you cool without distracting you from your work. With full WiFi control, you can easily adjust the ambient temperature of the room without having to get up from your desk.
So, if you would like more information on how Cool You’s internal AC solutions could improve your experience of working from home, please get in touch with our team.