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6. 26. 2017

Office Temperatures Can Affect Employee Productivity

Written by: Metro Air

The temperature in your office: is it an ongoing battle? Someone turns up the heat, someone turns on the air conditioner. It’s too hot, or it’s too cold, or is everyone happy with the same temperature all the time? Temperatures that fluctuate all the time are not only frustrating for those that have to endure them, but it can also affect employee productivity.

Our brains are responsible for so much and no matter how hard we try, sometimes we get overwhelmed and distracted. When our brains are distracted because of the temperature of the room, it’s easy to get sidetracked and lose concentration at work. The result: lost productivity at work.  Experts say that the optimal inside temperature is between 69.8 and 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a 2006 study by Helsinki University of Technology. In addition, a Cornell University study published in 2004 found that employees that are cold for long period of times will make more mistakes and if it’s too hot, employees will feel sluggish, irritable, and tired, which can also translate to a loss in productivity at work.

How’s the heating and cooling system in your workplace? Is your heating and cooling system unreliable or does it have a difficult time keeping up with the day to day demands of your office? It’s important to keep your system maintained well so it can keep each person comfortable every day while they’re at work. If it’s time for an upgrade or a system replacement, don’t put it off any longer. It’s well worth the cost and could actually save you money in the long run, simply because your employees will not be producing work like they could.

When was the last time you had your office heating and cooling system checked out by a professional team of HVAC technicians? Regular maintenance is crucial, as it will keep it running at optimal efficiency.  Now is a great time to replace it – springtime is almost over and summer heat will be here to stay for a while. Contact our team of professionals today for an appointment to see which systems will work for your space and your budget!

Posted on:
6. 19. 2017

How To Prolong The Life Of Your Heating & Cooling System

Written by: Metro Air

Your heating and cooling system is one of the biggest investments you’ll make as a homeowner. It should last for many years if it’s taken care of properly. But, in order to get the most life out of your system, there are some important maintenance items to do regularly on it. Here are some important tips on how to keep your system running at its peak.

#1: Change and/or clean filters on a regular basis.
The filters in your heating and cooling system are very important and need to be cleaned and/or changed every month or every other month. Cleaning filters will not only reduce the amount of contaminants and toxic pollutants that make their way into the indoor air that you breathe, but it also will help the system work the way it’s supposed to. Dirty filters mean that the system has to work harder to keep you comfortable and this causes unnecessary wear and tear on the machine over time.

#2: Keep dirt and debris cleared from the outdoor unit.
The outside unit needs to be free of debris, dirt, leaves, and other vegetation that may accumulate around it. Make it part of your regular yardwork routine to check around the outside portion of your HVAC system and clear anything that may obstruct it. This will ensure that there is no disruption in airflow. Keeping it clean and clear means that no dirt or debris will build up in or around the unit and get in where the working components are. If this happens, it could mean expensive repairs or even replacement of the system.

#3: Keep indoor registers unobstructed.
Did you know that covering or closing vents or registers inside can cause your system to work harder? Move any heavy furniture, tables, or drapes away from
Did you know that blocking or closing off indoor vents or registers causes your system to work harder? Move any heavy tables, furniture, or drapes away from vents inside, so you can have an even distribution of air and prolong the life of your heating and cooling system.

#4: Call the professionals.
Some HVAC tune-up items need to be completed by a team of professionals. Be sure to stay on top of scheduling regular tune-ups with our team of HVAC professionals at Metro Air Heating & Cooling. We’ll clean the inside of the unit, make sure all of the inside components and parts are working well, and if we spot anything out of the ordinary, we’ll repair it and get things up and running again quickly. The last thing you want to experience is an HVAC breakdown or malfunction when you need it most.

Call us today to get a maintenance appointment scheduled! Slots of June and July are already filling up, so get on the calendar before summer officially arrives.