Transform your office into an oasis

By on September 22, 2014
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Summer is here and after the cold winter months, it can be easy to forget how the heat can affect our efficiency and productivity. Stuffy offices and closed environments make it difficult to concentrate and can negatively impact overall well-being. Yet there are ways to stay cool and comfortable as temperatures start rising.

Use an air-conditioning system
Thanks to superb advances in technology and design, you can now install systems that offer both heating and cooling solutions in one. Many of these have been designed to deliver the optimum indoor climate, while minimising the impact on the environment. The units disperse cool air over a wider area, which allows for more effective temperature control into every corner.

“This ensures that your office is kept at the right temperature, without drawing on excessive energy and that the area stays cooler for longer,” says Michael McKechnie, Divisional Head for Digital Air Solutions at Samsung Electronics SA.

Cut the costs
Many people associate air-conditioning solutions with high electricity bills, when in fact, they are one of the most energy efficient means of cooling or heating.

Manage allergies
Summer is characterised by hay fever and allergies and investing in an air purifier system can help to relieve these symptoms.

It is important to keep this in mind and look for built-in features that help release the discomfort of seasonal allergy problems. Technology that assists in providing a cleaner and healthier work environment by neutralising the bacteria, fungi and pollen that causes allergic reactions is important.

“If you have hay fever or asthma, you already realise that clean air contributes to your well-being. Airborne allergens, viruses and infectious bacteria often go undetected,” says McKechnie.

Air-conditioners also slow the growth of mould by removing excess humidity from the room.

“Sitting at a desk with a fan blowing air will not aid comfort nor concentration,” says McKechnie. “The same applies to blasts of freezing cold air across one’s back and shoulders – this could lead to discomfort or headaches.”

“Besides staying cool, summer remains a challenging time of the year for fighting allergies due to increased temperatures. Innovative and cost-effective digital air solution technology can provide the solution,” concludes McKechnie.

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