According to the Office Health & Safety Guidelines in New South Wales, room temperatures must be constant throughout winter. A business owner is required to make sure that the environment in which work is being carried out is at a comfortable temperature range for workers. If air temperature is too low, it can contribute to fatigue and cold related illnesses. Optimum comfort for sedentary or office work is between 20 to 26 degrees, depending on the time of the year.
While you will have to take into account factors like building insulation, layout of workstations, direct sunlight control and control of air flow, there is one easy and energy efficient way to ensure your employees of utmost thermal comfort.
Creates Even Heat
Floor heating is a great option for large areas. It creates an invisible, safe radiant heat that won’t leave hot or cold spots in a room. Your best bet for a larger factory space or office space would be to go with hydronic in-screed or in-slab heating as these are great for larger spaces. Electric underfloor heating is suitable in smaller office spaces, in-slab or under carpet, floating timber floors or directly under a stone or tile floor.
When workers are in an environment where they are not too hot or too cold, they are able to focus more on their tasks and get work done. Because electric and hydronic floor heating solutions work by heating floor surfaces, which in turn heats the air, you are guaranteed to have an environment that is thermally conducive to productivity. No one will be falling ill due to colder temperatures.
Imperceptible Air Circulation
Forced airflow of traditional heating systems cause germs, bacteria and dust to circulate through the air. It can also make the air in the room rather dry. When many people are working in one office space, the cleanest way to deliver warm air is with under floor electric heating.
Electric and hydronic floor heating is noiseless and takes up no space. Don’t distract your employees with the annoying hum of a ducted heating system or the clicking and ticking of a radiator. It also removes the need for employees to bring in their own small heaters which overload the electrical circuits and cause power outages.
Heating an office space can get pricey. However, with under floor heating, you can save yourself a lot of money. Because under floor heating changes the way a human perceives their thermal environment, you can achieve the same comfort as traditional heating methods even in a room that’s a few degrees cooler.
You don’t need to use nearly as much energy to heat a room with radiant floor heating. In addition, electric underfloor heating is easy to program with a digital thermostat. It automatically turns up throughout the day, but switches off when it’s not required after office hours.
Make the switch to electric underfloor heating in your office to keep your employees safe and happy. Get in touch with Comfort Heat in Sydney today to learn more.