Air Conditioning Cardiff
It’s hard to believe but this summer the UK has actually had consistent sunshine and warm temperatures and it’s set to continue for the foreseeable future. England and Wales are simply not cut out for this kind of weather and when it strikes for longer than a week, we all seem to go into meltdown. At home, everyone has got every window open as far as possible, fans next to their beds and are living in minimal clothing. In work, smart dress has gone out the window and been replaced by shorts and t-shirts and all office workers have purchased a USB desk fan to make sat at their desk that little bit more bearable.
Air conditioning in other nearby countries such as France, Spain, Portugal and Italy is a common installation for homes and the workplace. For the most part, the UK doesn’t particularly have any desperate need for air con…until the temperature creeps up and you’re sat in a little office with one small window, sticking to your chair surrounded by 20 other sweaty people. Employers should really take it upon themselves to be ready for these sorts of situations as it really lowers productivity within the workplace.
If you think it’s about time your office had some air conditioning installed then please get in touch with one of our team. They will be more than happy to answer any questions about air conditioning Cardiff that you may have. Give us a call today on 029 20 508711 or get a free online quote.
The Systems We Offer
It is more than likely that you will be able to control the temperature in your home through the use of fans and is unlikely you will need to install an air conditioning system. If you have a large home, however, it may be something to consider. The main use of our air conditioning Cardiff is within the workplace, schools and hospitals.
At Eric Collier & Son, we know how important it is to maintain a cool and fresh environment where staff are able to comfortably work and interact. Our systems do not just limit themselves to summer use, they also allow you to stay warm and cosy in the winter. These kind of systems are perfect for the UK and it’s unpredictable weather conditions and temperatures. It will make a huge difference to your team’s motivation and efficiency.
- Split systems – Allowing for different temperature controls
- Down flow systems – Specifically designed for data centres and computer rooms
- Heat recovery unit – Heat recovery ventilation systems, provide improved air quality and enhanced climate control.
Impact of Heat Stress
Heat stress can affect individuals in different ways and can take place in individuals at different temperatures. Some people are more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke than others. Some of the typical symptoms are:
- an inability to concentrate
- muscle cramps
- heat rash
- severe thirst – a late symptom of heat stress
- heat exhaustion – fatigue, giddiness, nausea, headache, moist skin
- heat stroke – hot dry skin, confusion, convulsions and eventual loss of consciousness. In rare occassions, severe heat stroke can lead to death if not quite early enough.
The Positives of Air Conditioning
The main positive of having air conditioning is obvious, it keeps you cool and refreshed and able to go about your day without feeling uncomfortable. Depending on the kind of office you have, it is much harder to get a breeze flowing and to cool down in warm weather without some kind of air conditioning system. Air conditioning supplies fresh, cooling air which reduces the body temperature back down to a normal level.
Keeping the temperature in the office down goes further than just keeping your team happy, it is also an important thing to consider when taking health and safety into consideration. There are laws that say a workplace should be a comfortable and acceptable temperature. The minimum an office should be is 16 degrees, there is no defined maximum but individual companies can take it upon themselves to decide on this.
Air-conditioning is especially necessary for work environments where equipment is generating a lot of heat when it is already warm outside. This is likely in places such as kitchens and bakeries, launderettes, factories, mechanics, boiler rooms and power plants, just to name a few. In many of these workplaces, air conditioning would be essential to not only keep staff cool but also for equipment and food to be kept at a reasonable temperature.
Get in Touch Today!
With all of the above considered, it could be time to get an air conditioning system for your office and increase your workers’ comfort and morale. Get in touch with our team on 029 20 508711 or go online and get a free quick quote so we can give you an estimated price for how much an air conditioning Cardiff will cost you and your business.