The Office Health & Safety Guidelines in New South Wales require workplaces to ensure a constant and comfortable room temperature throughout winter for workers. Low air temperatures can contribute to fatigue and illness. Optimum comfort for sedentary or office work is between 20 and 26 degrees, depending on the time of the year.
Ensuring a comfortable work environment depends on a number of factors such as building insulation, office layout, direct sunlight control and control of airflow; however, there is one easy and energy efficient way to ensure utmost thermal comfort for your employees.
Why you should consider installing electric or hydronic floor heating in your office
Creates even heat
For large spaces such as offices, floor heating is an excellent option as it creates an invisible and safe radiant heat that won’t leave hot or cold spots in a room. Larger factory spaces or office spaces could consider hydronic in-screed or in-slab heating systems. Electric underfloor heating is suitable for smaller office spaces and can be installed in-slab or under carpet, under floating timber floors or directly under a stone or tile floor.
By ensuring thermal comfort for your employees, you can expect higher productivity as they are able to focus more on their tasks and get work done. Since electric and hydronic floor heating solutions work by heating floor surfaces, which in turn heat the air uniformly, the occupants in the room do not face discomfort.
Imperceptible air circulation
Traditional heating systems use a forced airflow method to heat up the room. This can cause germs, bacteria and dust to circulate through the air, placing the occupants at risk of developing allergies or illnesses. It can also make the air in the room rather dry. The cleanest way to deliver warm air in a crowded office is through an underfloor electric heating system.
Electric and hydronic floor heating systems are not only space-efficient but also noiseless. Conventional heating systems such as a ducted heating system or a radiator can be distracting with their annoying hum.
Office spaces are energy-intensive spaces; however, with underfloor heating, the business owner can save substantially – this is because underfloor heating helps achieve the same level of comfort as traditional heating methods even in a room that’s a few degrees cooler. A radiant floor heating system uses less energy to heat a room while electric underfloor heating is easy to program with a digital thermostat, ensuring that it automatically switches off when it’s not required after office hours.
Make the switch to electric underfloor heating in your office to keep your employees warm, safe and happy. Get in touch with Comfort Heat in Sydney today to learn more.