With the hot summers in Gretna, Louisiana, your commercial HVAC system plays a key role in keeping your employees comfortable and productive. That’s why it’s important to keep it in good running condition. A poorly functioning HVAC system can cause the following problems that can see productivity levels take a nosedive.

An Uncomfortable Work Environment

Summers in Gretna are hot and humid and air conditioning is vital. When the AC is faulty or breaks down, everyone in the workplace suffers. In a muggy environment, energy levels drop and workers struggle to stay focused. Similarly, a cold temperature also lowers productivity. Finding the right temperature that works for everyone can be difficult. A study by Cornell University found that chilly workers made more errors than usual. Increasing the temperature from 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit saw typing errors fall by 44% and typing output increased by 150%.

Poor Air Quality

HVAC systems don’t only heat and cool a building. They also lower humidity levels which can prevent biological growth that negatively affects health. Dirt on air filters and in the ductwork also reduces the quality of the air flowing through the building. Poor air quality leads to an increase in allergies and can make workers fall ill more often. When that happens, absenteeism increases. According to the CDC Foundation, absenteeism costs U.S. employers $225.8 billion annually. Schedule regular HVAC maintenance to ensure good indoor air quality that keeps your employees healthy.

Disruptive Noises

Loud noises coming from the AC can be disruptive to employees and annoy and drive clients away. One sign that an AC is faulty or needs a service is unusual noises. If there are clanging, buzzing, popping, or squealing noises, it’s best to have an HVAC technician take a look at the unit. Some noises may only require minor repairs but others may indicate a bigger problem or that the unit is reaching the end of its life.

When your Gretna facility’s commercial HVAC system is functioning efficiently, staff remain comfortable and productive. Bryans United Air Conditioning offers commercial HVAC services including installation, maintenance, and repairs. Contact us today for an assessment of your facility’s HVAC needs.

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