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Nov

WFH Tips 101: Optimal Temperature for Productivity

Working from home has numerous advantages. Working from home, being able to help the kids with schoolwork, and not having to commute to the office are all huge benefits. However, you may have found that you aren’t as productive when working from home on some days, which could be linked to the temperature of your workspace. 

The perfect room temperature for productivity can differ slightly depending on your personal preferences. Most people, however, find that a temperature of 72-76 degrees Fahrenheit is perfect for maintaining productivity. 

While this may be ideal for your needs, your children and spouse may have other requirements. 

In this post, we’ll discuss how to keep your workstation at a productive temperature while still fulfilling the comfort needs of everyone else. 

Optimal Temperature for Productivity  

Working at the ideal temperature has the added benefit of conditioning your body to be ready to work. The most effective strategy to accomplish this is to choose a comfortable temperature and stick to it. As a result, when you sit down at your desk, you know what to expect because your mind and body know it’s time to get to work.

Maintaining an ideal temperature is also beneficial because we can focus better on the critical activities at hand when we are physically comfortable. With an average office temperature, you can set it and forget it. However, when you’re trying to concentrate on work, nothing is more distracting than being too hot or too cold.

Most people feel that a slightly lower temperature improves their attention and alertness. Warmer temperatures may feel more pleasant at first, but they can quickly make you sleepy and lethargic as the day progresses. 

Initially, keep your desk at 72 degrees and observe how comfortable you are with it. You should stay attentive and concentrated without tiring as long as it isn’t too cold.

What About Others – Spouses, Children, Pets? 

While temperatures in the low to mid-70s may be excellent for you during the workday, they may not be optimal for the rest of your family. For example, if no one is working or concentrating, the temperature may be just a tad too low. Fortunately, there are solutions that you may put in place to please everyone.

One thing you can do to help fulfill everyone’s temperature demands is to set aside designated work hours. If you are the only one at home at a certain time of day, that is a fantastic time to set the thermostat to your liking and get some work done.

A programmable thermostat has numerous advantages, including the ability to help you save money on your energy bill. Adjust your thermostat to the desired temperature during peak working hours or when everyone else is away to enhance your productivity. Not only will you be able to maintain the house at your preferred temperature, but it will also be quiet enough for you to concentrate.

Keep Your System Running Efficiently  

Our surroundings frequently influence our productivity. The proper lighting, the layout of our home office, and, of course, the right temperature may all make a big difference. It may take some trial and error to find the optimal temperature for your productivity, but it can be a game-changer once you do.

The arrival of colder weather is imminent. Therefore, it’s critical to ensure that your HVAC system is in good operating order so that it can keep you warm during the next cold months. 

Call your Blue Sky Heating and Air techs to schedule a comprehensive system check to ensure your HVAC unit is operating properly and efficiently, allowing you to stay warm and productive this winter.