Cracking the Office Windows: Nature’s Air Conditioning

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Summer is upon us in the Chicagoland area and the rest of the country. With it comes clear skies, swimming pools, and – to winter lovers’ dismay – scorching summer temperatures. Most experience the summer heat and humidity through the outside world and on vacations, but if you’re in an old building – or air conditioning is too expensive to pipe through the entire office – you’ll be affected by summer temperatures inside as well. Here are some of the rooms at your office or business that may get the hottest this summer:

  • The lunchroom – Anytime large swaths of employees gather in one place, the collective body heat will surely affect the room’s temperature. Add to that yet another summer day flirting with 100 degree Fahrenheit weather, and workers’ microwaved TV dinners won’t be the only things that are piping hot.
  • Laboratories – If you work at an engineering company or work for a government agency that conducts original research, it’s likely that these rooms – or even entire floors – will be hot to begin with before even considering the scorching summer sun.
  • The top floors – Anyone who has spent time in an attic during the summer knows that heat rises in buildings, and your place of work is no exception.

Luckily, you can always crack open the windows in those rooms or floors. The air flow may not completely relieve the hot internal temperatures, but the fresh, cooler air that pipes in will be a literal “breath of fresh air” for your building’s workers. Make sure that employees know that they are allowed to open the windows (but not completely) before summer hits so that any room with uncomfortably high temperatures can be relieved by nature’s air conditioning. Still, some rooms are just too hot even for cracked window openings. They’re the rooms where man-made air conditioning is the only way to keep temperatures in the comfortable 60s or 70s and keep employees happy. It’s already difficult keeping workers cooped up indoors when it’s summer – don’t give them any more reason to take off early each day! Clean windows also allow workers to experience the joys of summer from inside the building. Contact us today for more information on our professional window cleaning services.

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