With thousands of pupils taking their seats in a classroom for several hours a day, there’s no doubt that air conditioning is essential in schools across the globe. Keeping both students and staff comfortable can not only encourage productivity but also keeps general health and safety under control. Air conditioning is beneficial all year round, offering heat in the colder months and a fresh breeze during the summer.
Due to the UK’s climate taking a turn with extreme temperatures and flooding in the winter, having a resource to regulate the temperature in a classroom is more important than ever. Let’s take a look at the benefits of school air conditioning and every thing that comes with it.
Benefits of having school air conditioning
Workplace studies have discovered that when temperatures rise above 24°C, productivity decreases by 15%. This statistic is still relevant in a school environment, with pupils, staff members and visitors needing a comfortable environment to work and learn.
Spending 8 hours a day in a layered uniform can become uncomfortable, especially when there are multiple people sitting in the same room. No matter if you have all the classroom windows open or introduce a summer uniform, air conditioning can do the staff and kids a world of good, especially during a heatwave or snowy days.
Focus and concentration
As a result of comfort, having a moderate temperature throughout the school can also result in improved focus and concentration. Being too hot or too cold can result in being distracted or fidgeting when trying to learn, which is of course a top priority when it comes to schools.
As there are so many people present in one place, having good quality air can be beneficial for all. Air conditioning can do more than create hot or cold air, it also has the ability to remove bad odours, toxins, smells and dust. This is a key advantage for a school environment as they are ripe with viruses and constant germs.
Due to the increase in concentration and productivity, this leads to successful academic performances and results. Not only is air conditioning used within the classroom, but these systems can also be used in school gyms, exam rooms, offices and open plan areas, all resulting in good performance levels.
Allergies and asthma
With 1.1 million children in the UK currently receiving treatment for asthma and thousands of us suffering from allergies such as hay fever, air conditioning can help to keep humidity low and the indoor air nice and clean.
School classroom temperature
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that employers have a duty to ensure the health, welfare and safety of their staff and ‘others present in the workplace’. Under this responsibility, employers must also ensure a ‘reasonable’ temperature is maintained. Typically, a reasonable temperature for an indoor working environment sits at around 24°C. This temperature shouldn’t get any lower and should never exceed 26°C either.
Lee Jackson School Air Conditioning
For each of these areas, we provide the right systems so that you’re not overspending or being wasteful. We understand that your budget may be tight, and so we’ll do everything that we can to keep costs down and get you the best prices possible.
For a low cost, highly efficient air conditioning system, give us a call on 0800 949 9070 and we’ll build a quote which fits around you!