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Weatherproofing Your Workplace for Winter

12-15-18 / / By gran

You can feel it in the air; the early morning chill that signals the coming of cooler weather. Soon that slight shiver on your way to the car will begin to involve coats, hats, and gloves. As the weather turns, so begin the constant arguments around the thermostat at work. And so, as a manager, begins the constant push and pull of needing to keep your workplace warm and inviting while trying to avoid the crush of your utilities budget.

Here are a few tips to keep all of your employees happy and efficient without breaking the bank:

Check all doors and windows for leaks

It doesn’t do any good to ask everyone to dress warmly if all of the heat is leaking out through drafty windows or doors. If you find cracks around your doors and windows, weatherstripping and draft gaurds are a great cost effective solution. And don’t forget to open the blinds and curtains during the day, sunlight is your natural heater.

Search for cracks and gaps

Do a thorough search of your businesses foundation and siding. If you find any cracks or gaps, caulking is a budget-friendly solution. Be sure to check the inside and outside of your commercial space, and look closely for any holes between building materials and areas where your siding meets windows or doors. If you aren’t comfortable fixing these issues on your own or need assistance examining your building, don’t hesitate to call a professional HVAC technician.

Invest in a programmable thermostat

Installing a programmable thermostat allows you to have better control over your indoor temperatures. This simple step could potentially save you hundreds of dollars every year.

Have your business heating system checked

Most importantly, make sure that you’re getting the most out of your business heating system. Bringing in professional heating technicians to evaluate your furnace and vents, change out your filters, and get your whole heating system ready for the cooler weather is the best way to keep your employees warm without damaging the budget. Quality Refrigeration employees the best technicians with years or training and experience. We can keep your whole staff bright and cheery, even as the weather turns dismal.

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