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Happy 1st Day of Air Conditioning Wars!

By: Casey Siewert Friday June 20, 2014 comments Tags: just for fun, office, summer

Tomorrow marks the official First Day of Summer, which if you work in an office, means you're about to be (if you weren't already) uncomfortable with your office temperature.

What's your ideal temperature for working? I bet your ideal is different from your co-worker's ideal.
"The majority of research has shown an optimal office temperature between 70 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 23 degrees Celsius) provides the best air temperature for maximum office worker productivity. However, a well respected study by Cornell University returned a result of 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) as the optimal temperature."


Everyone is comfortable at different temperatures, and here are a few reasons why: 

  • Season - a person's perception on what the temperature should be is largely due in part to what season it is.

  • Clothing - we tend to dress according to what season we're in. Think about the clothing you wear in the winter - usually heavier and meant to handle outside temperatures, so you're more sensitive when the office is blowing warmer air out of the vents. The opposite is true with summer clothing.

  • Weight - the lower your BMI, the more sensitive you are to cooler temperatures.

So, prepare yourself & layer accordingly for the summer office temperatures - its just beginning!

Happy First Day of Air Conditioning Wars & Happy First Day of Summer!

About the Author: Casey Siewert