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24 Mar / Air conditioning

It’s simple in theory, right?

You mount sensors throughout the floor in various high-traffic locations. They take the temperature and relay that information to a central unit which then pumps out the required air to raise or lower the temperature as needed.

This keeps the room at a nice even temperature within the bounds set by the operator.

This is the reward. This is the reward that all white collar workers reap in exchange for forsaking the sky and the sun and the grass and the earth to work in little pods with other people. Other people! Within arm’s length.

It all sounds so good. It all sounds so easy. It sounds like the kind of system that might keep an office building at a steady temperature of 18-22 degrees celsius.

Certainly what it doesn’t sound like is a recipe for meeting rooms to alternate from freezing cold to boiling hot, and the open plan floor to vary by eight degrees from one end to the other.

Eight degrees. Air temperatures outside vary by less than this from full sun to deep shade. It’s not natural to put a human body through this.

Even worse is the claims made to have the unit installed in the first place, which use words like ambient and controlled, when they mean aggressive and erratic.

When did air conditioning go from being a caring way for a company to ensure that staff were in comfortable working surrounds to a war that the blue collars are stealthily inflicting on the white collars?

Well I watch Game of Thrones dudes so I’m up for this, bring it on.

All air-conditioning men must die.

By Katherine Hayton in Katherine Hayton's Blog
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  • Roger Parkinson

    The trouble with air conditioning is not the air conditioners, it is the windows. We like big windows especially in work places because otherwise it would be all fluorescent lighting and we hate that. But the big windows make the room into a greenhouse. Too hot. Of course the architects are to blame for that. Then to get the temp down the aircon has to blast cold air in from somewhere. Murphy’s law says it must be over your desk. Maybe more sensors would help there, or more blowers or just a way to open the windows. Architects, again.

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