Thermal
comfort surveys

One of the key factors contributing to our well-being in indoor spaces is thermal comfort

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The concept of thermal comfort goes beyond just maintaining a suitable temperature; it encompasses a combination of factors that influence how we perceive and experience the indoor environment. 

Thermal comfort is a subjective experience influenced by various factors, including air temperature, humidity, air velocity, and radiant heat. Achieving the right balance among these elements is crucial for creating an environment where individuals feel neither too hot nor too cold.

Thermal comfort involves maintaining an appropriate air temperature (20-24°C or 68-75°F), ideal humidity levels (30-60%), and balancing air circulation. Air velocity impacts perception, with gentle breezes enhancing comfort. Clothing choices and activity levels also play a role, emphasising the need to dress appropriately and adjust layers for varying conditions.

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Achieving optimal thermal comfort involves a multifaceted approach that considers various environmental factors. The use of thermal comfort surveys, particularly with instruments like the Wet Bulb Globe Thermometer, provides valuable insights into the conditions experienced by occupants.

By combining effective HVAC systems, thoughtful building design, personalised control options, and the insights gained from surveys, we can create indoor environments that prioritise the well-being and satisfaction of individuals, fostering a sense of comfort and contentment.

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As certified occupational hygiene specialists we have a deep understanding of the indoor environment and can offer our services in relation to carrying thermal comfort surveys and providing guidance.

For further help call us on 0870 7019170 or email: sales@euroenvironmental.co.uk

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Knowledge Centre Article

Expand your knowledge on this topic by reading our informative article

Achieving Optimal Thermal Comfort: A Guide to a Cozy Indoor Environment
Achieving Optimal Thermal Comfort: A Guide to a Cozy Indoor Environment

2023-11-22

As we spend a significant portion of our lives indoors, the importance of creating a comfortable and inviting indoor environment cannot be overstated. One of the key factors contributing to our well-being in indoor spaces is thermal comfort.

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