I have a feeling that come Monday there are going to be some angry folks in my office.
Yet, there will also be a faction of associates who are thankful that a point of such great contention is now moot.
There is an HVAC professional who is coming in Friday to take care of an office issue that has gone on too long. I own a small design firm with less than 20 employees. We work in a space that covers one entire floor of a converted building. 40 years ago customers shopped this old building for everything from lawn mowers to shoes. Now, it has become a office building. The layout allows for plenty of room and a very comfortable place to work. However, there is only one thermostat to control the heating and cooling for the entire office. This is a source of great confrontation as co-workers attempt to dominate the control of the temperature. The amount of angst created over just a few degrees is just stupid. I often think it’s less about the temperature than it is about control itself. And, with all the yanking on the thermostat, the utility bills are getting out of control. So, I’ve decided to put an end to all of it once and for all. Friday night the HVAC pro will be ripping out the old thermostat and installing a new smart thermostat. The new thermostat will manage the temperature based on patterns sensed from numerous sensors placed around the office. I will have the only manual override. No more fighting to get to the thermostat first.