Temperature, Humidity, Draughts, Lighting, Odours
- Complaints of too hot & too cold often relate to seasonal changes but can also occur daily as the sun travels around the building.
- Low (rather than high) humidity is a common phenomenon from air conditioned buildings and presents first in people who wear contact lenses or have sensitive respiratory systems.
- A lack of outside air can result in the build-up of odours and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) released from paints, carpets and furnishings.
- The most common complaints received from air conditioned buildings relate to drafts from supply air diffusers.
These issues are best addressed by good initial design but can be solved retrospectively (or at least improved) by altering controls settings or relatively simple system adjustments with the right knowledge and experience.