Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Our Very Own Office Skylight

Heather and I decided to take the liberty of giving ourselves a skylight today. Look at that beautiful view of the sky! Oh wait, I lied, it's just a printout of a cool photograph I found on the web. This picture is blocking the unreasonably cold air that blows on us all day long. You see, in their infinite wisdom, whoever made the decisions about HVAC for our building decided it would be best to get just ONE unit for the entire office (not including the boardroom, of course, which needs to be kept at a temperature of approximately -40F all year long!). This one, very large unit happens to sit IMMEDIATELY ABOVE OUR OFFICE! This means that we get the very first blast of air (and thus the COLDEST) whenever the AC turns on. This then has to reach to the complete opposite side of the building, probably a couple hundred feet away. Needless to say, it is quite cold in our office. On a common day, if the AC is set to 73 degrees F for the entire office, it might be somewhere in the range of 61 to 65 in our office and somewhere between 73 and 77 up near the front desk. We put this paper up using strong magnets from A.C. Moore. It has been quite effective at moderating the temperature! And it looks cool too!

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe a bunch of engineers can't figure out an AC system that is more effective.
    What happens when someone finds out and the rest of the building is HOT? Good luck.