How to Build a Productive Work-From-Home Environment

Do you feel like you get more done anywhere other than at home? Let’s be honest, everyone in Port St. Lucie, Florida, would love to work from the convenience of home, but it’s difficult to remain productive in a place with so many distractions. If you can do it right, however, you can build your own dream work-from-home environment where you can be comfortable and productive. By minimizing distractions and making sure your HVAC system provides the right level of air conditioning, you can build a work-from-home environment that’s more productive than at the office.

Minimize Distractions

The first step to building a productive work-from-home environment is to minimize distractions. Start by setting aside a workspace. This should be a place separate from other areas in the home with items that might affect your attention span — like the TV. If you always do your work in one spot, your mind will go into “work mode” when you’re in that place.

Minimize further distractions by putting your cell phone on silent or turning it off. If you have family or friends home, make sure that they know when you’ll be working and that you’d appreciate some privacy.

Utilize Your HVAC System

When it comes to building a productive home workspace, your HVAC system can become your best friend. Temperature plays a huge role in productivity as a study from Cornell University has found. In fact, according to this study, the most productive temperature is right around 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

Your HVAC system also plays a part in the quality of air that you breathe. If your indoor air quality is poor, you can quickly develop an itchy throat, headaches, a runny nose, or illness, all of which are distracting and limit productivity. Make sure that your HVAC system can adequately maintain air quality by changing its filters often and conducting regular maintenance.

These few simple steps will help you build a foundation for a productive work-from-home environment. The rest of it — the dedication, diligence, and determination are all up to you! To ensure that your HVAC system can help you increase your productivity, give Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, LLC a call today at (772) 905-3358.

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