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How school air conditioning can improve student performance

September 26, 2023

We all know how hot, stuffy and smelly a school environment can be, especially in the summer and during winter months when the heating is on and windows are closed.

Air conditioning might have been a dream for teachers and students a decade or two ago, but nowadays it’s not only replacing tired and costly old gas boiler systems but it’s also being recognised for the positive impact it has on student performance and the overall well-being of both pupils and staff.

Furthermore, modern air conditioning can provide heating, cooling and fresh air ventilation and cost less to run and maintain than dated heating systems.

The most important benefit of all is that school air conditioning can improve student performance. Here are a few reasons why:

Improves comfort and concentration

Extreme heat or cold can be uncomfortable, distracting and stressful, making it difficult for students to concentrate on their studies. School air conditioning provides stable temperature settings that enable students to stay consistently focused on their lessons.

Fresh air ventilation optimises engagement

School air conditioning systems have air filters that clean the internal air, removing dirt, bacteria and odours. For a purer air experience, fresh air ventilation systems provide clean, fresh air which is extracted from the outside and then delivered at the required temperature into the classroom. These types of solutions keep students feeling engaged and motivated.

Improved health and attendance

Schools are notorious for the spread of germs leading to frequent absences due to illness of both students and staff. Air conditioning can virtually eliminate harmful bacteria and allergens, leaving the internal air clean and its occupants healthy.

Better sleep quality

Sufficient sleep is crucial for cognitive function and memory retention, which are essential for academic success. Students and teachers who work in air-conditioned environments benefit from better sleep and higher energy levels.

Higher productivity

Students and teachers can lack motivation and productivity simply because of poor air quality. Air conditioning will purify the air, leaving teachers and students to focus positively on their work.

Improved technology performance

Many modern classrooms rely on technology for teaching and learning. Air conditioning helps maintain the optimal temperature for electronic devices, preventing overheating and ensuring that technology remains functional, which is essential in today's education.

Improved exam results

Research has repeatedly shown that students who learn in air-conditioned environments tend to perform better in tests and exams, attributed to the overall improvement in comfort, focus, and learning conditions.

In conclusion, school air conditioning can have a really positive impact on student performance. It creates a comfortable and healthy for both students and teaching staff and improves focus, attendance, and overall well-being, ultimately leading to better academic outcomes for students.

Loop air conditioning design, supply, install, and maintain air conditioning solutions for nurseries, schools, colleges, universities, and all types of modular classrooms.

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