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cpjust
02-01-2009, 11:28 PM
I'm just wondering if the whole world has gone crazy or if this insanity is localized to Toronto. My office gets up to (and sometimes over) 24C/75F and my last office got even higher than that!

I'm looking for actual measured temperature (with a thermometer), not what the thermostat on the wall says it's supposed to be.

VirtualAce
02-01-2009, 11:43 PM
My cube gets uncomfortably hot late in the day. To be fair there are about 60 to 100 computers in the big room where I am and most are quad cores.

tabstop
02-02-2009, 12:26 AM
There's no choice for "what office". (It's not even a cube, really; there's a table built onto the wall and five chairs at the table.)

SlyMaelstrom
02-02-2009, 12:30 AM
Haha, Toronto guy thinks 73F is ridiculously hot. :P

I find that to be humorous. Go down south and you'll find people grabbing their windbreakers if it's low 70s.

vart
02-02-2009, 01:08 AM
I do not bother to look at the termometer
I just set on the conditioner the temperature I fill comfortable... I suppose it is higher than 23

zacs7
02-02-2009, 02:27 AM
Right now? 44C. And yes it's bloody hot.

Blame the stupid position of this room and the heat wave. As well as the heating properties of computers. It's 44C outside, I'm sure insulation is supposed to do something?!?!

CornedBee
02-02-2009, 08:50 AM
22C, also known as "just barely warm enough". In my opinion, the "standard" US temperatures are absolutely insane.

matsp
02-02-2009, 09:05 AM
I voted 21-23 (which is about right for me), but I have no idea what temperature it actually is, as the train systems in this country go completely crazy when it's snowed 2 inches, and we have about 12 inches of snow at the moment, so I stayed at home, rather than spending three quarters of my day traveling 40 miles (60 km).

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Mats

ssharish2005
02-02-2009, 09:12 AM
I wish it could have been a bit warm for me in my office. It's blady snowing outside today all day! And my room temp is may be in think 20 - 21C.

ssharish

psychopath
02-02-2009, 09:14 AM
I'm not getting how over 23C is "ridiculously hot". I don't have an office, but I usually keep my room much warmer than that.

cpjust
02-02-2009, 11:01 AM
According to the West Midlands Public Health Observatory,[1] 21 C (69.8 F) is the recommended living room temperature, whereas 18 C (64.4 F) is the recommended bedroom temperature.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_temperature

When I work in 24C+ heat all day I start to get a headache & fever by the end of the day.
I remember when I was working in Virginia, the office was alway a perfect 20-21C (except a few times when the A/C broke down).

Akkernight
02-02-2009, 11:02 AM
Well, since my office is my room, I can say, it's been so cold inside here, that I've seen my breath ;)
woohoo to the north?

glo
02-02-2009, 11:08 AM
My office has the best air conditioner ever. One of those used to freeze corpses I'd bet.

Elysia
02-02-2009, 11:38 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_temperature

When I work in 24C+ heat all day I start to get a headache & fever by the end of the day.
I remember when I was working in Virginia, the office was alway a perfect 20-21C (except a few times when the A/C broke down).

You seem incredibly intolerant to heat...
My usual preference is higher than 20 degrees... I typically find that cold.
23-24 is much more comfortable for me.
Unfortunately, there isn't that much heat in my room :/

cpjust
02-02-2009, 12:15 PM
You seem incredibly intolerant to heat...


Yeah, my whole family is.
I wish I was one of those reptile people that are always freezing...

I can't believe there are actually a few people in my office that wear a hat, scarf, sweater & thick winter coat all day long in 24C heat! Now that, I think just about everyone should agree is crazy.

zacs7: Is it normally 44C in your office, or is your A/C broken? I'd tell my boss I'm working from home if it was that hot.

sean
02-02-2009, 01:08 PM
Whenever someone walks into my office there's always a comment about how the thermostat must not be working. I prefer the room to be ridiculously hot...

audinue
02-02-2009, 01:25 PM
I work at home... and there are air conditioners of course, :D

Heat is very bad to computers, moreover overclocked ones.

SlyMaelstrom
02-02-2009, 02:21 PM
Hot temperatures make me sleepy. I'm currently in my office, right now, (yes wasting time here) and it's very hot. Near 85F which is 29C or so... the warmth is making want to fall asleep. I prefer anything mid-to-low 70s when working.

DaveH
02-02-2009, 02:55 PM
Every winter our office is HOT! I have to wear short sleeve shirts all year round. I even use a fan in my cubicle in the winter! Last winter a co-workers thermometer read 80F. We called maintenance and they fixed it... sort of. It still gets into the mid 70's in the winter.

At home, in the winter, my thermostat is set to 65-68F.

cpjust
02-02-2009, 03:46 PM
Every winter our office is HOT! I have to wear short sleeve shirts all year round. I even use a fan in my cubicle in the winter! Last winter a co-workers thermometer read 80F. We called maintenance and they fixed it... sort of. It still gets into the mid 70's in the winter.

At home, in the winter, my thermostat is set to 65-68F.

Finally, a fellow mammal. It appears the whole world is reverting back into reptiles... :p
I'm wearing a T-shirt & have a fan blowing on me all day long, and I even had to stop drinking coffee because it made me even hotter; while everyone else is working with sweaters on and not even breaking a sweat.
I really miss that office in Virginia. :(

VirtualAce
02-02-2009, 04:54 PM
Off topic:



I remember when I was working in Virginia...


Hehe. Exactly where in VA?

On topic:
Office was warm again today. My desk is near a vent in the ceiling so the temp swings back and forth a lot. Some of the day I have a jacket on and some of the day I don't.

cpjust
02-02-2009, 05:10 PM
Hehe. Exactly where in VA?


Newport News, VA.
My visa expired in 2005 and they shut down the office a year later. If it wasn't for that, I'd still be there.

zacs7
02-02-2009, 05:24 PM
> zacs7: Is it normally 44C in your office, or is your A/C broken? I'd tell my boss I'm working from home if it was that hot.
It's hard for the AC to keep up. In summer it sits around the low 30s, and in winter in the low 20s.
Home isn't much better although the AC does help but my room gets all the sun so it still gets very hot and it has 3 computers all of which are constantly on.

The biggest problem is that you sweat and it smells :-). My car doesn't have AC so when it's 44C outside I have to wear a different shirt while I drive. hehe. Perhaps the second biggest problem is I can't do what I want outside such as hunting or trail riding :(.

cpjust
02-02-2009, 06:24 PM
I'm so glad I don't live in Australia (or any place near the equator). That kind of weather sounds like my worst nightmare...

dwks
02-02-2009, 06:42 PM
I'm not sure what the temperature is here, but because I find it comfortable it's probably around 18 or 19. :p

What can I say? I live in Canada.

Thantos
02-03-2009, 01:44 PM
Before I walk into the room: Around 70
After I walk into the room: smokin'!

kermit
02-03-2009, 05:45 PM
It is supposed to be -27C (-16.6F) with the windchill in my 'office' tomorrow.

BobMcGee123
02-03-2009, 10:18 PM
The engine room on the C-Freedom is 100F to 130F (Gulf of Mexico).

cpjust
02-03-2009, 10:31 PM
It is supposed to be -27C (-16.6F) with the windchill in my 'office' tomorrow.

-27C?? What kind of work do you do exactly?

kermit
02-04-2009, 05:28 AM
-27C?? What kind of work do you do exactly?

I frame houses.