Reporting Ian Bush
By Ian Bush
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - If you’re on the way to the office and not looking forward to sitting at your desk for the day, how about a chair upgrade?
No matter the temperature at work, some people are always cold or always hot:
“Almost half of all office workers are dissatisfied with the temperature.”
Tarek Makansi, CEO of Tempronics, says his company’s chair can make a difference:
“The user can select heating or cooling and can select the intensity with a knob.”
Like some car seats, there are solid state devices built-in just below the surface to regulate temperature. Makansi says the plug-in chair eliminates back sweat and chills:
“People say they shift around in their chair much less frequently and can sit for hours without getting up.”
He says the Tempronics chair uses about 60-80 watts on full power.
“Just one weekend of heating or cooling an entire building can cost thousands of dollars. Anyone who has to turn on central heating or cooling for a weekend, or at night when they’re working late, this chair can eliminate the need for that and save money.”
The $1100 price tag might make the boss balk, but Makansi says its productivity boost helps the Tempronics chair pay for itself in a matter of months.