Perception of a cooling jet from ceiling - a laboratory study

The effect of a cooling jet from ceiling on thermal comfort, perception and subjective performance in warm office environment (29.5 °C) was studied. Altogether, 29 participants (13 male and 16 female) participated. All participants were tested in both thermal conditions and the order of the thermal conditions was counterbalanced between the participants. During the experiment, participants filled questionnaires and performed computerised tasks. Using the cooling jet significantly improved the whole body and local thermal comfort.