Is The Mobile Therapy Room Cool in Summer?

I use a mixture of strategies to keep the temperature cool and comfortable inside the mobile therapy room when it’s sunny. The side windows open to allow fresh air to circulate and I have an electric fan to help airflow. I also use the sunshades to reduce the amount of sunlight coming in and warming the air too much. I conducted a wee experiment over 2 sunny days and found that the sunshades alone take 10 degrees off the average temperature inside the mobile therapy room when it’s in full sun.

Even on the sunniest days, I find that this combination of strategies maintains a pleasant working temperature (high teens – low 20s) inside the mobile therapy room. Indeed it’s significantly cooler than some classrooms I’ve worked in!

The sun shades in action inside Edinburgh & Lothian's mobile therapy room