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3 Benefits of a Heated Office Chair

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Sep 22 2016

Heated chairs are something you don’t see every day, but why not? After all, heated office chairs have all of the ergonomic benefits of traditional desk seating, but with a heating element to boot. With the rise in complaints over back pain and unbearably low office temperatures, it seems strange that more office workers aren’t being outfitted with a heated desk chair. Think a heated seat might be a good fit for you? Read on to find out what benefits you can expect when you work with a heated chair.


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Temperature Control

The most obvious heated office chair benefit, of course, is the temperature control it provides. When it comes to the office environment, very few people have the authority to tamper with the thermostat, so no matter whose job it is to regulate the office temperature, and recent studies have shown that most office environments are set at a formula devised for men. The solution? Put away that hat and scarf and take control of your own body temperature. The NBF Signature Series Comfortemp heated office chairs come with high and low settings that enable users to heat the back of the chair by itself or the back and the seat simultaneously to suit his or her individual needs. Too cold? Just push a button for instant warmth. Too warm? Turn the chair on low or turn it off altogether, again, with the push of a button. It’s as easy as that.


back pain relief at work

Back Pain Relief

We talk about back and neck pain all the time at NBF, and usually the solution is to move throughout the work day by incorporating a standing desk or active seating option at your workstation. But the fact of the matter is that you can’t stand or sit on a ball chair all day, every day. So what do you do for comfort during the hours you need to be seated? One solution is get a chair with the right ergonomic adjustments. Another is to get a heated chair. According to Spine-Health, heat therapy helps relieve back and neck pain in a few different ways, including the following.


1. Heat dilates blood vessels that surround the lumbar region of your spine, increasing the flow of oxygen to your back muscles and helping heal damaged tissue.


2. Heat stimulates sensory receptors in your skin, thus decreasing pain transmissions and relieving discomfort.


3. Heat allows soft tissue around the spine to stretch, decreasing stiffness and increasing flexibility.


The healing power of heat therapy has been known for years, and it’s the reason many back pain sufferers use heating pads to find relief. A chair with the element of heat built in makes that relief more accessible at any given moment.


back pain relief at work

Safety at Work

Not only do heated office chairs offer huge benefits for the employee using the chair, but they’re a great option for business owners as well due to the safety element they provide. The Comfortemp chair, for example, runs on a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery that can be safely plugged in for charging overnight and then used for a full eight hour shift the next day. This eliminates the need for space heaters that can be accidentally left on all night, causing a fire hazard that could lead to disastrous results. In addition to providing a safer source of heat, the Comfortemp chair also eliminates the need for a cord that plugs into the wall, which can be a tripping hazard in an office setting.


Whether you’re looking for warmth, pain relief or building safety, a heated office chair with a rechargeable battery operation could be the ideal option for your business. To learn more about heated seating or our exclusive NBF Signature Series Comfortemp chair, call our furniture experts at (800) 558-1010 or shop our full selection of heated chairs.


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