Keeping a great work space takes a lot more than just some house plants and a great desk chair. For me, it means keeping my computer and myself at the perfect temperature for us. As I live in the northeast, I am always fighting the winter chill. However, while I need to be warm and toasty in the winter to work efficiently, my computer doesn’t need to be. In fact, a desktop computer is usually constantly fighting to stay cool. This is because any desktop computer is doing a lot for you at any given time, and needs a great cooling system in order to do so well. Putting your desktop near any kind of heating source is a big no-no. When I was younger and had my first computer for doing my artwork, I had to keep a really nice fan on my desktop in the winter and the summer, just to keep it from freezing up. Now, I know better! The trick is to just get a great cooling system for your computer, so it can stay at the temperature it needs to be without overheating from the warmth. Of course, that doesn’t mean I can put my desktop right under the HVAC duct. No, I still make sure to set my desk up on the opposite side of the room as whatever kind of heating and cooling element my apartment uses. However, I no longer need a portable AC unit just for my computer. With this state of the art computer cooling system, my desktop keeps up with my complex art programs without breaking a sweat.