We all love a comfortable, secure, stylish home with just the right amount of heat or cold, be it a modest house or a lavish mansion. What constitutes comfort, security, and style varies from person to person and so does the perfect temperature. Below, we will discuss what the ideal room temperature is and the benefits of cooler and hotter home temperatures.
What is The Ideal Room Temperature?
Unfortunately, there is no exact answer to this question. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends 18C/64F for healthy individuals, 16C/60.5F for those with respiratory problems, and a minimum of 20C/68F for the very young, sick or aged.
When looking for your perfect thermostat setting, it might be a good idea to consider the following benefits of warm versus cold houses, noting of course, that this does not include extreme temperatures.
5 Benefits of a Warm House
Here are some of the benefits of making your home environment warmer:
1. Makes You Physically Active
A warm house makes you want to be up and about. You are more likely to think about dusting the book shelf and finishing the DIY project you started last summer, rather than cuddling on the couch.
2. Good for Your Memory
The reasoning is simple, with increased blood flow to your head and vital organs, you will be more alert and able to more easily remember things.
3. Reduced Respiratory and Allergic Conditions
Respiratory and allergic conditions are notoriously stubborn, and the last thing you need is a cold house to send you looking for your anti-allergy pills.
4. Heart and Lungs
Due to the need to keep your body at an optimum temperature, your heart and lungs have to work harder in cold surroundings to ensure this goal is achieved. Too much of this for too long could result in higher blood pressure and associated conditions.
5. Makes it Easier for Some to Sleep
It’s last on the list because it may boil down to your preferred bedroom thermostat settings and your sleeping habits. Some love to be under a duvet, while others love sleeping with their t-shirts only.
5 Benefits of a Cold Home
And if you love it when your house has a cold, slightly chilly ambience, you are not alone. Here are the benefits of living in a cooler environment:
1. Burns Calories
This is the realm of cutting-edge science, but it turns out that cold conditions tend to cause certain types of bodily fat to be combusted to keep us warm. Weight-watchers will love it.
2. Disease-Carrying Bugs Hate Cold Conditions
Disease causing insects such as mosquitoes and cockroaches find it inhospitable to be in cold surroundings. This helps keep your family safe and healthy.
3. Reduces Inflammation and Boosts Muscle Recovery
Ever wondered why ice is applied on swollen surfaces? Or why athletes immerse themselves in icy-water? Cold conditions tend to reduce inflammation of muscles and promote muscular recovery.
4. Promotes Better and Longer Sleep
When you lay down to go to sleep, the temperature of your body naturally cools off. Cold temperatures can help you cool down faster, leading to higher quality and long-lasting sleep.
5. Closer Together
One happy family. When it’s colder, we tend to huddle closer like all members of the animal kingdom, the only difference is we would probably be around the kitchen table or in the TV room.
Whether you like it warmer or cooler, it is important that you keep your HVAC system well-maintained so that it can keep you comfortable year-round. If you need help achieving ultimate home comfort, give us a call today.