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Are you wondering what a comfortable room temperature for your home is? Certainly, it is the temperature at which you feel comfortable. And, it mostly depends upon personal preference. First, however, let's dive deeper to know the ideal temperatures for each room in the house.
The ideal room temperature is between 18-20°C (64-68°F) regardless of the season. A digital thermostat can help determine how much the temperature fluctuates throughout the day. During summer, maintaining this temperature is challenging.
You can also use thinner blankets to prevent your body from getting too warm. In winter, wear warmer clothes and keep extra blankets to achieve the heat you require to have a comfortable home.
The living room is where you spend considerable time, be it for relaxing, hosting guests, or just spending time with your family. Therefore, the temperature of your living room must be cosy and comfortable.
Most people like to keep the temperature in the living room between 19 and 22°C (66 and 72°F). While some believe that warmer temperatures are better, the ideal temperature in the living room should be between 20 and 21°C (68 and 70°F).
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There is a common misconception that the standard room temperature for sleeping will be the same as the ideal room temperature. The temperature of the bedroom should be lower than what is observed throughout the day. The reason behind this is that when we sleep, our internal body temperature drops. Therefore, the external temperature needs to drop accordingly. So, there is not a huge gap between your internal body temperature and room temperature.
In fact, the room temperature during sleep also affects the quality of your sleep and, thereby, the quality of your life. In addition, temperature variances in the bedroom have also been associated with insomnia. Hence, it is advised to maintain a suitable temperature while sleeping.
When the air conditioner settings are lower or higher than the requirement of your body, it can affect sleeping patterns. While going to sleep, the set point for one’s body temperature or the temperature your brain tries to achieve decreases. If the temperature is too high or too low, the body struggles to achieve the desired temperature, thereby compromising the quality of your sleep. Cooler temperatures help you gain a good night’s sleep, giving your body the rest and healing you need.
The recommended room temperature is 16-18°C (61 to 64°F) for most people to get good sleep. Although exceptions do exist for the ideal temperature to achieve comfortable sleep. However, personal preferences vary from one individual to another, which is acceptable as long as you give your body the ambience it requires.
To help your baby get some good sleep, maintaining an ideal room temperature is vital, something that is neither too hot nor too cold. The best temperature for the room where babies are is between 16 and 20°C (61 and 68°F). Equipped with soft bedding or a lightweight sleeping bag, this serves as a comfortable sleeping environment for babies. However, it can be tricky to determine the temperature in the room. For this purpose, you can use a thermostat to set the room temperature accordingly while your baby sleeps.
Remember that every baby is different, so it is important to check on your baby to ensure that they have a normal body temperature. Feel your baby’s chest or the back of their neck since their hands and feet will normally be cooler. If their body feels sweaty or hot, remove a few layers of clothes or bedding to make them more comfortable. For the first six months, it is best to keep your baby asleep in the same room as you so that you can adjust the room temperature quickly if and when required.
When it comes to the elderly, various factors can affect their sense of warmth apart from the room temperature. This could include anaemia, poor hydration, insufficient sleep, and vitamin deficiencies with B-12 or iron. Medications can also contribute to the elderly feeling chilly at times. Therefore, the perfect room temperature varies depending on the individual's health conditions. If you are looking for a near-perfect temperature for the elderly, it would be 26°C (78°F).
Even in its lowest form, the safest room temperature for the elderly differs from one person to another because of the aforementioned health reasons. The lowest safe temperature for the elderly is generally regarded to be around 18°C (64°F). The temperature of an elderly person’s bedroom should be kept the same as well.
Since movement generates heat and is avoided when a person is asleep, a thick blanket can also help them get comfortable sleeping at the ideal room temperature. A Wireless Temperature Sensor can be used to maintain the perfect temperature for the elderly.
Anything lower than 18°C (65°F) tends to affect an elderly person’s muscle strength and mobility, thereby increasing the risk of hypothermia. In addition, maintaining body heat is tougher for the elderly, thereby making them more vulnerable to contracting hypothermia. If a person’s body temperature goes below 35°C (95°F), it could cause health problems.
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The best room temperature for a bedroom should be between 16 to 19°C (66°F) to increase the possibility of a good night's sleep. Warmer temperatures within the bedroom can lead to discomfort and restlessness. If you are dehydrated or sweaty, it is naturally challenging to fall asleep. When the temperature of a bedroom is too warm, it can cause fatigue by interfering with the body’s thermoregulation abilities.
The room temperature of a bedroom affects the time spent in different sleep stages. The body temperature of a healthy person means a decrease in subjective sleep quality and restorative slow-wave sleep. If the difference between the surroundings and the body temperature is a lot, it can cause decreased sleep efficiency, causing you to wake up easily after falling asleep. Make use of smart home integration to keep the temperature of your bedroom comfortable and cosy.
The best average room temperature for pets varies according to their size, weight, breed, age, and coat type. The best temperature for pets during summer is 21-22°C (70-72°F).
Do not keep the thermostat at over 27°C (80°F). During winter, the best average room temperature for your pets is between 21 and 22°C (69 and 72°F). The bigger the pet, the cooler the temperature could be. Do not set the temperature below 16°C (61°F) during the colder seasons. Keep the bed soft and warm, and make sure the curtains are open, so your pets get an adequate amount of sunlight when it is cold outside.
Pets get habituated to the room temperature maintained. Warm indoor temperatures could bother overweight pets with heavy fur coats. On the other hand, small, short-haired, or hairless breeds feel colder during the winters. Raising or lowering the thermostat while you are not at home could affect your pet.
Even though keeping your home 10 degrees warmer or cooler during the day could lower your electricity bill, your pets could suffer in the process. Overheated pets could suffer from strokes and heat exhaustion. Likewise, extremely cold temperatures could make your pets feel lethargic, stressed, or uncomfortable.
The best normal room temperature for work is between 22 and 25°C (72 and 77°F). Research has often shown that one’s productivity decreases with the temperature rise. Therefore, when the temperature is over 32°C (90°F), anyone in an office environment will be less productive.
The same goes for low temperatures. This affects productivity because people feel cold and cannot concentrate on work. Studies have also shown that the different body chemistry among women must be considered before setting the room temperature at work. This is especially true in summer when the air conditioner is kept on pretty much all day long.
Consider having large windows in the workplace that let in a lot of sunlight to feel warmer and more comfortable. High ceilings can often lead to poor air distribution. Therefore, you must adjust the thermostat in a manner such that everyone feels comfortable, thereby not affecting their productivity negatively.
When you are not at home, the optimal room temperature depends on how long you will be away. During the day, when the children are at school and you are at work, the heating should rest. Therefore, the temperature should not drop below a couple of degrees. In case you are on a trip and turn off the heating, the temperature is bound to drop drastically. This could create a very damp environment around the house.
Therefore, while you are not at home, especially for a longer period, set the thermostat to a moderate temperature, such as 14°C (57°F).
Having the right-sized air conditioner plays a pivotal role in maintaining the standard room temperature during the summer and winter. Don’t set your thermostat below 21-22°C (70-72°F) during the summer. Try to keep the temperature during summer below 27°C (80°F) at all times. The humidity level within a home is very high, at 27°C. This is not only inefficient but also uncomfortable. In such a situation, your air conditioner will have to work to reach your ideal temperature again and regulate the humidity level.
During the winter, do not keep your thermostat below 17°C (62°F), or else your boiler will have to work too hard to reach the standard room temperature. Don’t keep your boiler higher than 24 or 26°C (75 or 78°F) because that is too hot for a house. This will not only damage the boiler but also waste a lot of energy.
Having more control over the house temperature is vital for numerous reasons. It is important to achieve a good night’s sleep, maintain and boost productivity, keep the children and pets safe, keep the elderly comfortable, and keep everyone’s bodies healthy and safe. Physical comfort is the main reason why one should have more control over the house temperature.
When the temperature is too cold, it can lead to minor issues such as common colds and bigger problems such as the increased risk of strokes or hypothermia. Several factors influence the room temperature, such as humidity, physical activity, and also clothing. These can all impact the thermal comfort of an individual, making them prefer different temperatures at different times. Air humidity is particularly impactful; the higher the humidity, the lower the room temperature needs to be, and vice versa.
Room temperature can be defined as the thermometer reading of a room. It is the temperature at which humans feel comfortable while wearing regular clothes. For most individuals, this pertains to the temperature that they set on the smart thermostat or the usual temperature of their home.
As per the Oxford English Dictionary says it should be about 20°C (68°F), and the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, room temperature should be between 20 and 22°C (68-72°F). According to Merriam-Webster, for laboratory experimentation and long-term human occupancy, it should be between 15 and 25°C (59-77°F).
Room temperatures are warmer during the summer and colder during the winter to suit the seasonal clothing. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a minimum temperature of 20°C (68°F) for children, infants, the elderly, and those who are ill.
Often used interchangeably, room temperature and ambient temperature do not denote the same thing at all. Ambient temperature pertains to the actual recorded temperature of the surroundings. It can differ from room temperature and might not even be an indoor temperature.
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A room temperature thermometer or a room thermometer measures the ambient temperature of an open or closed environment by an internal sensor or an external probe.
Owning and setting a room temperature thermometer has several benefits. Once the thermometer displays the ideal temperature to have in your room during different seasons, you can set your thermostat accordingly.
A room thermometer can reduce the physical discomfort one feels when the room temperature is not maintained properly. For example, if the air is too dry, your eyes could dry out, worsening your sinuses and irritating your skin by making it dry and dehydrated. A better temperature within the home can also make you more productive, thereby keeping you happier and letting you work more peacefully.
A room temperature thermometer helps determine what temperature is the safest for your kids and pets as well. Since their bodies are more delicate, a room thermometer helps tremendously in this regard. It is best to make use of smart AC control that can let you have complete control over the room temperature.
No, the smartphone app cannot be used as a temperature sensor. The app is a tool to monitor the room temperature and control the heating from anywhere (remotely). To be precise, the tado˚ app does not measure the room temperature. However, it connects to tado° hardware devices, such as tado° Wireless Smart Thermostat or Smart Radiator Thermostat, that can measure the room temperature and show it on the app.
You can operate a smart radiator thermostat with voice assistants like Apple Siri, Alexa Heating Control and Google Assistant to increase the comfort level and save energy using tado˚ Auto Assist. It can help you moderate the heating level according to the routine you follow at home. Such a device also enables you to breathe healthier air indoors, while also allowing you to detect and fix any heating system issues that might exist. The smart features prevent your home from being heated when no one is around, thereby saving energy and reducing the risk of overheating.
tado° is the european market leader for intelligent climate management. With its Smart Thermostats for your heating and air conditioning, tado° helps you save energy without sacrificing comfort. The perfect room temperature for each individual room in your home can easily be controlled via the tado° app - anytime, and from anywhere.