Keeping an ideal home temperature is of great importance not only for health but also for overall comfort. You would not believe how many household members can squabble over heating. What are the differences in temperature perception and why should it be warmer in the bathroom than in the bedroom? Find out how to ensure maximum convenience while saving money with a correct approach.
What does our perception of temperature affect?
For many of us, it is true that nowhere is as good as is in a warm home. However, the perception of heat is quite subjective. It depends on our current mood, health condition, stress, and on various lifestyle habits. Moreover the temperature perception is influenced by gender, because women tend to be more sensible to temperature changes and they also prefer a higher temperature.
If you have cold hands and feet, you will certainly not feel comfortable, and it will also apply in case of excessive sweating due to overheated areas. Both low and high temperatures significantly disturb the well-being, but can also have a negative impact on our health. Long-term stay in overheated but also in underheated areas reduces the body’s natural resistance to diseases, increases fatigue, worsens focus, and it jeopardizes emotional stability.
In which rooms can the radiators be turned to a higher mode?
The generally recommended temperature range in living rooms is 18-22 ° C. You can keep the radiators in the bedroom on lower power and cover yourself better. Lower temperature contributes to a more refreshing sleep. On the contrary, leave the temperature in the living room at 21-22 ° C and add one degree more in the bathroom. The bathroom is usually smaller than the other rooms, it is easier heated and you will enjoy showering and other activities more. Beware, however, of excessive moisture, which may lead to formation of moulds.
Generally, the room where we want to feel comfortable should be sufficiently vented and especially not overheated. In relation to ventilation, let´s mention that in the winter period, recommended ventilation means opening the windows for a short time, in summer using micro ventilation or by opening window vents.
Not only your health but also your wallet will thank you for a well-planned and moderate heating. Reducing temperature by 1 °C decreases heating costs by approx. 6%. Thinking about heating is therefore definitely worth it…