1. Make living conditions optimal
Wouldn’t you want to feel comfortable at home? Having the right room temperature is essential for your wellbeing and even health.
Home is the place where we spend most of our time daily. For that reason, the indoor environment and its effect on our health is very important.
According to the World Health Organization, the optimal room temperature is between 18°C (65°F) and 22°C (72°F) . The lower end temperatures are recommended for bedrooms and hallways. The upper end temperatures are suitable for living rooms and bathrooms. Kitchen temperature should be somewhere in the middle.
If you have infants, elderly or sick people living in your house, the ideal temperature is above 21C (70°F).
There’s a scientific evidence that any room temperature lower than 18°C (65°F) or higher than 24°C (75°F) is a health risk.
Even though there are universal guidelines, you shouldn’t forget your own preference. The temperature that you feel comfortable with is a good starting point.
2. Save money
Heating your house too much wastes energy and money. Having too high temperatures won’t do any good.
The yearly energy bills remind you to optimize the home temperatures. Every degree that you turn your thermostat down, will save you money.
Yet, don’t lower the thermostat too much to avoid another problems. For example, too cold houses can lead to dampness, mold and respiratory illness.
Finding balance between comfort and lower energy bills takes time but is rewarding. Measuring the temperature and finding a compromise is the way to go.
3. Sleep and rest well
Bedroom should be one of the coolest rooms in the house. Having temperatures below 20°C (68°F) will give you more relaxing sleep.
Several research conclude that temperature around 18°C (65°F) is quite optimal for the night. This is because your body’s core temperature is naturally low during deep sleep. By keeping the room temperature low, you are helping your body to do its job .
Too high bedroom temperature can lead to restlessness. This is because of an interference with the body’s natural temperature adjustments. Lower bedroom temperatures will help your body know that it’s time to sleep.
4. Take care of your pets
Reptiles such as snakes and lizards have unique heating demands. It’s not a wise idea to adjust the temperature of the whole house or even a room for their demands.
Instead, separate heat lamps or heaters will do a better job. To track the resulting temperature, you need a spot temperature monitoring hardware. Meazurem has you covered.
How about keeping dogs outside during the winter? There’s no universal guideline for this. Dogs are individuals with different coat type, size, weight, age and health. Check and learn the appropriate temperature levels for your dogs. Remember to monitor the temperature and your dogs while keeping them outside during cold weather.
5. Look after your home while you are away
Whether you are on a vacation or travelling, remote monitoring your home gives you peace of mind.
You know that there are no broken windows because the temperature hasn’t dropped, right?
Did you get an alert from Meazurem that the temperature dropped too low? It’s time to turn on the heat pump (if you have remote controlling capabilities in your pump).
During the winter, you could avoid frozen water pipes by monitoring the most problematic points.
It’s possible to check the temperature of your home with a cell phone even with old houses. It doesn’t need any fancy integrated solutions.
Bonus: It’s fun
I don’t know if its just me but I think it’s much fun. I enjoy monitoring all kinds of things. Like my running speed, fuel consumption of my car, outside temperature, fridge and wine cooler temperature and such.
I enjoy having digital gadgets and monitoring the home temperature with my phone.
If you are even little bit of like me, you will enjoy trying out Meazurem.
: Guidelines for Healthy housing, World Health Organization, http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/191555/EURO_EHS_31_eng.pdf
: The Best Room Temperature for Sleeping, Men’sHealth, https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19547551/best-sleeping-temperature/