How do I determine the ideal room temperature?

How do I determine the ideal room temperature?

In an effort to save money, it may be tempting to use less heating or set it at a lower temperature. Although it might be a good idea to turn down the thermostat to save money on energy bills, it's also important to know the ideal temperature for delicate individuals, like newborn babies and the elderly. It can be challenging to balance the comfort of different family members when maintaining a central heating system.
Recommended room temperature

Heating your home between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius during the winter is recommended by the Energy Saving Trust.For healthy and well-dressed people, 18 degrees is the ideal temperature.

As a general rule, you should heat your home based on the age and health of your household members.The WHO recommends a temperature of 20 degrees for the old, young, and ill.

A guide to heating different types of rooms

Room temperatures typically hover around 20°C.Generally, this is a good temperature for an ambient room, but you may wish to heat it to a higher temperature if necessary.

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint and your heating costs, consider reducing the temperature.

If you regularly leave the house, thermostats and heating controls will allow you to schedule your home.

You should set the temperature in the living room and home office to around 20-22°C, since you are likely to spend a lot of time in these areas.

Kitchens, for instance, are typically highly active, so they can be kept at a lower temperature.

For a comfortable temperature after showering, bathrooms are generally heated to 20-22°C.

It is recommended to keep bedrooms between 16 and 19°C. A cold room helps maintain our internal temperature regulation during sleep since our body temperature decreases during sleep. Depending on their age, children’s bedrooms should be slightly warmer, around 16-20°C.

Areas where people spend less time, such as corridors, halls, and stairwells, can be cooler than normal living rooms.

When you are away from home, do you need to heat it?

If there’s a chance of freezing during a holiday, your heating should be left on. Otherwise, you might return home to a flooded house that will require expensive repairs.

If you have a Hive Thermostat, you don’t need to leave it on. In the event of a freezing temperature, the in-built Frost Protection activates to switch your boiler on. It’s also common for modern boilers to have a similar feature that protects them from extreme temperatures. Setting a thermostat at least 5°C will provide you with the same level of protection if you do not.


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