To stay healthy, but also to save energy, it would be good to know the best temperature to keep both at home and in the office. There is good advice on this that we present in this article.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in our homes, but also in offices and in any public place, the ideal temperature to keep would-be around 20 °. However, this is a completely generic indication since it is good to consider that, for example in the home, there are different environments that need to be more or less heated or cooled according to their characteristics and the current season.
It is evident that the kitchen itself will be warmer than the rest of the apartment, while in the bedroom, since you sleep covered under sheets and duvets, it is not necessary to keep temperatures high. It is therefore important, if you have the possibility, to evaluate the suitable temperature and set it differently according to the various rooms in the apartment.
Maintaining the right temperature is critical to our health as it avoids possible problems including headaches, respiratory disorders, skin irritations and more. There are also several environmental advantages and in terms of energy-saving and, therefore, economic: not exaggerating with heat or cold in the event or in the office means lowering consumption, not finding the unpleasant surprise of too high bills and also polluting less.
The ideal temperature in the living room
The living room is one of the domestic environments where we generally spend more time, where the average temperature should be around 20 degrees in winter and remain as constant as possible considering that the temperature changes are not at all healthy and that we often frequent it both in clothes daytime or in pyjamas. If there are newborns in the house, it can be heated to a temperature of about 22 ° but be careful of the humidity rate which must always be between 40% and 60%.
In summer, if it is very hot and you want to cool off, it would be good to activate the air conditioner making sure that the temperature difference between inside and outside does not exceed 6 °, this simple rule avoids repercussions to our body as well as allowing us not to weigh. too much on the environment and consumption.
The ideal temperature in the bedroom
The bedroom is the only room in the house where the temperature in winter can easily be kept lower than the 20 ° average recommended by experts. In fact, you rest better if you sleep at about 16 ° with a humidity rate included, also in this case, between 40% and 60%. This avoids the possibility of the throat drying up, circulatory problems, inflammation of the respiratory tract and more. As for humidity, in some cases, you can resort to the use of electric humidifiers to regulate it better, especially if there are children.
In the summer we should not be charmed by the air conditioner in the bedroom which risks dropping the temperature too much. The always valid advice is not to exaggerate with the temperature difference between inside and outside and, if possible, not to keep it on while you sleep (if anything you can cool the room a bit before going to bed). In addition, during the day it is good to keep the blinds or shutters closed and open the windows in the evening, so as to cool the room for the night.
Because it is important not to have rooms that are too hot in winter and too cold in summer
Our body does not like temperature changes, keeping the right temperature in the house therefore basically means having a pleasant perception within the spaces we live every day at the same time without exaggerating with heat or cold. It is unthinkable, neither in terms of health nor on an environmental level, to stay at home with short sleeves in the winter nor of course having to wear a shirt in the summer for the pleasure of cooling your apartment a little too much.
Not having rooms that are too hot during the winter or too cold in the summer is a fundamental rule to follow to avoid health problems. The sudden changes in temperature that you undergo if you overdo it with heaters or conditioners can create skin irritation, dry hair, lower immune defences, pressure problems and much more. Furthermore, by choosing not to overheat the houses or to cool them excessively, we will avoid wasting energy and thus do the environment as well as our wallet a favour.
And in the office? What temperature to keep?
Many of us spend most of the day in the office and it would therefore be good to ensure, even in the workplace, temperatures suitable for the season, avoiding too sudden changes. The law says that in offices, as well as in schools, the ideal temperature is 20 ° with a tolerance of 2 °. In reality, researches carried out all over the world have not arrived at a univocal answer on which is the best temperature to keep in the office which in fact oscillates, according to the various theories, between 15 ° and 25 °.
In the summer, the air conditioner is undoubtedly essential, especially where the temperature tends to be too high due to the sun hitting the windows, due to the presence of electronic devices such as PCs and printers that are always running but also for the simple lighting that helps to heal the environments. However, it should not be set to too low temperatures, as already mentioned, the difference between indoor and outdoor environments should not exceed 6 degrees.
In the case of workplaces, maintaining a suitable temperature is essential to ensure the right concentration and ensure that you can be more productive by not feeling too hot or too cold. However, it may not be easy to get all employees to agree as each of us has our own personal perception of temperature, as well as greater or lesser resistance to temperature changes.