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What is the Ideal Indoor Temperature? How to Set the Air and Control the Indoor Temperature

Written by Jimmy Rustling

What is the ideal temperature for you? It’s all relative because what may be ideal for you might be freezing or too warm for somebody else. But while the indoor temperature is debatable, you still need to set it – so which temperature is best and will work for everyone in your household? Similarly, if you have a business, you want to be sure that the temperature is ideal – not just for you and your staff but also for your customers. If you’re going to set the perfect indoor temperature and work at the utmost comfort, here’s how to set the air and control the indoor temperature with everyone’s comfort in mind.

Understand what it means to be energy efficient

To make sure you optimize the air conditioning or heating, try not to rely on the seasons. What we mean by this is that many people tend to turn up or turn down their HVAC system based on the temperature outside. But think about energy efficiency – how to be more efficient with your energy use, that is. For example, if you want to save on your heating bills and be more efficient, you can set the thermostat in the evening, right before you sleep. A change in degrees – from 7 to 10 degrees, for instance – can help you save as much as 10% on your heating bill. In short, it’s better to keep the home cool during the day and adjust the thermostat at night.

Make comfort a priority

While it’s true that we all want to decrease our energy bills, it can’t be done at the expense of the people in your home. You would also need to consider everyone’s comfort – so if you turn down the thermostat by 10 degrees to save on your bill and leave everyone unbearably cold, you don’t have the best and most ideal temperature. You have just found the ideal temperature that maximizes the efficiency of your furnace.

It’s time to think about your – and everyone else’s – health

Here’s one fact that we are all aware of: the quality of the air indoors can affect the health of any one of your household, and no one understands this more than, which has been specializing in HVAC systems for years. Indoor pollutants can, for instance, aggravate respiratory conditions like asthma – but debris and allergens aren’t the only culprits. In addition, the indoor temperature affects the body, especially those with pulmonary or cardiovascular conditions. For instance, we may think that a high temperature indoors (particularly during the winter or fall) may be perfect, but it’s not always the best. Of course, the opposite is true – insanely cold indoor temperatures aren’t suitable, either.

If in doubt, ask the experts

After all is said and done and you still cannot decide on the ideal temperature for your home, it may be time to ask the experts. An HVAC technician can advise and recommend the ideal temperature – not just for your comfort but for your utility bill, energy efficiency, and the quality of the indoor air. You may not know it, but the insulation of your home and the air ducts can also affect the indoor air – so your best bet is someone who can explain how it all works and how to set it right.

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Jimmy Rustling

Born at an early age, Jimmy Rustling has found solace and comfort knowing that his humble actions have made this multiverse a better place for every man, woman and child ever known to exist. Dr. Jimmy Rustling has won many awards for excellence in writing including fourteen Peabody awards and a handful of Pulitzer Prizes. When Jimmies are not being Rustled the kind Dr. enjoys being an amazing husband to his beautiful, soulmate; Anastasia, a Russian mail order bride of almost 2 months. Dr. Rustling also spends 12-15 hours each day teaching their adopted 8-year-old Syrian refugee daughter how to read and write.