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Room temperature guide for comfortable living

Have you ever walked into a room that felt stiflingly stuffy or freezing cold and instantly feel restless? Or perhaps you’ve experienced the bliss of stepping into a space where the temperature is just right and you feel a sense of relief. These scenarios demonstrate the power of room temperature and its ability to influence moods, energy levels, productivity and day-to-day comfort.

As we spend a significant portion of our time indoors, it’s essential to create an environment that encourages motivation, promotes well-being and has good air quality. While we often take it for granted, the temperature of our living spaces and workplace plays an important role in determining our overall happiness and productivity, especially if we’re spending hours in the same position.

Whether you’re a homeowner, school teacher, or business owner, this blog aims to provide you with insights and actionable advice to transform your living or working environment into a place you can enjoy being in.

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Temperature guidelines in the UK

In the United Kingdom, temperature guidelines for comfortable living can change depending on the season, the type of space, and personal preferences. However, certain recommendations can help create an ideal indoor environment.

  • Living Areas: For living rooms, dining rooms, and other everyday areas, a temperature range of around 18 to 21 degrees Celsius is considered comfortable. Have a read through our blog on air conditioning in UK homes for more information.
  • Bedrooms: A slightly cooler temperature is generally preferred for a good night’s sleep which can range from 16 to 19 degrees Celsius but should be adjusted to personal preference to ensure sleep isn’t disturbed or delayed.
  • Bathrooms: Bathrooms tend to be warmer due to the use of water but keeping the temperature between 20 to 22 degrees Celsius is recommended.
  • Offices: If you have a home office or shared workspace, maintaining a temperature similar to that of living areas is recommended. A range of 18 to 21 degrees Celsius is recommended to promote concentration and productivity.
  • Energy Efficiency: While maintaining a comfortable temperature it is also important to consider energy efficiency and environmental impact. In the UK, energy-saving measures are encouraged and many homes or offices will be fit with thermostats and renewable sources.

It is however important to remember that these are general guidelines, and personal preferences can play a significant role in selecting the ideal temperature. Room temperature can always be adjusted based on comfort levels, clothing, physical activity, and health conditions. For example, for gym air conditioning, you might want to set the temperature a bit lower than usual as activity will be high.

How to create a comfortable room temperature

Creating a comfortable room temperature involves a combination of actions and features that contribute to the overall thermal environment. These actions may depend on where you are and what you want the outcome to be. Here are some tips to help you achieve a comfortable room temperature.

  • Insulation: Ensure that your building or space is properly insulated to prevent heat loss during winter and gain heat during summer. Insulation also helps maintain a more stable temperature indoors and reduces the need for excessive heating or cooling.
  • Use Curtains or Blinds: These will block direct sunlight during hot days but will also retain warmth during colder periods.
  • Ventilation: Proper ventilation is key to maintaining a comfortable environment as it helps to prevent stuffiness and issues such as mould or dampness. Ensure adequate airflow by opening windows, installing energy-efficient glass or using fans to circulate air.
  • Thermostat Control: Use a modern thermostat to regulate the temperature throughout the day. Some of these can even be controlled by mobile and can be adjusted before or after you leave home/work.
  • Air conditioning: There are a range of different air conditioning systems out there which can fit and operate within a home, school, warehouse, office or commercial property. Finding the unit which meets your requirements and operates efficiently is key to obtaining a good room temperature, especially in the summer.

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