Aug 23, 2019
Finding Your Home's Perfect Temperature
How often do you simply tolerate being uncomfortable in your home environment? Maybe there's a room in your home that's constantly hot. Or maybe your home always feels muggy, no matter the season. When you're at home, the air around you shouldn't just be tolerable—it should be perfect.
When you rethink your air and take control over your comfort, you can live a happier, healthier life. Whether you're working or working out, slumbering or staying in, the ideal temperature matters. Keep reading to learn more about why it's important to achieve the perfect air.
The Best Temperature for Sleeping
If you've been tossing and turning at night, the temperature could be to blame. According to The National Sleep Foundation, the ideal bedroom temperature should range from 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. When your bedroom temperature falls in this ideal range, you help your body temperature decrease to initiate sleep. You also achieve a better quality of sleep, giving your body and mind time to recharge.
The Best Temperature for Staying Cool (and Saving Money) in the Summer
If you want to avoid soaring energy bills in the summer, you don't have to endure a sweltering indoor temperature. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends the best temperature when you're at home is 78 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it's a good idea to set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible to keep your cooling bill as low as possible.
If you flip on your ceiling fan, you can raise your thermostat by four degrees and still feel comfortable. Just be sure to schedule regular maintenance with your Lennox® dealer to ensure your AC is running efficiently.
The Best Temperatures for Working or Studying at Home
When it comes to working or studying at home, you don't just need a dedicated space—you also need perfect air to achieve the best results from your efforts. A ThoughtCo.com article explains that the perfect temperature for productivity is between 70 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit. If your home's temperature is too warm or too cool, productivity dips. You’ll spend more energy sweating (or shivering) than focused on your work.
The Best Temperatures to Avoid Asthma Symptoms
If you or a loved one suffer from asthma, it is crucial to find the perfect temperature for your home. According to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, you should keep your thermostat set to about 71 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature doesn't trigger asthma symptoms.
The Best Temperature to Exercise Indoors
Whether you're getting in some cardio or lifting weights, the ideal temperature for working out indoors is anywhere from 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. According to Livestrong.com, 70 degrees is the sweet spot for your sweat sessions. Depending on your personal preference and how much you sweat during exercise, you might prefer it warmer or cooler by a degree or two. However, if you keep the temperature in the ideal range, you'll get the most from your workout.
Ready to rethink your air? Contact your Lennox® dealer today to learn more about our innovative solutions that help you achieve perfect comfort at home.