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What home temperature is best for your health?

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The influence of temperature on our well-being is enormous. Efficient work, proper sleep, good mood – the thermal conditions of the rooms we use affect all of this. The temperature in the house determines how we feel. Moreover, the appropriate heat balance of houses and apartments supports the health of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and also determines the life energy of a person. Thermal comfort in homes that are neither overheated nor cooled to excessively low temperatures reduces our tendency to illness, particularly upper respiratory tract infections.

Health starts at home

In addition to good ventilation, plenty of daylight, appropriate humidity, and proper sleeping conditions, thermal balance is a key feature of a comfortable home.

Why is it so?

Because home is the closest environment to a person, a place to “recharge batteries”. In recent times, we often work at home – so our social and psychological functioning depends on the conditions inside. It is not only about thermal comfort, but also about the comfort of everyday life. In other words, when the temperature of a room is adapted to its function – appropriate in the living room, bathroom, bedroom, etc. – we feel better and use our home space more efficiently. What temperature we set in the rooms depends on our needs.

Unfavorable microclimate in buildings reduces not only the well-being of adults, but also the psychophysical condition of children, who become ill more often and learn less as well.

In addition to that, our lifestyle has changed in recent years – we spend less and less time outdoors, and more and more time in buildings, where we relax, lead our social and professional lives.

The difficult epidemiological situation in the world, which we have been dealing with for the last year and a half, additionally highlights the importance of arguments speaking about the change in people’s lifestyles in relation to the last century. The fact is that we spend much more time indoors than before. The temperature of our interiors must influence us to the same extent as the weather or weather conditions; it supports or disturbs our natural activity. Staying in our homes for long hours, for whole days, we should take care that their microclimate is the most beneficial for us.

What temperature in individual rooms?

You need to start with the fact that the temperature in the home interiors should be adjusted to the individual needs of the residents. However, certain rules apply to everyone.

The thermal comfort of the interior has its own rules and is closely related to the physiology of the human body. It is worth knowing balance. On the one hand, long-lasting low temperatures (believed to be below 18℃) cause the body to cool down, decrease efficiency and become more vulnerable to infections. On the other hand, room temperatures above 21℃ cause the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and conjunctiva to dry out, which also reduces resistance to infection and creates conditions for the development of allergies, asthma. Overheating also promotes concentration disorders, increased sweating (i.e., loss of electrolytes), and even cardiac problems.

What is the optimal temperature? In the living room/office, it is about 20℃. At these heating parameters, we generally feel best, are most focused, full of vigor and productive. Temperatures above 21℃ (up to 25℃) will work at most in the bathroom while taking a bath.

In general, the temperature in the kitchen should be lower than in the living room (the room we spend most time in), because we systematically reheat it while cooking meals. So it seems that 19℃ is the optimal temperature here.

Our satisfaction is also increased by the awareness that the building is environmentally neutral and energy efficient. We like to know that our house doesn’t pollute nature, we appreciate the fact that it’s economical, that it saves money in the household budget. These factors also increase the prestige and improve the social evaluation of households.

The right temperature = healthy sleep

Sleep is the body’s basic physiological need, without which a person is unable to function properly. Therefore, the temperature of the room in which we sleep is another important aspect of the subject.

Regenerating sleep is very important – it restores our energy, helps to avoid illnesses – but, its hygiene requires appropriate conditions.

What affects healthy sleep?

– room temperature

– a well ventilated bedroom

– proper darkness

– restful decorations

It is assumed that the ideal temperature for sleep is 17-19 ℃, which is lower than that for the activities we undertake during the day. The bedroom should be noticeably cooler than the living room.

It is worth remembering this, because by overheating the room in which we sleep, we force the body to activate the mechanism of thermoregulation. Blood circulation increases and the body becomes covered in sweat. Concentrating on constant cooling, our body does not rest as it should. We sleep shallowly, restlessly. In the morning, we wake up wet, weakened, with impaired reflexes and little will to act. But not only “greenhouse” conditions reduce the quality of sleep. Adverse effects appear also in the opposite situation. When it is too cold in the bedroom, we wake up cold, with a runny nose and sore throat.

Theory versus reality

Although the indicated temperature values for different rooms in the house seem universal and well averaged, the optimal temperature for working, bathing, sleeping for everyone may be different. The perception of heat is a very individual issue.

The perception of temperature can be affected by everything: age, gender, health, emotions, our mood on a given day. Therefore, in order to adjust the operation of the heating system to yourself, it is worth equipping your home with modern control systems.

Room temperature thermostat, wiring centres, actuators, intelligent radiator heads – these are the devices which provide the greatest control over heating parameters. They will keep an eye what temperature is in the house.

Recall, from among the housing conditions affecting health and well-being of humans, the most important are: air quality, temperature and humidity. We can positively influence all these factors by investing in modern technologies addressed to the building and installation industry.

SALUS Controls: decide what temperature will be in your home

SALUS Controls heating control systems allow you to easily change heating parameters depending on the time of day, activity of residents or purpose of a particular room. Thanks to them we can also limit heating in unused rooms or reduce the temperature in rooms when we are away from home for a long time, which translates into lower heating fuel consumption.

Temperature thermostats and other elements of control systems are very flexible. Individual room temperature control allows you to easily and quickly influence the climate of your home: it’s warmer where you need it and cooler where you need it. However, if our needs suddenly change, for example we want it to be warmer in the bedroom and not in the living room because we have a cold and are lying in bed – with a click in the mobile app we change the existing settings. The control algorithms will adjust the temperature to the new indications.

A series of products that is worth particular interest is SALUS Smart Home line, which allows not only to control heating, but also to create a smart home according to personal preferences.

What does SALUS Smart Home consist of?

A smart system includes devices that allow you to control and adjust the temperature individually in each room from anywhere in the world (via the Internet). They also allow you to control the operation of a boiler, central heating pump, DHW or other heating/cooling device. In addition to voltage or battery powered temperature thermostat, the series includes:

a. the UGE600 universal internet gateway (all devices connected to it can be controlled via a mobile app)

b. KL08RF wiring centre + KL04RF extension module for surface heating/cooling control

c. TRV wireless thermostatic heads

d. control modules

e. Smart plugs (allowing for control of devices up to 3600W)

f. sensors: opening windows/doors, flooding, smoke, motion

Configuration, pairing process and binding devices together in the web application is easy and intuitive. SALUS Smart Home is one of the easiest to use, most efficient systems available on the market.

Why heating control is a solution without which a house cannot be economical and modern?

Why heating control is a solution without which a house cannot be economical and modern?

Because only by intelligent control of the heating installation we gain:

– reduction of heating costs

– adjustment of the temperature to the function of the room and the current needs of the user

– convenient control of devices with easy-to-use controllers, web applications

– possibility of automatic management of boilers, pumps

– activation and management of the heating system also outside the house (via the Internet)

– lower emission of harmful components into the atmosphere

To sum up, intelligent heating control systems bring home owners only benefits. Temperature distribution adapted not only to lifestyle but also to body needs is beneficial for us in every aspect: health, psychological, social and professional.

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