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The Healthiest Room Temperature

Man at home adjusting thermostat with device on the wallResiding in a Dunnellon rental home can have alluring benefits – you don’t have to be worried and shackled with repairs or maintenance, for instance. Even so, one thing that can be complicated is grasping the best possible room temperature for ideal health. In this blog post, we will break down the healthiest temperature in general and the most suitable one for each room in your house and why. These pointers can be of use to you and your loved ones to stay comfortable and healthy all year round!

Let Comfort Be Your Guide

For most people, the healthiest room temperature will be where they feel most comfortable. On the flip side, this temperature can change based on your health, the current season, and which rooms you spend the most time in. Generally, most people easily figure out that a healthy temperature range is between 68 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit. But certainly, the best possible room temperature may be higher or lower for many different people or even for various rooms in the house.

Like for example, the World Health Organization (WHO) has shared that a healthy, fully-dressed adult should be comfortable in a room at about 64 degrees Fahrenheit. On the other hand, they also say that the disabled, the elderly, or the very young are healthiest in room temperatures no colder than 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Aside from that, if you or someone residing in your home is more susceptible to allergies or respiratory problems, you should always keep your room temperature above 61 degrees Fahrenheit.

Optimal Temperature by Room

Based on which part of the house you spend the most time in, you may find yourself adjusting the temperature for health and comfort. For the best results, aim for the following temperatures in these specific rooms:

Living Room: The room should be between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit for better health. This is because your body can readily start to feel cold and uncomfortable at lower temperatures. At higher temperatures, you can become overheated and at risk of dehydration.

Bedroom: The bedroom is where you’ll spend the most time the whole night, so it’s principal to keep this room comfortable and healthy for sleeping. To work this out, set the temperature between 62-66 degrees Fahrenheit. This range will be advantageous to you and help your body regulate its temperature during sleep and hinder uncomfortable sweating or shivering.

Kitchen: The kitchen has to be kept a bit cooler than other rooms in the house arising from increased activity levels with cooking or baking. The most favorable temperature range for the kitchen is between 60-64 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only will this keep you comfortable when you’re in the room, but besides that, it can also help extend the shelf life of some food items!

Bathroom: To prevent mold and mildew growth, set the bathroom temperature lower than other rooms in your rental home. The most suitable range is in the low 70s. This range can help prevent fungi from actually developing and hindering any musty odors.

When all is said and done, it is up to you to figure out what temperature is most comfortable and healthy for you in your rental home. Monitor closely the signs your body may show you and fine-tune the room temperature accordingly. By applying the pointers in this post, you can nail down that you stay comfortable at home.


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