What Is A Normal House Temperature?
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Is there an ideal room temperature? After all, what feels comfortable to one person might not be pleasant for another. What feels cozy during the night might not work in the morning, or during summer, or winter. The ideal room temperature may even vary from room to room.
So, instead of discussing the “ideal,” let’s focus on the “average” room temperature. By understanding what is considered a normal temperature for a house, you can learn what works best for you and your family.
In general, a normal temperature for a house ranges from 68 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The average is 72 degrees Fahrenheit—an excellent starting point for your home. Keep in mind that women have a lower metabolic rate, so they tend to produce less heat than men do. As a result, women may be more susceptible to feeling cold. So, aim to find a middle ground that ensures comfort for everyone in your family.
Also, remember that the recommended room temperature will vary according to the seasons. For instance, room temperature in winter should be set between 65 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. As the ambient temperature falls, lowering your home temperature is recommended for saving energy—and keeping those heating bills low.
According to the World Health Organization, 65 degrees Fahrenheit is considered a safe, well-balanced indoor temperature that helps protect the health of the general population during cold seasons. So, consider 65 degrees as your recommended minimum house temperature.
Both babies and the elderly are susceptible to temperature changes. So, what’s the recommended room temperature for them? Babies are more susceptible to overheating, so be sure to maintain a consistent temperature in their bedroom. Exact temperature ranges may vary, so always confirm with your doctor or pediatrician with any questions. Not sure where to start? Take a look at our first-time parent’s guide to security.
On the other hand, the recommended average room temperature for seniors is between 68 to 74 degrees. Both too hot or too cold temperatures may affect babies’ and seniors’ health. For instance, elevated temperatures have been considered as a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
With this in mind, consider installing an alarm system with temperature monitoring in your house. Options like the Arlo Home Security System with All-in-One Sensors are able to detect rising or decreasing temperatures. Whenever there’s a sudden change in temperature, an alarm will be triggered sending a notification to your smartphone.
According to the Sleep Foundation, your body’s temperature naturally decreases during sleep, making it easier to fall and stay asleep in a cooler room. The optimal room temperature for sleep typically ranges from 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit.
For maintaining your desired home temperature, consider investing in a smart thermostat, ensuring doors and windows are kept closed, and regularly monitoring temperature changes. By following these tips, you can save energy and enjoy a comfortable indoor temperature regardless of the time or season.
A smart thermostat allows you to adjust your HVAC system from your smartphone, set programmable schedules, and even automatically adapt the room temperature based on the hour, season, and ambient temperature. Some models can even detect when you’re not home, lowering the temperature to save energy. A smart thermostat will also save you from having to get out of bed during the night to adjust the room temperature.
Air drafts can significantly impact the efficiency of your heating or cooling system. We recommend keeping not only exterior doors and windows closed but also those between rooms. By doing so, you can retain heat indoors, saving energy and maintaining your desired room temperature. Additionally, consider investing in home insulation to further reduce heat leaks.
The Arlo Home Security System can help you in monitoring open doors and windows. Install its All-in-One Sensors in door frames and windows to keep track of them and receive notifications whenever they’re open, reminding you of closing them.
As mentioned, options like the All-in-One Sensors from the Arlo Home Security System can detect temperature changes, alerting you through real-time smartphone notifications. In the case of a sudden drop or rise in temperature, you’ll know in the moment and will be able to take immediate action.
The Arlo Home Security System’s All-in-One Sensors also detect water leaks, temperature changes, tilt variations, and more. Plus, it includes features such as listening for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms for complete home protection.
During cold weather, one additional concern for homeowners is the risk of frozen pipes. When temperatures drop, unprotected pipes are susceptible to freezing, which can lead to costly damages and inconvenience.
Here are two simple ways to prevent this from happening. First, maintain consistent heating around your house. You can lower the temperature when you’re out to save energy, but avoid dropping it too much so your pipes won’t freeze. Second, consider letting warm water drip into the pipes overnight. While you may want to save on your water bill, a frozen pipe could be considerably more expensive.
Still concerned about frozen pipes? You can use the Arlo Home Security System’s temperature detection to alert you before your pipes freeze in cold weather. Simply install the All-In-One sensors next to your pipes to get real-time notifications on your smartphone.
76 degrees Fahrenheit? 70 degrees? Which temperature to set? Hopefully, this article will help you discover the right home temperature for you and your family. With the Arlo Home Security System, security cameras, and video doorbells, you’ll not only find comfort, but also peace of mind. Discover the ideal temperature—and security—with Arlo.