How to feel so comfortable at home
Save heating costs or feel cozy and warm? Finding the optimum room temperature is not only indispensable when it comes to feeling really comfortable at home, but also when it comes to heating in a way that is as easy on the wallet as possible – because every degree that is heated too much costs money. In our blog, we’ll tell you what temperatures you should target in your space and how you can reduce your heating needs without sacrificing coziness.
The guide values at a glance
Depending on how long you spend in various rooms during the day or how active you are there, the optimal room temperature also varies. In the living rooms, the temperature should not exceed 20°C; in the kitchen it should be as low as 18°C and in the bedroom only 17°C. In the children’s room or in rooms where the elderly or people with limited mobility predominate, the temperature should be raised to 22°C. In the children’s room or in rooms where mainly elderly people or people with limited mobility are present, the temperature should be raised to 22°C. It is important to note, however, that all of these values are only guidelines – it is important that you find your personal comfort temperature and adjust your heating requirements to it. Those who feel uncomfortable at the indicated temperatures should gradually increase the temperature by one degree at a time until they reach their personal ideal room temperature.
Reduce temperature in a targeted manner and save heating costs
In addition to finding your personal comfort temperature, lowering the room temperature at times, especially during absences and at night, is also crucial when it comes to saving heating costs. If you are not at home for several hours during the day, for example during longer shopping trips, you should lower the temperature by 2° to 3° C during this time. During longer absences, such as during working hours, or at night, the temperature can even be reduced by up to 5° C. If you are not going to be at home for several days, for example during a vacation, you can lower the temperature to as low as 12° C. Modern thermostat systems, such as those offered together with our Heat4All infrared heaters, enable automatic time switching of room temperatures. This way, you can quickly and easily set the temperature in your apartment or house to be automatically lowered during your regular absences or sleeping hours and raised back to your comfort level just before you return home or wake up.
Proper ventilation as a critical factor of well-being
Fresh air in your premises contributes significantly to your well-being: Humidity that accumulates due to the breathing of occupants, various appliances, cooking and other activities should escape, while fresh, oxygen-rich air should enter the rooms. However, especially during the cold season, many people are reluctant to ventilate sufficiently to prevent excessive heating losses. If you want to minimize unnecessary heat loss and still ventilate properly, you should avoid tilting windows for long periods of time and instead “shock ventilate” several times a day for a few minutes with the windows fully open.
Save more heating costs with infrared heaters
Temperature is not the same as temperature – if only the air is heated in a room, while the objects and walls remain cool, we feel far less warm and comfortable than in rooms where the walls and furniture are comfortably warm, but the air remains fresh. Infrared heaters create exactly this effect: unlike conventional convection heating systems, infrared heaters do not heat mainly the air, but specifically the objects and walls in the room, which in turn also radiate heat themselves. Due to this special mode of action of infrared heaters, the target temperature in your premises can be lowered by about 2° C with the same feeling of warmth compared to convection heaters. Heating losses due to regular ventilation are also minimized by infrared heating, since the perceived temperature in this type of heating does not depend primarily on the air temperature.
For more tips and tricks on cost-saving heating and how to turn your four walls into your very own oasis of well-being, visit our Heat4All blog.