LiviosTo save money, many people turn the heating down a degree. But what is actually the ideal temperature at which you can keep yourself comfortably warm without costing yourself? Well, that answer is different depending on the space, as it turns out. Construction site Livios explains.
What is the perfect temperature in your home?
Generally speaking, 19°C is the ideal temperature in the house. However, the needs and the activities we carry out differ from room to room, which requires an adjusted temperature. This means you have very different heating requirements for the kitchen and bathroom, for example. We therefore go over the different rooms and their ideal comfort temperature below.
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In the living areas
It is best to keep the temperature at 19°C in the sitting area, kitchen and dining area. That doesn’t seem like much, especially for the chilly among us and especially on a winter evening, but this way you will be able to save on your energy bill.
If it is really too cold for you, turn the thermostat up another degree, up to 20°C. Above that you won’t save anything anymore. 19°C is also the ideal temperature for a desk.
In the circulation areas, the service areas and the bedroom
The entrance hall, corridor and toilet should not get warmer than 17°C. For a bedroom that is even only 16°C. You usually only use this space to sleep and at that moment you lie nice and warm under a thick down blanket. It may be chilly when you just crawl into bed, but you will quickly feel warm.
By the way, when it is too hot in the bedroom, it often affects your sleep quality. To prevent too much heat from being lost, you can keep the shutters or curtains closed.
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Please note: the temperature in the baby’s room should be slightly higher (between 18 and 20°C). Small children – up to approximately the age of 2 – cannot yet regulate their own body temperature properly.
In the bathroom
It may be warmer here. You don’t want to come out of the shower or bath shivering. When you are in the bathroom, 22°C is a minimum. The thermostat can then drop to about 17°C. Keep the temperature above 16°C to limit the risk of condensation.
Also read: Five cost-effective tips for a bathroom where it is always nice and warm.
What if no one is home?
When there are no people in the house, you do not have to heat your home in the same way. No one benefits from a pleasant temperature and you therefore use energy unnecessarily. If you are only away from home during the day, set the thermostat to 16°C for that period. If you are away for a longer period, set it to 12 to 14°C.
Please note: never turn off the heating completely in winter, so that the pipes cannot freeze.
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This article was written by our partner Livios.be.
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