Tricks to Reduce Your Heater's Temperature

However cold it is outside, your heater might make it unbearably hot inside. It's time to look for solutions for a more comfortable home.
Tricks to Reduce Your Heater's Temperature

Last update: 05 February, 2021

During the winter, you might find your house to be unbearably hot. Therefore, today, we’ll talk about some tricks to reduce your heater’s temperature and how you can feel more comfortable at home.

Your house must be a welcoming place. Furthermore, everyone wants their home to be at a comfortable temperature and, under no circumstances, feel too hot or cold.

For this reason, it’s important to be aware that the environment around you must be your resting spot. Only in this way will you achieve a state of well-being, a fundamental principle that must exist at any time of the year.

The problem with central heating

An old radiator which makes it difficult to reduce the temperature.

Central heating can be a problem. The temperature can go up really high, to such an extent that you’re forced to open the windows despite it being cold outside.

If you live in an apartment building, you often can’t regulate it directly, so you have a lack of control that can create conflict with your neighbors.

If management has set a certain temperature in the distribution system, it may not be the same on all floors. In fact, the hot water gets to the lower floors faster which means it’s hotter there.

Therefore, the opposite is true on the higher floors of a building. Either situation is annoying. So, you must be well prepared to deal with the circumstances.

There’s nothing better than coming through the door and feeling the warmth of home.

Four tricks to reduce your heater’s temperature 

If you find yourself having to alleviate the climatic conditions of your home, you should use the healthiest methods that don’t disturb your comfort. Let’s carefully look at 4 tricks that work perfectly well:

  • If the radiators are at a very high temperature and it’s more than 77ºF inside, you must open the doors and windows to ventilate. Environmental saturation isn’t pleasant and can even harm your breathing.
  • You can turn off the radiators in rooms you barely use, such as storage rooms or even the living room. This is a great way to reduce the heat in your home.
  • If it’s possible to manage the temperature you should set it at between 68 or 71ºF. These settings are considered the best for your health. By doing this, you’ll have a well-conditioned space.
  • You shouldn’t use electric heaters if you already have a heating system. No matter how cold it is outside, using these devices is redundant. This includes fireplaces or other heating items.

Freshening up your home

Some houseplants on display.

The heat from your heating system can be overwhelming. When it’s been running for several hours a day, there comes a time when it becomes too much. Obviously, it’s useful for everyday life, but you must know how to manage it so it doesn’t become a problem.

To freshen up rooms, it’s good to have house plants. With them, you can refresh and renew the air. If you accompany them with a natural air freshener, you’ll get a calm, placid, and pleasant environment.

So, should you use a fan? Well, it isn’t recommended because it’ll move the heat around more. It’s more important to open up spaces and not seal the rooms. Also, it’s a good idea not to hang clothes to dry in the rooms you’re going to be in to avoid humidity.

Reduce the temperature by turning off the lights

Lights create heat. That’s why you must turn them off whenever you’re not going to use them. Traditional bulbs reach a high temperature, therefore, we recommend using LED bulbs.

The best light is indeed natural light since it enhances the interior decor, but it also helps regulate the temperature inside. Therefore, avoid using heaters and take advantage of the sunlight to heat the house.


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