During the Winter Season, keeping your home warm and comfortable, without breaking your budget, will be top of mind. Regardless of the weather outside, your home should be a place where you feel comfortable and free to do the things you love without feeling cold. Daikin’s range of air split system air conditioning, multi split system air conditioning units and ducted system air conditioning units allows you to have a perfectly comfortable home – keeping warm and cosy in winter and cool in summer.
The perfect temperature setting
The recommended guideline for indoor comfort is between 20-24 degrees C, with 21 being the ideal setting. However, getting the temperature in your home just right will depend on a variety of factors; personal preference, climate and your desired energy usage. In winter, the higher your setting, the more energy you will need to use to reach and maintain it. If you have infants, elderly or ill people at home, you may want to have your setting on the higher end of the recommended range for optimum comfort and well-being, whereas busy and active families might be more than comfortable with it at the lower end of the spectrum; especially if you are moving around, wearing warm clothes and making additional efforts to keep warm.
As well as your personal preferences, there are some other factors you might want to consider in selecting the ideal temperature setting in your home;
How energy efficient do you want to be?
This is very much dependent on you, your home, it’s inhabitants and how air tight your home is.
With a Daikin split-system air conditioning unit, you are already one step ahead when it comes to heating your home in the most energy efficient way. Compared to other electrical and gas heaters, a split-system unit is by far the most cost-saving and efficient way to heat your home.
Modern reverse cycle air conditioning systems are becoming more efficient over time, particularly in terms of energy consumption and cost, making them a very good investment in comfort, health and well-being.What temperature setting suits your at-home lifestyle?
Choosing the temperature setting is one thing, but also selecting when you have your heating on is important. Do you want to walk around wearing shorts and a t-shit with bare feet or are you comfortable wearing warmer clothes and socks or slippers with the aim of being slightly cooler and saving on energy consumption?
You might like to set it to turn on an hour before everyone gets up and off when everyone goes to bed, or you might have a preference to have it on all the time. Are your family night-owls who like to stay up late or are you all ready to hit the sack early with the last one in bed before 9pm? The temperature setting and the length of time you have your heating on is all very depended on you considering all these factors, weighing them up and then selecting just the right balance for your lifestyle and comfort.
Tips for keeping warm, in addition to heating
There are plenty of additional ways you can keep warm in winter.
Encourage everyone to dress sensibly at home. Wearing layers will ensure body heat is maintained and you stay naturally warm. Choose thermal, fleece or woollen clothes and pyjamas. Thick socks and footwear are also helpful to keep warm.
Warm bedding and electric blankets to heat beds up before getting in is also a great way to stay comfortable and warm at night. Extra throws and blankets on the couch are also great for keeping toasty warm in addition to the warm air generated from your reverse cycle air conditioner.
Making your home as air tight and draught free as possible is also helpful in ensuring you are as efficient as possible in heating your home. Block any areas in your home that are draughty, including around window frames and under doors.
Keep your blinds and curtains open in the day to let light and warmth in, and draw them before it gets dark to avoid losing heat.
If you haven’t already, it might be effective to install or replace your underfloor and roof insulation to ensure warm air doesn’t escape but instead stays circulating within the home; keeping your heating efficient.
Did you know?
A reverse cycle air conditioner is also known as ‘heat pump’. It simply draws in heat from the outside air, even on mid-winter nights, and transfers it inside using a refrigerant to warm (or cool) the air before distributing it around the room. Heat pumps are an efficient way to keep your home warm throughout winter. Explore Daikin’s award-winning, affordable range of air conditioning solutions to keep the indoor temperature in your home perfect.