The transition from spring weather to summer weather can feel extreme in some areas. It may seem difficult to find the ideal temperature during this transitional period. While it may seem wise to adjust your thermostat to a warmer temperature during the winter and a cooler temperature in the summer, this is not a good habit. In fact, sudden temperature changes can be harmful to your health.
The biggest reason why sudden temperature changes are harmful to the human body is the fact that these changes force the body to react. Sudden changes in temperature can dry out the skin and mucus membranes of the respiratory system. They can also cause muscle spasms, respiratory function issues, and eye irritation.
When the ambient temperature is too high or too low, these sensations are incredibly taxing on the human body and can lead to negative medical effects, stressing the body in unpredictable ways and even interfering with vital functions like the body’s immune system. These effects are amplified in older people.
Instead of trying to constantly adjust the temperature as the weather changes, it is better to set the optimal temperature and then leave it. This ensures a consistent interior temperature that will not interfere with the body’s systems. Leaving your home and returning to the same temperature on a regular basis helps your body establish an equilibrium. Constant adjustments to your thermostat force the body to adjust all the time, taxing the body’s systems and increasing discomfort.
It’s possible to experience a consistent temperature at home, making it much easier for your body to adjust. Controlled thermostats help establish a baseline for the body, and landlords should consider installing controlled thermostats out of concern for tenants’ health. Contact Chicago Controls Thermostats, Inc. today to learn how these devices can help you preserve the health of your tenants.