Why Do We Argue About That Thermostat?
by Ben Wanner of Pro Service Mechanical
Furnace season is upon us and the thermostat is about to become a “hot” button. (excuse the bad pun). You often hear of people fighting over the thermostat setting in their home. It is common to hear of women wanting it warmer and men turning it down. Combine this with approximately 85% of both men and women thinking they have control over the thermostat (according to home advisor), and you have a recipe for an argument. There may be some scientific explanation for this according to some studies.
Some Reasons Women May Feel Colder Than Men May Include….
- Women have slower metabolic rates than men. (according to the Journal of Applied Physiology)
- Women have colder hands and feet than men by a few degrees (according to The Lancet).
- Women actually have higher body temperatures than men (according to a study by the University of Maryland School of Medicine). If your body is used to being warm, then cold will feel even colder.
Compounding the problem and making things potentially worse, you may have different levels in your home with different temperatures. It may be 66 F in one room and 72 F in another with no real way to control this.
OK guys, it sounds like she has a legitimate argument for being cold, and ladies, it sounds like you will have to comprise to keep him comfortable as well……………….. or is there another solution?
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