When you work and study indoors, you probably don’t think much about the temperature of the room. It may seem like there’s little connection between your computer screen or books and the indoor temperature. However, you may be surprised to learn that room temperature can actually make a difference in the quality of your work and studying.
We specialize in HVAC maintenance and repairs at Champion Home Services, so we know a thing or two about room temperature. When it comes to setting your brain up for success, we know the perfect temperature for your room or home.
Is It Better To Study In A Warm Or Cold Room?
The Environmental Protection Agency special award winners set out to answer that question. Does the temperature you set for your air conditioner or heating system impact student performance? They conducted several experiments that included testing students in different climate-controlled rooms.
Their study concluded that temperature does have an effect on student attention span. Students in both the colder and warmer rooms tested poorly compared to those in the control room which was maintained at around 70 degrees.
A similar study at Cornell University revealed that the optimum study temperature is between 70-78 degrees. This study also explains why climate might play such a significant role: Your mind becomes focused on maintaining its body temperature in a room that’s too cold or too hot – taking away from your concentration.
What Is The Best Temperature To Study?
On average, a room that is between 70-78 degrees Fahrenheit is best for successful studying and working. However, the exact temperature depends on your individual body. For example, if you tend to get cold easily, 70 degrees may feel too cold.
You may think that studying in a room that’s too cold is better for you since it keeps you awake. However, when you’re cold, your body has to focus on warming up and you may become distracted by the discomfort. When you study, you should make it your goal to get your body to a comfortable temperature so that you won’t be wasting energy and focus on cooling down or warming up.
Maintaining Your AC For Reliable Comfort
When you study or work at home, it’s important that your AC is working properly so you can stay comfortable all day long. An important step in AC maintenance is scheduling or performing an AC tune-up. A tune-up usually includes the following steps:
- Air filter replacement
- Cleaning of internal components
- Minor repairs
- Duct cleaning
- Cleaning of outdoor unit
Some steps of AC maintenance can be performed at home, but it’s still important to schedule a professional tune-up annually. Don’t wait until you’re studying in a hot house – protect your AC from damage by giving it the care it needs.
Schedule AC Maintenance For Better Studying!
If you’re in need of AC maintenance or repairs, Champion Home Services has your back. We’re committed to helping you stay comfortable in your own home. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!