Calling a Truce in the Thermostat War
Have you ever lived with someone who’s ideal temperature is outrageously cold or crazily hot? If finding the right temperature to suit you both is near-impossible, it can make for some frosty relations in the home (pardon the pun).
But starting a thermostat war is no way to live.
When the thermostat is jerked high and low, personal temperatures might freeze some or blast others out. To call a truce on the daily thermostat war, there are a of couple things that can be done to keep both the hot and the cold-blooded comfortable in your home.
For the Cold-Blooded
Handling a roommate or significant other who is a lot more warm-blooded than you requires some creativity. To both happy at a single temperature will require some negotiation A cold-blooded person needs a warmer temperature, so there are lots of ways that a person who runs cold can warm up without making the whole house an oven.
To combat cold, layer on sweaters, sweatpants, slippers. Arizona might be hot outside, but in super air conditioned spaces it can get really chilly really fast. Layering up will warm your core and keep you arguing over cooler indoor temps.
Open the Blinds
On a sunny day, open the window blinds and curl up in the sunshine on the couch. This bright light will help heat you up even in a cool home.
Nothing warms the blood like jumping jacks or strength training, and any kind of exercise is practical and healthy way to deal with cold temperatures indoors.
Cuddle with a Loved One or Pet
Staying warm in a cool house because your significant other prefers a cooler temperature is the best excuse for cuddling a pet or a loved one.
Why not indulge in a hot tea or coffee? A warm drink will warm you up in no time at all!
Get frosty paws when you’re typing away in the office or cold feet when you’re trying to relax? There are all sorts of adorable and sleek hand and foot warmers that keep their heat going via USB plugs, making them perfect for an office warm up. Personal fave: The Yeti warmer set.
For the Hot-Blooded
Living with someone who is always cold makes it incredibly difficult to find that perfect cool temperature. One degree in the wrong direction can make you sweat, especially in the desert heat.
If you’re always hot, it seems like the only option for staying cool at home is to lower the thermostat until you’re comfy. But, a few things can be done to keep you cool while not freezing out your spouse or roommate.
Damp hair keeps you cool for longer. Whether you use cold water for getting your hair wet or hot water, wet hair gives the sensation of coolness.
Use a Fan
Although fans do not cool the temperature of the air, fans push the air around. The breeze created by a fan helps to make you feel cooler despite not having the temperature set low. Whether you’re into a standing fan, a desk fan, or a personal fan, you can stay cool without disturbing the whole house.
Indulge in Cold Treats
Whether a cold glass of water or an ice cream, cool treats keep you feeling chill. Here’s an inside tip: holding a cold drink to your wrists will cool you down quicker. With the veins of the wrist so near to the surface, the cold drink chills blood as it circulates through your body.