To save money or simply live in thermal comfort, temperature regulation is essential in a house. What are the ideal temperatures and what tools should I use to regulate? We tell you everything.
As soon as the cold arrives, first reflex: turn on the heating. In order to obtain thermal comfort and control energy bills (up to 10% less), regulation is the best solution. In other words, it's about regulating the temperature inside your home and optimizing your heating consumption in real time. Moreover, maintaining a minimum temperature is a legal obligation. According to Article R111-6 of the Construction and Housing Code, "The heating equipment of the dwelling makes it possible to maintain the temperature at the center of the rooms of the dwelling at 18°C." We also note that 1 degree less in your interior means 7% savings on your bills.
The Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) recommends an average of 19°C in living rooms (living room, dining room, kitchen), 16°C in bedrooms, 14 °C in unoccupied rooms such as the cellar, or even between 12 and 14°C in the event of absence for more than 24 hours. Indeed, each room does not require the same ambient temperature. However, the theoretical temperatures of ADEME are often below the comfort temperatures for which we actually opt.
The humidity level will also play a role in the interior comfort of your home and is measured using a hygrometer. It should be between 40% and 60% humidity. It varies according to the climate, the seasons or the heating which tends to dry out the air. If the recommended humidity percentage is not respected, the risks of allergies, asthma and other health problems can be high.
Various tools will make it possible to measure and control the temperature. We put aside the simple thermometer which lacks precision and above all will not help to regulate the ambient temperature.
There are now connected thermostats that allow you to control your heating remotely with your smartphone, for example. Some devices are triggered when approaching the house, by voice system. On some models of connected thermostats, you can even view your consumption. The advantage of these latest generation tools is that they can modulate preferences such as day/night programming or work/return to home schedules.