Reasons Why Lowering Your Thermostat Is A Good Idea

Lowering your thermostat can surely help reduce your electricity bill but there are other benefits than just that. By dropping the temperature just 2 to 5 degrees, top Vacaville Chiropractor Alex Tam of Absolute Family Chiropractic explains how it can help you lose weight and even provide a good night's sleep.

If you're not ready to drop the temperature 24/7, the best thing you can do for now is to only turn it down at night or when you're at work. According to some tests, lowering the temperature at home for at least 4 hours a day will make a difference.

So, here are some ways that lowering your thermostat can have an impact on your life.

Benefits To Lowering Your Thermostat in Vacaville CA

  1. It can prolong the life of plants (below 75 degrees) - You can extend the life of your plants if you drop the temperature below 75 degrees. The reason why this happens is because plants won't need much water when they're in a cooler temperature. This can come in handy especially when you'll be heading out of town. You will reduce the chances of coming home to lifeless leaves after your out of town travel.

  2. Lose weight (below 70 degrees) - Apart from diet and exercise, lowering the temperature can also count as a secret for weight loss. You can shed off a few pounds just by dropping your thermostat below 70 degrees. The room doesn't have to be shivering and uncomfortable, but just cool enough to make wearing a light sweater a perfect outfit.

    So, why does this happen? When the temperature drops, there will be an increase in your energy expenditure, so it burns more calories in the process. After several weeks, that increased energy can equal to an extra 3,500 calories burned, translating into a one-pound loss.


  3. Extends the life of your fridge (below 65 degrees) - Your refrigerator and freezer will ensure that your foods are kept safe and fresh. But if your home is cooler, then large appliances like your fridge don't have to work hard just to maintain the freshness of your foods. This will make your appliance have lesser maintenance problems and lengthens their lifespan.

    If you lower down your thermostat more, it will make things easier for your fridge so do this often when you're heading out of town for a few days. Just make sure not to drop it down below 55 degrees Fahrenheit, or else you'll be left with frozen pipes!


  4. Get a good night's sleep (below 65 degrees) - If you want to enjoy a good night's sleep, then you should lower the temperature of your home by about 5 degrees. This is perfect when you're going to sleep because it helps lower your "set point" (the temperature your brain needs before going to sleep). If your room is too hot, then falling asleep may prove to be a difficult task.


  5. Save cash on energy bills (1 degree at a time) - If your energy bill takes up most of your monthly salary, then you should try looking into your thermostat. By dropping your thermostat 1 degree each time, you will also lower your energy bill by 1 to 3 percent. To help save even more energy, drop the thermostat by 5 to 10 degrees while you sleep. Apart from having a good night's sleep, you will also lower your energy bill by 10 to 15 percent!

So, it's time to make a difference on your energy bill and your health by applying this to your thermostat. For some more health advice, you can get in contact with Dr. Alex Tam of Vacaville. He currently runs the top chiropractic and holistic center in the Solano county so he can surely give you some more advice.

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