Congratulations! You’re the proud parents of a brand new baby.
Of course, you’re nervous about a variety of things. You want to keep everything perfect so your child can thrive.
Doctors will warn you not to put blankets or pillows inside the crib while your baby sleeps. That changes everything when it comes to adjusting your HVAC equipment. What’s the perfect temperature for a new baby? How cold or warm should you keep their room?
It’s important to keep the temperature at a comfortable temperature range. And like you, a baby will be comfortable somewhere in the 68 to 72 degree range.
When temperatures peak, run the air conditioner just enough to bring the temperatures down towards 72. During the winter, run the furnace enough to keep it a mild 68 during the evening. This provides comfort as well as safety all year long.
How can you ensure that happens 24/7? If you haven’t before, now is the time to invest in a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to control how warm or cool your house is at the touch of a button, from wherever you have internet access.
A smart thermostat works really well if you’ve installed zone heating and cooling. This allows you to heat and cool your home by zones, keeping different sections of your home at different temperatures, based on your needs. This can be a big money saver without having to sacrifice comfort.
You can also circulate the air with a ceiling fan installed in each room. This works summer and winter to help keep you comfortable. Have a light breeze flow down during the summer. Reverse it, and have it pull heat up and send it back down towards the living space in the winter.
Knowing these few tips can keep you and your new baby comfortable all year long.
If you have any questions about your HVAC equipment, adding zoned heating to your home, or ensuring your heating and cooling system is working properly before you bring your new baby home, give us a call today.