I Hold the Thermostat Control

With power, comes responsibility, and that means keeping everyone comfortable with the temperature control of the house. Responsibility as the holder of the thermostat control, anyway.  We have a ductless mini-split HVAC system in our home. The ductless HVAC was a great call on the part of the HVAC provider since our very old home has never had air conditioning, heat or air ducts.  Since the ductless mini-split HVAC doesn’t need ductwork, it made perfect sense to have that particular HVAC equipment installed.  It also gives us the opportunity to have separate thermostat controls for each ductless unit. Our teenage son has complete decisions over the temperature control of his bedroom.  The living room has plenty of activity, so the climate control is well-monitored there, but what about the nursery? I wonder what the proper temperature control should be in the winter for our newborn. I posed that very question to my pediatrician, and he explained that since babies fall in and out of sleep all day, it is vital to keep their room at a fairly constant cooler, climate control.  Studies have actually found that babies sleep better and wake up easier in cooler rooms, compared to a warmer climate control. A room temperature of between 65 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit is best for the health of all babies. Since the pediatric medical society encourages the parents of a newborn to allow the baby to sleep in their room for several months, you might want to have an extra blanket or two handy for when that air conditioner kicks on at night.

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