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Having lived on planet Earth for the past 60+ years I have recently discovered that I have a fairly narrow (I think) temperature comfort zone range. I determined this by adjusting our home heating and cooling system so that I’m not constantly taking off or putting on outerwear garments.
Just as a point of reference I work in a home office and my clothing choices don’t change much throughout the year. From M-F I where a short sleeve polo shirt, blue jeans and normal socks and underwear. On the weekends it’s basically the same except I wear a cotton t-shirt (sometimes with a long sleeve over-shirt if I am working outside) instead of a polo shirt.
Regardless of where I happen to be in the house, and there are no hot or cold spots except for the downstairs walk-out basement which is always a few degrees colder than the upstairs living area, I like the temperature to be somewhere between 68 degrees on the low side and 72 degrees on the high side. If it’s below 68 degrees I need to wear some outer garment and if it’s over 72 degrees I’m warmer than I would like to be.
So that’s my comfort zone range… a whole 4 degrees F. When I was younger I don’t think I was quite as sensitive to temperature, but my parents would typically set the thermostat to 72 degrees and leave it there year round. BTW, if I was forced to live in a world that was either colder than 68 degrees or warmer than 72 degrees I would choose colder in a heartbeat. I hate feeling warm and clammy.
So what is you comfort zone range and has it changed over the years? And how tolerant are you to temps outside of your comfort zone? I assume that most people have wider comfort zone ranges than I do, but I have never actually asked someone that question before. Let’s stick to Fahrenheit for this as my Centigrade to Fahrenheit skills are quite lacking.