Home comfort is a concept that goes far beyond just air temperature. It is a set of conditions that help to create an ideal environment in which to live, rest and also work. These conditions include temperature, humidity, air quality, lighting and other factors. In this article, we will explore each of these elements in detail.
A question of health
People often associate the concept of comfort with luxury, or at least with something not strictly essential. On the contrary, comfort has a considerable impact on health, as suggested by this study, which even goes so far as to define sick building syndrome as a set of direct health repercussions of unhealthy buildings. For this reason, home comfort must be considered as a real need for improved lifestyle. But what are the factors that need to be considered? Let’s look at them, starting with the obvious ones and ending with a few surprises.
Temperature and Humidity
Temperature and humidity are two of the most important factors when it comes to home comfort. An ideal temperature inside the house may vary according to individual preferences but is generally around 20-22 degrees. The ideal relative humidity should be maintained between 40% and 60% to ensure a comfortable and healthy environment.
Indoor air quality is another crucial factor for home comfort. Clean, fresh air can help improve general well-being and prevent health problems. It is important to ensure good ventilation, preferably using air purification systems to remove any pollutants. To meet this need, controlled mechanical ventilation systems, which effectively combine air quality management with temperature and humidity control, have been particularly successful in recent years.
Lighting plays a key role in creating a comfortable environment. Good lighting can improve mood, increase productivity and help create a welcoming atmosphere. It is important to make maximum use of natural light during the day and to use adequate lighting at night.
Other factors for home comfort
In addition to the elements mentioned above, there are other factors that can affect home comfort. For example, noise can have a significant impact on comfort and well-being. Therefore, it is important to ensure adequate sound insulation. In addition, the furnishing and layout of spaces can affect the perception of comfort.
Intelligent comfort according to Fantini Cosmi
The subject of home comfort has always been dear to Fantini Cosmi’s heart, precisely because it is, in the final analysis, an indispensable element for people to enjoy their homes to the fullest. Comfort, however, nowadays has to be reconciled with the multiple requirements of housing, from consumption to ecology via compatibility with the increasingly variable schedules of those living there. To emphasise this link between comfort and intelligent management, we coined the term Intellicomfort for our wireless multi-zone system (discover the features of Intellicomfort+ HERE).
Home comfort as the sum of several factors
In conclusion, home comfort is a complex concept involving several components, some well-known and others less intuitive. Creating a comfortable home environment requires special attention to each of these elements and, above all, appropriate technological solutions. A comfortable home, as we have seen, is not only a place in which to be comfortable but also a real support in protecting the health of the people living in it.