Comfort is derived from a range of factors, but temperature is one of the most important. According to Thought Co, the ideal temperature for both comfort and productivity is around 71.5 fahrenheit – what’s interesting, however, is that this can change based on a range of factors including gender, weight and age. Furthermore, humidity plays an important role, and is once again a relative factor – everyone is different. In the RV environment, comfort is everything – there’s nothing worse than not being able to enjoy your space while out on the road. Creating the perfect climate starts with a thermostat fit for purpose.
A smart thermostat is an efficient and economical way to monitor your RVs thermal environment. Smart thermostats use less energy and are capable of finely tuning the temperature they control, using machine learning to learn where your comfort zone is and then keeping things appropriate to that. As humidity and outside temperature rise and fall, they can adjust to make things a little more comfortable. What’s more, as an RV is often off-grid, you can have a greater control over how your smart thermostat works.
Humidity is the other half of the climate question. Extremely arid or wet environments can enhance and magnify the heat conditions of the environment. The gold standard in managing this is through a dehumidifier. Road insurance company Progressive provides guidance in their LifeLanes magazine; a 30-pint dehumidifier is ideal for a mid-sized RV, and will help you to manage the humidity levels within the RV with relative ease. Again, humidity is relative – your comfort level will be specific to you. For the most part, humans enjoy a 40-60 percent humidity level before it starts to become uncomfortable.
The temperature of your RV should be cooler at night and warmer in the day, if required – this is basic guidance for effective and restful sleeping. Similarly, humidity might change as you need it; a skin condition will often benefit from higher humidity levels, but someone diagnosed with asthma may prefer more dry air. As always, you should make adjustments as they come. A good quality thermostat can underpin all of this by providing minute changes at the flick of a wrist, and by having presets for different times of the year or where you’re traveling too. Moving into a higher humidity area, like Florida, from somewhere more arid? You can program that into the thermostat and dehumidifier to react to your geographical changes and keep your environment running smoothly.
With that environment and climate in place, you can enjoy full comfort in your RV. You want it to be your oasis, a place of calm and peaceful collection after a day on the road. Climate is a huge part of that, and will always make you pleased to return to your mobile home.
Author: Alicia Rennoll
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