We love to pamper our pets; feeding them gourmet treats, buying them new toys, taking them for a spa day at the groomers, but are they comfortable with the temperature in our homes? Read how to maximize your home energy efficiency while providing your pets with their ideal indoor temperature.
Consider Multiple Factors There is not one perfect setting for all pets; you must consider the type of pet you have, it's individual needs, and the current season. Here are some of the factors you need to think about:
Coat Type Pets with thick, long coats overheat faster and are more tolerant to the cold. Pets with thin, short coats can't retain body heat as well and prefer warmer temperatures. Size Smaller pets lose body heat faster due to their higher surface-area-to- volume ratio; getting colder faster than larger dogs. Weight Overweight pets are more insulated and retain heat more than the average leaner pet; keep in mind the risks for obese pets and try to keep them as healthy as possible. Age and Health Young and elderly pets require warmer temperatures as well as pets with infections or joint conditions.
Seasons This winter, plan to set your thermostat between 69 and 72 degrees while you're home. Large animals prefer the lower spectrum while smaller pets are the opposite. Always provide your pet with a soft and warm bed and keep the curtains open during the day to let in natural warmth.
A good indoor summer temperature is between 75-78 degrees
Keep your pet's health into consideration while setting your thermostat. To schedule maintenance or for more questions call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at email@example.com