Fighting over the temperature control

It’s the age-old argument that’s caused strife in numerous relationships – your home’s temperature.

No matter what, my wife and I cannot seem to bridge the gender gap when it comes to how hot or cold our home is.

Why are women always reaching for extra layers while men complain about how warm the house is? Apparently, it’s not just a gender thing. Genetic differences between men and women cause them to get cold differently. Women have more evenly-distributed fat layer, which allows them to pull more blood back to their core organs. This means women’s core temperature is higher than men’s. Womens’ bodies store more heat than mens’. When all of the blood is pulled back, that leaves a little warmth for ladies’ extremities. Our extremities determine when the people I was with and I are cold or hot. So when a woman’s hands and feet experience a drop in temperature, they get cold immediately. The body’s metabolism is responsible for producing heat, so because men have a naturally higher metabolic rate than women, their bodies are able to produce heat at a higher rate. This explains why men don’t get cold as quickly as ladies do. But, that also means that guys have a lower tolerance for warmer temperatures than ladies do. Not everything is determined by gender when it comes to feeling hot or cold. Other factors include your body’s amount of fat, how active you are, and whether you smoke or not. To prevent fights without sacrificing anyone’s comfort, consider adding a smart temperature control or a zone system so everybody is happy.

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