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Love Is in the Air: The Perfect Temperature for Valentine’s Day

January 10, 2018

Fun fact: according to science, colder temperatures make us crave romance movies.

So, if you’re looking to set the right mood this Valentine’s Day, consider lowering the temperature to 65°– 68° and putting on a romantic movie to cuddle with that special someone.

In this article, we’ll share:

  • Why chilly temperatures make us want to watch romance movies
  • The easy way to lower your home’s temperature

Let’s start with why love is in colder air temperatures...

Why cold temperatures make us crave romance movies

In a 2012 study, scientists monitored participants’ online movie rental habits in various temperatures and found that consumers chose romance movies over other genres when they felt cold.

The researchers concluded that colder temperatures trigger a need for psychological warmth, which is closely linked to romance. That’s because romance and warmth share similar physiological traits like:

  • Sweaty palms
  • Increased heart palpitations
  • Accelerating breathing

The study also found that this preference for romance movies in cold temperatures was independent of mood and gender.

Now that you know why cold temperatures make us want to watch romance movies, we’ll share a little tip about how to lower your home’s temperature...

The easy way to lower your home’s temperature

Sure, you can get up abruptly and adjust the thermostat to a lower temperature, but that breaks the flow of the evening and your date may be wondering why you’re lowering the temperature!

The smoother way?

Invest in a programmable—or even better, a smart—thermostat. With a programmable thermostat you can set your thermostat to a specific temperature at a specific time, which means you don’t have to break the flow of the evening and mess with it.

And with a smart thermostat, you can control the temperature from your phone. So after your nice Valentine’s dinner, you can lower your thermostat on your way home so by the time you get there, the mood is just right for a romance movie (you can thank us later).

In addition to convenience, programmable and smart thermostats can also save you money on your monthly energy bill.

Interested in a programmable/smart thermostat?

Just give us a call. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have or help you schedule an appointment with one of our trusted techs to install one in your home.


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