Temperature & School Work Performance: How to Create the Perfect Home Classroom Environment for Your Kids
Normally, summer vacation is winding down and children are gearing up to return to the classroom. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a cloud of uncertainty over this upcoming school year. Some schools are proceeding with in-person learning, whether normally or socially distant, while others are opting for virtual homeschooling due to safety concerns.
If your child’s school is utilizing virtual learning this year, you need to take proper steps to create the perfect classroom environment at home. One way to do this is through proper temperature regulation. Read below to learn the importance of temperature on school work and find out how to create the perfect indoor environment for your child!
School Performance and Temperature Regulation
Studies have shown that classroom temperature is correlated to school performance. When the temperature is too hot or cold, the student finds themselves focusing on the temperature and how to get comfortable. This disruption of thermal comfort means they are less likely to retain information being taught and presented in the classroom. Hotter classrooms especially make it more difficult for students to learn, which is why cooler environments are recommended.
Ductless Mini Splits
One way to create a cool and comfortable at-home classroom is by installing a ductless mini split HVAC system. They create the perfect environment through advanced temperature regulation and indoor climate control. In addition to adjusting the temperature, you can control airflow, humidity levels, and more through smart technologies to create the perfect indoor climate.
These highly efficient air conditioners feature one outdoor condenser or compressor connected to one or more indoor air conditioners. One indoor unit connected to one outdoor unit makes up a single-zone system, while multiple indoor units connected to the same outdoor unit is called a multi-zone system.
A single-zone system is designed for smaller indoor areas or rooms and can coexist with other HVAC systems, meaning that if your child is learning in one specific area of the house, a single-zone system is the perfect option. Air conditioners on multi-zone systems can be adjusted independently of each other, meaning you can adjust the settings on one unit without impacting the others. This allows you to create a slightly cooler environment in your indoor classroom area than other parts of the house on the system.Stay Comfortable With A Ductless Mini Split
Some air conditioners are loud and obnoxious, which can disrupt your child’s learning. Fortunately, mini splits are virtually silent! Mini split noise level is measured in decibels, and some can go as low as 10 dB, which is the sound of rustling leaves! Mini splits can also be programmed into operation cycles that can decrease noise automatically, which saves you the trouble of having to manually lower the noise level every time your child is attempting to focus and learn.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
In addition to precisely heating and cooling an indoor area, mini splits make any area healthier and safer. The prolonged time spent indoors can worsen your indoor air quality, and concentrations of certain pollutants can be higher indoors than out. Fortunately, mini splits can improve your home’s indoor air quality!
Inside of each indoor unit is a filter that removes any harmful airborne materials such as dust, dirt, debris, dander, and more. They also remove any airborne moisture to prevent the growth of mold and mildew. You can also install UV lights on your system to further improve air quality. This decreases the potential of allergies and respiratory irritation, especially among children with chronic illnesses such as asthma, while significantly increasing comfort levels.
Filters require simple regular maintenance to properly function, which usually involves removing them and wiping with a cloth or towel. This improved air quality creates a healthier indoor learning environment for your child.
Order a Mini Split from ComfortUp Today!
ComfortUp sells single and multi-zone mini split systems from the industry’s highest-quality brands such as GREE, Mitsubishi, Boreal, Rheem, Panasonic, LG, and more. If you are unsure of your home’s specific heating and cooling needs, call ComfortUp at 1-855-337-0001 or contact us online today! We have a team of trained product specialists standing by ready to assess your situation and find the perfect match.