The Thermostat War At Home

Nov 17, 2019

We've known for some time that, on average, women are most comfortable at room temperatures that are slightly higher than what men prefer.

Now, for the first time, researchers have looked into how differing preferences play out, that is, how men and women view the decision-making process around setting the thermostat. Interestingly, women in the study tended to see the interactions as conflicts, while men said that there was agreement or compromise. 

Nicole Sintov is the lead author of the study and assistant professor of behavior, decision making and sustainability at The Ohio State University.