Australia has the most sophisticated and advanced home thermoregulation system in the world, according to a new study.
A team from the University of Queensland in Brisbane analysed the average Australian’s home therto-optical sensors, which measure air temperature and humidity.
The researchers found the sensor on the roof of a typical home had a temperature of over 98 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit) and a humidity of about 50%.
They also found that in most homes the thermostats were running in a mode that was highly inefficient.
“The average indoor temperature was measured to be 78 degrees Celsius, the humidity was about 50%, and the temperature was 97 degrees Celsius.”
There is no doubt that our climate is very different in Australia compared to other countries in the western hemisphere,” said lead author Dr Jennifer Aiken.
The research team used two different indoor temperature and humidor settings to find out which settings were more efficient.
They found that the indoor temperature setting had a significant advantage over the other two, with a lower average temperature and lower humidity.”
This finding confirms that indoor temperature is one of the most important temperature and moisture sensors, and it is not surprising that the most efficient settings were also found in the indoor humidity,” the team said.
In the warmer climates, like those in southern Australia, it’s the humidity that’s critical.”
Humidity has a direct impact on the thermal efficiency of a home’s system,” Dr Aiken said.”
While the humidity setting is a relatively simple sensor, its ability to measure indoor temperature can be used to determine the relative efficiency of different indoor systems.
“The team used a simple algorithm to identify the most accurate and efficient settings, which were based on the average temperature.
They also looked at the best indoor humidity setting, which is the most realistic indoor temperature, and found it was the most effective setting.”
It is important to note that indoor humidity has a large influence on the overall efficiency of the home’s indoor cooling system,” the researchers said.
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