Room temperature
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The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers is an international technical society for all individuals and organizations interested in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration...

 (ASHRAE) has listings for suggested temperatures and air flow rates in different types of buildings and different environmental circumstances. For example, a single office in a building has an occupancy ratio per square meter of 0.1. The room temperature recommended is 70 Degrees Fahrenheit or 21.1 Degrees Celsius.

A comfortable room temperature depends on individual needs and other factors.
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Comfort levels

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers is an international technical society for all individuals and organizations interested in heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration...

 (ASHRAE) has listings for suggested temperatures and air flow rates in different types of buildings and different environmental circumstances. For example, a single office in a building has an occupancy ratio per square meter of 0.1. The room temperature recommended is 70 Degrees Fahrenheit or 21.1 Degrees Celsius.

A comfortable room temperature depends on individual needs and other factors. According to the West Midlands Public Health Observatory (UK), 22 °C (71.6 °F) is the recommended living room temperature, and 18 °C (64.4 °F) is a good bedroom temperature.

Scientific use

For scientific work, room temperature is taken to be about 20 to 25 degrees Celsius
Celsius
Celsius is a scale and unit of measurement for temperature. It is named after the Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius , who developed a similar temperature scale two years before his death...

 with an average of 23°C (about 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit is the temperature scale proposed in 1724 by, and named after, the German physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit . Within this scale, the freezing of water into ice is defined at 32 degrees, while the boiling point of water is defined to be 212 degrees...

 (°F), 293 to 298 Kelvin
Kelvin
The kelvin is a unit of measurement for temperature. It is one of the seven base units in the International System of Units and is assigned the unit symbol K. The Kelvin scale is an absolute, thermodynamic temperature scale using as its null point absolute zero, the temperature at which all...

s (K), or 528 to 537 degrees Rankine
Rankine
Rankine is a thermodynamic temperature scale named after the Scottish engineer and physicist William John Macquorn Rankine, who proposed it in 1859....

 (°R)). For numerical convenience, either 20 °C or 300 K is often used, without being specified as "room temperature". However, room temperature is not a defined scientific term, unlike Standard Temperature and Pressure
Standard conditions for temperature and pressure
Standard condition for temperature and pressure are standard sets of conditions for experimental measurements established to allow comparisons to be made between different sets of data...

 (STP); admittedly, STP has several slightly different definitions.

Ambient versus room temperature

Room temperature implies a temperature inside a temperature-controlled building. Ambient temperature simply means "the temperature of the surroundings" and will be the same as room temperature indoors. In many languages, such as Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

, there is an expression for ambient temperature, but no distinct translation for room temperature..
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