Comfortable temperatures have been shown to be associated with good quality of life amongst RLTC residents. Specifically, high temperatures in the resident’s bedroom was associated with lower quality of life (Garre-Olmo, López-Pousa et al. 2012 as cited in Fleming & Bennett 2017).
A large amount of data and studies have found that the spread of pathogens and viruses could be facilitated in cold and dry conditions. The indoor relative humidity between 50 and 60% is suggested to reduce the risk of spreading airborne-infectious diseases.