Where is the temperature set for the heater and what is the room
temperature she feels is too hot?
The heater is heating the water in the bag so if the room is too hot the
heat is coming from the bag itself. Frankly, I can't imagine that
happening. We keep our water bed in the low 80s in the winter; in the
summer, the heater doesn't even function as the ambient temperature is
sufficiently high already.
Insulating the heater will do no good; the opposite, I imagine, as it will
just be on longer to maintain the bag temperature. About her only solutions
are to turn up the AC or lower the heater (bag) temperature.
No, she needs to insulate to reduce the rate of heat loss from her body
to the water.
Then, the bed won't feel cold to sleep on when she turns the temperature
of the water down.
And, a lower water temperature will reduce the ambient air temperature
in that bedroom, which is the problem the OP is trying to solve.
Usually both. In the winter, you don't necessarily want to heat the
room from the waterbed so you keep a blanket and maybe heavy bedspread
on it. Most people keep the water in the 85 to 90 degree range to
On Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:23:22 AM UTC-4, Metspitzer wrote:
est of the house. I suggested that she take a blanket and put it under the
fitted sheet and try to turn the heater down a few degrees. She says that e
ven with the blanket, if she turns the heater down any the bed is too cold.
It's been a while since I had one but if my memory serves me I was able to
lower the thermostat a few degrees by placing a thick blanket on the bed be
fore putting the sheets on. Can't say I was ever very good about making it
up though and I don't remember it making the room warmer. But it was just
a bedroom and I didn't use it except at night. It might be worth trying a
1" thick piece of memroy foam under the sheets.
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