by shirley124 28 Aug 2018

I see ‘airyfairy’ saying how cold she is and others commenting that they are also cold this winter. I am wondering what temperature do you keep your sewing rooms at during winter? OK when I am in there sewing I have a heater on, but when I am not sewing my room gets down to 7c or 8c over night. Goes up to around 10c to 13c during the day. Does the cold weather affect our expensive computerised sewing machines? Interested to hear your comments. Hugs


by AuntAnnie 28 Aug 2018

My sewing/computer room is in the basement; it never goes above 70F in the summer and I have a space heater and heated throw to use in the winter when it often drops to below 60F. General household temperatures should not be detrimental to our machines but extreme outdoor conditions could be problematic.

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shirley124 by shirley124 28 Aug 2018

Thanks for your comment. Hugs

by rescuer Moderator 28 Aug 2018

Computers (in general) don't mind the cold. In fact it is better for them. Rooms for servers are always cooled to prevent overheating. One of the companies I have done work for, had a group of women that "needed" keys to the server room as they had hot flashes and needed the walk-in cooler.... Computers usually have trouble in the heat. Give them enough heat and their computer boards will have to be replaced as bits will melt and they won't work as designed.
The machine parts might have issues with the cold, but I doubt most of our homes could get cold enough to bother them.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 28 Aug 2018

Great info. In the summer I do keep my sewing room at 80 degrees Fahrenheit. It is upstairs and when the temp get to be in the 105 I thought it better to keep my babies cool.

zoefzoef by zoefzoef 28 Aug 2018

Full agree with the info from Rescuer
One tip more to add, if for ever reason you leave a computer or sewing machine in the car during the night and you bring it in the house, please do let it ‘climatise/ adjust to the temperature.

shirley124 by shirley124 28 Aug 2018

Interesting. Thanks. Hugs

by graceandham 28 Aug 2018

Just my opinion, but I think it mostly effects our non-computerized components, such as backs, shoulders, knees.

killiecrankie by killiecrankie 28 Aug 2018

You forgot the fingers

toogie by toogie 28 Aug 2018

yes, the fingers and the toes....

crafter2243 by crafter2243 28 Aug 2018

and hips. Ha, ha

lilylady by lilylady 28 Aug 2018

and neck

shirley124 by shirley124 28 Aug 2018

Ha Ha I know just what you all mean. Hugs