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Four Ways To Adjust Your HVAC For A Good Night's Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is extremely important for health and well-being, but there are many disruptions that can cause that good night's sleep to falter. This includes problems with the way that your HVAC system is set up. To prevent this from being an issue in your own home, here are four ways to adjust your HVAC system:

  1. Keep it Cool: When you go to bed at night, your body naturally cools down; however, to help with the process and to get a better night's sleep, you will want to make it cooler in your home. The ideal temperature you should be sleeping in would be 67 degrees Fahrenheit. While this is easy to accomplish in the winter by setting your thermostat to this temperature or simply turning the heat off before going to bed, it's not so easy in the summer. Sure, you could set the thermostat that low, but it will cost you not only in energy costs, but also in future repairs since this will definitely overwork your AC. For this reason, it's important to rely on fans at this point and keep your AC set to the suggested temperature for energy efficiency, which is 78 degrees. 
  2. Install a Modulating AC System: While this isn't something you can do if you have recently installed an AC system, it's definitely something to consider if you need to replace your AC. The reason being that these help control humidity levels in the home much better. This is something to consider if the humidity levels in your home tend to be too high. High humidity is a problem, especially for your sleep since it makes it harder to breathe when the air is too thick in the room. 
  3. ​Regular Maintenance: You want to be sure that you are regularly maintaining your HVAC system. The reason being that if there are problems with a certain component, not only can it affect the ability to keep your home at the right temperature, but it can also affect the noise in the home. You may hear strange noises from the HVAC system that keep you up at night. Instead, a steady amount of air flow can be soothing, which can only be achieved with regular maintenance. 
  4. Change the Air Filters: Every 6 months, you want to change the air filters to ensure that no dust and debris is getting circulated in the air. Otherwise, you can have trouble breathing while sleeping, and it can cause allergies to become worse if allergies are something you suffer from. 

With these four ways to adjust the HVAC, you can be sure that you end up sleeping much better at night. Contact a company, like Dalton Heating & Air Conditioning, if you are still having issues with your HVAC system.