Some of America’s most energy efficient homes utilize controlled thermostats. However, did you know that controlling your thermostat can do more for you than save money on utility bills?
By choosing to lower your thermostat by a few degrees at night you can actually get a better night’s sleep. Consider the following two ways you can mess around with your thermostat, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers to get a better night’s sleep tonight.
Keep your cool
Your body temperature naturally drops when you prepare to fall asleep. In fact, the warmer you are the more alert your body is. For this reason, it’s often better for your bedroom to be cooler at night in order to help you fall asleep faster.
This doesn’t mean you need to sleep like a penguin in order to get a good night’s sleep. The optimal sleep temperature is typically around 60 to 67 degrees, which is the equivalent of a chilly spring day.
Not only can maintaining a cool bedroom at night help you drift off to sleep a lot faster, but it can also help you save money. By reducing the amount of heat you use during the night you help save money on your utility costs.
By reducing the use of your heating system during the winter you can keep your HVAC system working longer.
Play with your room’s humidity
Sometimes your sleeping problems may be caused by your room’s humidity. Air quality that’s muggy and thick can make it difficult to breathe. On the other hand, air quality that’s dry can also dry out your nasal passages and throat.
Consider getting a humidifier or dehumidifier to help get the humidity in your bedroom to the optimal humidity level. You’ll want a humidity level between 40% to 50% for the best sleep.
For a better night’s sleep, it’s important for your HVAC system to be working properly. Duct leakage can make it too chilly in your room for proper sleep and clogged filters can leave you coughing and sneezing late into the night.
Comfort Master Heating offers the HVAC repair you need to keep your system working efficiently throughout the year. For more information on HVAC repair and maintenance, <a href=”tel:1-859-255-0728″>call Comfort Master Heating and Air today</a>