Sleep deprivation can have serious health consequences. It increases your risk of developing diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension and stroke. If you’ve been finding it difficult to seep, one thing that can help is adjusting your HVAC settings. The more comfortable your space, the easier it will be to relax and fall asleep.
Here we share how your HVAC system can help you sleep better at night.
Your room’s temperature plays a significant role in how quickly you can fall asleep. Turning down your thermostat by a couple of degrees can help you get to sleep faster. This is because your body temperature naturally falls as you drop off to sleep. To ensure your room is cool enough, set your thermostat between 60 and 67 degrees F.
Excessive humidity can result in discomfort and poor indoor air quality. After all, it’s difficult to sleep when you’re feeling hot and sticky. High humidity also encourages mold growth, which is harmful to your health. Mold releases spores that can trigger allergy and asthma attacks.
You don’t want your indoor space to be too low in humidity either, since this can cause dryness and itching of the skin. Balance is key when it comes to humidity, and installing a whole-home humidifier can help you achieve it. The ideal humidity setting is between 50 and 60%.
Some problems in your HVAC system can generate noise that will prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Call a professional immediately if you notice banging, thumping or grinding sounds coming from your equipment. They can determine what’s causing the noise and fix it right away. Keep in mind that your HVAC unit is more likely to produce loud noises if it’s old.
At Mechanical Technologies, we’re always here to assist with your residential and commercial HVAC needs. We specialize in heating and air conditioning installations, repairs and maintenance. Give us a call at (915) 544-1550 or fill out our contact form to request a service.