As we know, sleep is one of the most important things for the body. After a long day at the office, you need to be able to relax, unwind, and rest in your sleep. It’s important for you to feel comfortable while sleeping so you don’t wake up badly or are still exhausted from the previous day. At Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating in Dallas, TX, we know a few tricks (including some for your HVAC system) to ensure the time spend with your eyes closed won’t go to waste.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, nearly 50 percent of Americans have poor or insufficient sleep. This affects their daily activities and reduces their quality of life. One of the most important things we can do for our health and happiness is getting enough sleep. Although there are a variety of devices and medications that can induce a deeper sleep, one of the easiest ways to awaken refreshed is to optimize your HVAC system. By taking a few simple actions like controlling the room temperature and air quality, you can help create a strong foundation for a good night’s sleep.
Think About Your Thermostat Settings at Night
To relax your body, your body temperature drops naturally. If you lower the thermostat a few degrees, your body will feel more relaxed when you start to drift into sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, you are advised to set your thermostat near 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep conditions. Maintaining a thermostat in this area is easy for the winter months, and you can even save money on heating bills. However, this can be more difficult (and more expensive) in the summer months. To stay cool during the summer, use your fan with a higher setting to ensure this temperature can still be reached without putting too much of a burden on your air conditioning system. You might even consider investing in a zone control system that allows you to set individual temperatures for various rooms in your home.
Pay Close Attention to Your Humidity
In high humidity, the air feels thick and dense, which makes breathing difficult. The inability to breathe effectively usually does not allow the body to enter the correct relaxation mode. Another disadvantage of air humidity is that it attracts disturbing insects and ultimately causes mold to form from thick and cloudy air. On the other hand, a dry space can cause the nose and throat to dry and crack. If you choose to use an air humidifier or dehumidifier, you can be sure that you will reach the perfect humidity level to avoid breathing difficulties, insect growth, and mold growth. The ideal humidity is between 40 and 50 percent and can be measured with a digital hygrometer.
Don’t Forget About Your Air Ducts
Your HVAC system circulates air in your home regularly, and can sometimes move particles or substances contained in your ducts into other places including your living room or bedroom. Make sure to work with a team of experienced professional HVAC technicians and cleaners to have your ducts cleaned regularly to keep your home air quality fresh. If you breathe clean air, you stay healthy, and if you have less irritation in the air, you can sleep comfortably.
Trust Ellis Air Conditioning and Heating in Dallas, Texas to Handle Your Maintenance
When it comes to your HVAC system and indoor air quality, it is never a good idea to tackle a cleaning project or repair concern on your own. Because of the complex systems, technology, and safety risks involved with working on an HVAC system, it is always best to have a trained professional technician handle any work that needs to be completed. With years of experience working with residents and businesses throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth, TX area on a wide variety of HVAC related concerns, we’re always ready to answer the call if you need help with your system. To find out more about our services, or to schedule a consultation of your own, don’t hesitate to contact us right away for more!