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How Your HVAC System Can Impact Your Sleep Quality

Sleep is a crucial function for your body’s health and wellbeing. Sleep allows your body to rest and recharge. Creating an environment that allows for a good night’s sleep is essential. There are many tips and tricks to set up the ideal space. Some tips include a dark and quiet room. However, your HVAC system plays an important role for your comfort level during sleep.

Temperature

Temperature is extremely important when it comes to a good night’s sleep. A cool room is ideal with the temperature set somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees. Research says that many people agree 65 is the perfect temperature for sleep. A programmable thermostat can assist with this having your house the perfect temperature setting. You can do this by setting your thermostat program to be in the temperature range at your bedtime. If your house has a zone system you can set your bedroom zone for the same thing.

Humidity

Depending on the season humidity can play a major role in your prime sleep conditions. In Michigan summers can extremely hot and overly humid. Turning your AC on and down at night will help your sleep quality. Winter in Michigan is very dry. When you have your annual furnace maintenance done your technician will turn on your humidifier for the season. This helps to provide moisture in the air. If you do not have a humidifier on your system adding one during the heating season will help to improve your overall indoor air quality.

Noise

Noise is a very significant factor in falling and staying asleep. If your HVAC system is making abnormally loud noises it can be distracting to fall asleep and even wake you up in the middle of the night. Noises from your HVAC system can typically be normal. When you hear something that is out of the ordinary you should call us to check it out. Noises can also be reduced or avoided by having your annual maintenance visits completed.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is more important now more than ever. During the pandemic many homeowners and businesses have made improving indoor air quality a necessity. There are many options to purchase to improve your IAQ. Adding ancillary items to your system can help to reduce dust, pollen, dirt, germs, and more! Changing your furnace filter is a step that you can take to help improve the air in your home. We generally like to use this rule of thumb: how much the width of your furnace filter is, is how often you should replace it. So, if you have a 1-inch filter change it at least once a month, more if you have pets in the home.

Sleep is needed to stay healthy and happy. Following steps to improve your sleep can improve your quality of life. Expert Heating & Cooling is a leading HVAC company located in Taylor, Michigan. We are dedicated to improving the HVAC systems of both homes and commercial building in Southeast Michigan. To schedule your annual heating maintenance, you can call us at 734-676-4488 or inquire on our website. Don’t forget to inquire about the new and improved indoor air quality products we offer.