If you’ve been struggling to get a good night’s sleep and feel as though you’ve tried everything from nasal strips to white noise machines and nothing seems to help, you need to read this. Your HVAC system could be the culprit of why you can’t sleep at night. We aren’t talking about the sound of the fan running or the whoosh of the unit starting up. Rather, it’s the temperature control that has a lot to do with your quality of sleep, and below you’ll find the advice from our AC service on how to program your HVAC system to get optimal sleep.
- Cool it Down at Night- You might think an AC service would recommend you turn the AC temperature up at night because it’s cooler outside at night; however, The National Sleep Foundation recommends keeping your home at 60-67 degrees at night to get the best sleep. This is cooler than most people run their AC service during the day—an average of 72 degrees.
- Dehumidifiers- A humid home can cause night sweats and discomfort, but your AC service team can install a whole-home dehumidifier in your air ducts that will ensure your home stays cool and humidity levels are healthy. Dehumidifying also reduces your risk for mold growth in your home.
- Air Quality- If you suffer from asthma, allergies, or just find yourself having a more difficult time breathing when you lay down at night, the air quality might be poor. You should ensure your air filter is always clean by replacing it every one to three months depending on how often you run your air conditioning.
- Auto Fan- If the sound of the fan running bothers you, set your thermostat to the auto fan so that the fan only kicks on and blows when the temperature needs to lower. Some homeowners like to run the fan on continuous to benefit from the white noise and help air circulation although this could add to your electric bill.
If you haven’t had AC service in a while and are wondering if your HVAC unit could be affecting your sleep, contact a professional AC company in Charleston to check it out.
AirMax is available to make an appointment with you today! Call 843-595-8273