Your HVAC system can play a major role in your comfort at night. If you’re struggling to have a good night sleep, consider making some changes to your HVAC system! Here are some tips to make your Charlotte, North Carolina, home more comfortable at night and improve your sleep.
Balance Humidity Levels
Humidity can make a significant difference in your sleeping comfort. Too much humidity in your room can lead to sticky, warm air, which can reduce sleep quality as well as general indoor air quality. On the other hand, too little humidity dries out skin and can irritate sinuses.
Keeping humidity balanced in your bedroom can reduce these unpleasant side effects and make it easier to fall and stay asleep. Humidifiers are a great way to get more moisture into your air if you’re dealing with too dry of temperatures. Run your HVAC at night if you notice too much moisture: part of your HVAC’s functionality is humidity removal.
People sleep best in cool temperatures. Not only do we produce body heat which can warm up space, but beds tend to trap heat as well. By keeping your home temperature low, you can stay comfortable without waking up sweating or freezing cold.
If you don’t want to turn your temperature down that low, you can also use a fan to get extra circulation that keeps the air in your room fresh while also keeping it from getting stagnant. This provides a similar, though less effective, outcome.
Finally, removing allergens and other debris from your air can keep you breathing easily at night. Filters play a major role in improving your indoor air quality. Poor air quality can make it more difficult to fall asleep, especially if it triggers allergy symptoms. Change your HVAC filter regularly to prevent debris from getting into your air flow.
Making adjustments to your HVAC system can dramatically improve your sleep quality. If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality, Horne Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. can help. Give us a call at (704) 321-4173 to learn more.
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