Few things are as important as consistently getting a good night’s sleep. Without a good night’s sleep, you’ll feel run-down, are more likely to get sick and will feel overwhelmed with life. Here are HVAC adjustments you can make in your Ontario, California, home to improve sleep quality:
Balance the Humidity Level
Generally, you won’t notice the humidity level in your home unless it’s out of balance. When it’s out of balance, it can adversely affect your sleep quality.
High humidity levels will make your home feel hot and muggy. High humidity prevents your sweat from evaporating and cooling you down, causing you to feel hot and sweaty. As a result, it affects your sleep. Conversely, low humidity levels cause other problems such as dry and itchy skin.
Keep your indoor humidity levels between 50 and 60 percent. A good air conditioner should solve the humidity problem. But if your humidity levels remain unbalanced, consider investing in a humidifier.
Regulate the Temperature
To sleep well, you need your sleeping space to feel cool. Ideally, you should set your thermostat to between 68 and 72 degrees. Make your life easier by investing in a programmable thermostat. Set it to lower the temperature automatically before you go to bed.
Alternatively, install home zoning. This is beneficial when family members have different sleep patterns. This way you can set the zones to everyone’s preference. As a result, everyone in your home will feel comfortable sleeping at different temperature preferences.
Improve Your Air Quality
Another factor impacting your sleep is your indoor air quality (IAQ.) Poor IAQ can cause allergic symptoms, which will make it harder to sleep well. One way to improve your IAQ is to schedule a duct cleaning. Over time, dander, pollen, pet hair and other pollutants settle in your HVAC ducts. Clear them out to sleep better.
At Specialize Heating and Air, we’re committed to providing an exceptional experience each time you use our HVAC services. Call us at 909-740-3855 to learn more about improving your comfort and sleep quality.
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