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HVAC Settings for a Good Night’s Sleep

by VitalStorm Content on May 23, 2018

HVAC settings

Getting the rest you need at night is what helps you to be more productive and feel happier throughout the day. But if the temperature in your bedroom is uncomfortable, it can leave you tossing and turning. Luckily, there are some ideal HVAC settings that can help you get the good night’s sleep you need.

Our Blue Flame licensed HVAC technicians know the ideal adjustments you can make to your HVAC settings each night to help you sleep more comfortably. Here are a few of our suggestions.

1. Cool down.

Have you ever noticed how relaxing it feels as your face first lands on the cool side of a pillow? Your body naturally lowers its temperature to help ease your mind into sleep, and cooler air facilitates this process. The ideal temperature setting for slumber is 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. During winter, simply turn off your heater or switch it to a lower setting to achieve the comfort you need. During summer, use a combo of the AC and a ceiling fan to keep things cool.

2. Adjust humidity levels.

If the air in your bedroom starts to feel muggy, it will be harder for you to breathe easily and relax. Even if the temperature is low, you may find yourself huffing, puffing, and sweating and losing sleep as a result. On the other hand, air that is too dry can hurt your throat and aggravate your allergies. Invest in a humidifier and a dehumidifier for each occasion or install a whole-home humidity control system with settings adjustable on your thermostat. Adjust the moisture levels to about 40-50%, and you will be comfortable enough to get some shut eye.

3. Fans are your friends.

Ceiling fans or box fans are a great tool for achieving optimal comfort for several reasons. First of all, as mentioned above, they can help cool the air on hot summer nights instead of cranking up the AC and using lots of energy (and money) in the process. Second of all, fans circulate the air and keep it from getting too stale. This improves your indoor air quality over all. And last but not least, fans often produce a mild level of white noise that can be extra soothing as you count your sheep.

If you are experiencing problems falling asleep at night, give these HVAC settings a try before you pop some sleeping pills. To help ensure that your temperature and humidity settings are ideal every night without even having to think about it, consider installing a programmable or smart thermostat.

If you need to install a whole-home humidifier or a programmable thermostat for your home, Blue Flame can help. Our NATE certified technicians have the expertise to handle any home comfort request.

At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.