How the Right HVAC Settings Can Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep


Tossing and turning all night can cost you precious hours of sleep and affect how you function the next day. If you’re having trouble sleeping, your heating and cooling settings may have something to do with it. In today’s post, Premier Comfort Heating and Air, LLC discusses the things you can do to get a better night’s sleep.

HVAC Settings

Lower the room temperature. Your body temperature naturally drops as you start to fall asleep, and a room that’s a few degrees cooler can help your body ease into “sleep mode” more quickly. The ideal room temperature for sleeping is between 60  and 67 degrees. In comparison, daytime room temperatures are most comfortable around 72 degrees. If you sleep and wake at around the same time every day, you can set your programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature accordingly. Most programmable thermostats can be set for a repeating 24-hour cycle, while others can have separate weekend settings.

If your home is cooled by mini-split air conditioners, your air conditioner repair technician may have recommended creating “zones” in your home. Since mini-split ACs provide cooling for individual rooms, you can create custom room temperatures for each room. This is ideal if you have people in your household who are more comfortable with slightly warmer rooms, as is often the case with the elderly.

Adjust humidity levels. Relative indoor humidity levels need to be just right to ensure comfort. A room that’s too humid will make the sheets feel damp, as well as allow mold and other allergens to spread throughout the room. A room that’s too dry will cause dry, itchy skin. Breathing dry air can also trigger asthma, sinusitis and nosebleeds. You can avoid such problems by setting relative indoor humidity levels to about 50%.

Use your fans. Turning on your room fans while the air conditioner is running may sound a bit excessive, but it really isn’t. In fact, the airflow that it creates can help prevent uncomfortable warm and cold spots in the room, as well as reduce the workload on your HVAC system. Some people also claim that the noise created by their fans helps put them to sleep.

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Premier Comfort AC is your leading provider of heating and air conditioning services in Brighton, CO, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call at (303) 916-6773. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.

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