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How Your HVAC Can Help You Sleep

March 31, 2018

The most important thing you do in your home is getting a good night’s sleep. There’s nothing worse than not being able to relax and get the entire eight hours of sleep that your body needs. Raleigh and Fayetteville have some pretty hefty temperature swings, so having an HVAC system that will help keep you comfortable, especially while you sleep, is key to having a great next morning. 

Your body is a fickle thing. If the temperature is a bit too warm, a bit too dry or too humid, or if there’s no air circulating in your bedroom, it can make a huge difference in the quality of your sleep. As an adult, you should be getting seven to eight hours a night of sleep. Without being comfortable, you can’t get that right amount!

Keep It Cool

Your body temperature drops as you relax and prepare to fall asleep. To help with the relaxation process, your bedroom should be colder than the rest of the house. The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) says that your bedroom should be between 60-67 degrees for the best sleep possible. 

During the winter, it’s easy to make that temperature happen. Snuggling with a pet or a member of the family is the easiest way to keep that comfy temperature. The summer is another story. 

Summers in Fayetteville and Raleigh are known for their hot and sticky nature. The temperature and moisture in your bedroom are too high, making it hard to breathe and get comfortable enough to get a sound sleep. Mold and other allergy triggers thrive in a moist environment. Not great for sleep either!

On the other hand, a room that is too dry with no humidity can leave your throat sore and scratchy. Your sinuses will also feel dry, and your lips may be cracked. 

Ideally, your room should have humidity around 40-50 percent. As part of your HVAC system, you can have a digital hygrometer to help measure the humidity. To get your room to that humidity sweet spot, humidifiers can raise the humidity to combat rooms that are too dry, while a dehumidifier can help with rooms that are too moist. 

Poor air quality, such as dry air, can have you tossing and turning from itchy eyes, congestion, and other allergy-like symptoms. These types of things will have you waking up on the wrong side of the bed. 

Sleeping Better With an HVAC System

You’ve got the right temperature for you, but someone else in your household is either too warm or too cold. You can add zone controls to your system to allow each member of your home to make their room as sleep-worthy as they see fit.

Your indoor air quality and room temperature’s first line of defense is your HVAC system. Each factor that contributes to a good night’s sleep can be controlled with a well-maintained HVAC system. In the North Carolina climate, if you haven’t had your HVAC serviced within the past year, you run the risk of it not working optimally. 

If your HVAC system needs a routine tune-up or some TLC, don’t try and do it yourself. Fixing your HVAC is never advisable. You don’t want your system in parts on the front lawn that you can’t get back together. Always call a professional! 

Who Are You Going to Call? 

Cape Fear Air Conditioning, Heating, and Electrical Company, Inc., services, maintains and installs all manner of HVAC systems. Cape Fear has two locations, one in Fayetteville and the other in Raleigh. We offer maintenance, repairs, and more services that meet your needs and budget.

We offer emergency service and repairs as well as same day service and repairs. There are payment options to fit your budget as well as HVAC solutions to meet your every need. No matter the size of your house, what your comfort needs are or how old your current system is, we’ve got a solution for you. Give us a call at our Fayetteville location at (910) 216-9394 or Raleigh at (919) 246-5801.

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