The weather is almost always warm and sunny in Alice, Texas. As a result, your indoor temperature and humidity levels may be too high to sleep comfortably at night. Help your family get the best sleep possible by implementing a few easy HVAC adjustments in your home.
Set Cooler Temperatures
According to Sleep.org, the ideal indoor temperature for rejuvenating sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees. Your body naturally wants to cool its core temperature as it prepares for sleep. Therefore, it’s helpful to lower the temperature in your home before getting ready for bed. You’ll likely feel more rested in the morning after sleeping in a cooler environment.
Maintain Healthy Humidity Levels
High humidity levels are often bearable during the day. But if humidity levels are high at night, it may be difficult for your body to relax and achieve revitalizing sleep. According to CDC.gov, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends indoor humidity levels to not exceed 65 percent.
Your air conditioning system helps to remove humidity from the air as circulates. If you still find that your home feels too stuffy and humid, consider investing in a whole-home dehumidifier. Aim for an ideal balance between 40 and 60 percent.
Use a Ceiling or Box Fan
While your air conditioning system can keep your home at an appropriate temperature and humidity level, you may need more ventilation to sleep comfortably. If you have a ceiling fan, turn it on to enjoy soothing air circulation. If you don’t have a ceiling fan, consider buying a box fan. Your body will appreciate the extra airflow in your home. During the hot season, make sure your ceiling fans rotate counterclockwise.
Keep your home at a healthy temperature and humidity level to help your whole family sleep more comfortably throughout the night. Call Bodine-Scott today at 888-481-8511 to schedule preventative maintenance on your air conditioning system. As a result, it’ll work to provide you with cool and comfortable air that’ll help you get better sleep.
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