How Your HVAC System Can Affect Your Sleep
Your comfort should be 24/7. Even when you’re not supposed to notice your HVAC, it should always be able to maintain the perfect indoor environment. Otherwise, an inefficient, loud, or damaged system will get in the way of living your home life hassle-free. If there’s a problem with your HVAC system during the day, the issues will only exacerbate any problems you have while sleeping.
Your HVAC should be a part of your home’s health plan, especially when it comes to your nighttime ritual. Sleep is essential, but how can you manage a peaceful night of sleep if your heating and cooling system isn’t in tip-top shape?
Here’s how your sleep can get interrupted by an out-of-order air conditioner.
Indoor Air Quality
Some homeowners need their rooms nice and cool when they’re going to bed. Others like it warm and toasty. Regardless of how you prefer to sleep, your AC should be maintaining your indoor air quality either through dehumidification or through the air filters while the fan is on.
If your air filters are clogged, or the evaporator coil in your unit is failing, your indoor air quality will suffer. Poor indoor air quality leads to an increase in allergy and other health-related problems we experience regularly. Symptoms caused by excess dust and bacteria, such as sneezing, a sore throat, and a headache, will almost definitely keep you from getting your full eight hours.
Your system plays a crucial role in your indoor air quality, but for even better protection, consider the following enhancements for your home:
- Duct cleaning from the experts at Willard
- Additional air purification appliances
- Changing your air filters regularly
Noisy AC or Furnace
Noise machines with sounds of waterfalls are one thing, but your cooling appliance shouldn’t be keeping you up at night. Not only is a lack of sleep frustrating to deal with, but the clanging and banging from an old or malfunctioning air conditioner will only add to your stress. As we all know, more stress means less sleep.
A professional HVAC technician can thoroughly check your system and determine the exact cause of the noise, such as a loose belt or other components. If any parts are out of place, you’ll need to call your Willard expert immediately.
Poor Temperature Control
This might be the most common problem that keeps homeowners from sleeping. Night sweats are not something we ever want you to deal with, but a faulty thermostat can lead to overheating quickly. Conversely, uneven cooling can happen as a result of a poorly maintained air conditioner.
If you’re struggling to stay asleep while your thermostat is reading frigid temperatures, call Willard to examine the internal connections. A programmable thermostat can also help set your ideal temperature for sleep automatically.
Any temperature-related issue can be resolved in several ways, but a professional will need to diagnose the problem first. Whether you need a new air filter or a complete HVAC upgrade, we’ll help you find the right solution for your home and budget.
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