3 HVAC Tricks to Get Better Rest During the Hot Months

August 19, 2016
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Getting to sleep in the middle of summer can prove difficult, especially if you’re hot-natured. However, you need adequate sleep to function properly during the day and to keep healthy. So how do you get better rest during the hot months? Follow these three HVAC tricks to enjoy better sleep in your Longview, Texas, home.

Use Your Thermostat Wisely

As the sun goes down at the end of the day, you can increase the settings on your thermostat. You are also likely to be less active as you start winding down. Every degree that you can increase the temperature will result in savings.

A programmable thermostat will help you to automate this function. Consider reducing the thermostat’s settings at least one hour before bedtime. Increasing the settings won’t work for everyone or all the time. Some rooms take a longer time cool. A lot of factors will affect temperatures in your home. You will need to find what works for you based on your unique circumstances.

Improve Airflow

Poor airflow can make your bedroom feel warmer than it is. For instance, if furniture or decor blocks the air conditioning vents in the room, you won’t experience the benefits of conditioned air. Additionally, if you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, you might experience less productivity from your air conditioner.

Try Simple Tricks

You can employ simple methods to help to ensure a cooler night for a more comfortable rest. A few strategies like the ones below can make a difference in reducing or curbing the effects of heat gain:

  • Keeping your shades and curtains closed during the day will help to reduce heat gain
  • You lightweight bedding and ditch the comforters
  • Use your ceiling fan
  • Sleep in appropriate clothing

Your goal is to increase comfort without increasing energy consumption. If your bedroom receives a lot of sunlight or is just difficult to cool in general, zoning or a ductless system is an effective option.

The team at JD’s A/C can provide value tips and services to help you sleep more soundly. Call us today at (903) 759-7483 to schedule an appointment.

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