Fix Your Thermostat Settings for a Better Summer Sleep
The temperature in your New Orleans, Louisiana, home can be hard to regulate, especially in summer. If your home is too warm or cool at night, it can keep you from getting enough sleep and lower the quality of the sleep you do get. This could make you sleep past your alarm, feel sluggish during the day, and have trouble reaching your productivity goals at work.
Your body temperature drops slightly toward the end of the day and bedtime, so you’ll be more comfortable if your home is also slightly cooler. Instead of remembering to change the thermostat every time you go to bed and wake up, use one of these programmable thermostats for better summer sleep.
The AccuLink Platinum ZV Control
With American Standard’s AccuLink Platinum ZV Control programmable thermostat, you can set different temperatures for the times you normally go to sleep, wake up, leave your home, and come back. For better sleep, program the thermostat to lower the temperature in your home about half an hour before you go to bed and then raise it again about half an hour before you wake up. That way, you’ll be able to resist the urge to hit the snooze button on your alarm and stay under the covers.
You can choose different settings for each day of the week and vacations, so you can save energy by raising the temperature when you’re not at home. With many HVAC systems, you can also use zoning or room-by-room control to avoid cooling empty rooms. The AccuLink Platinum ZV Control’s customizable 7-inch, high-definition color touchscreen is easy to use in any light, its optional designs match your home’s decor, and it displays live local weather information. It can even remind you to change your HVAC system’s air filter so that poor indoor air quality won’t interrupt your sleep.
The Gold ZM Control
The Gold ZM Control programmable thermostat can regulate the humidity levels in your home through your air conditioner, humidifier, or dehumidifier. Lower humidity keeps you from feeling hot, stuffy, and sweaty when you’re trying to sleep at night in summer. Installation is quick and easy, and the Gold ZM Control will keep track of time correctly even in a power outage. This means it will always change the temperature in your home at the right time.
Like the AccuLink Platinum ZV Control, this American Standard thermostat offers seven-day programming, local weather, a large touchscreen, and automatic reminders when it’s time to change your air filter. It also lets you program your HVAC system’s fan to increase air circulation and filtration. You can set your fan speed to increase at night so that you stay cooler and sleep better.
The AccuLink Remote Thermostat
With the AccuLink Remote Thermostat, you can control the temperature in your home through your smartphone or computer. You also get a six-month subscription to Nexia Home. This service lets you control lights, appliances, and other electronics remotely. You can even open and close your curtains or blinds. If you wake up in the middle of the night, you can adjust the temperature in your home, turn a light on or off, or play relaxing music without even getting out of bed. You just need to keep your smartphone near you.
The Acculink Remote Thermostat’s energy-saving mode lowers heating and cooling costs when you’re away from home. You’ll also get text and email alerts when you need to change your air filter or perform other maintenance.
The Gold XV Control
American Standard’s Gold XV Control programmable thermostat comes with a built-in Nexia Bridge, the hub of the Nexia Home Intelligence system. You can use it to control over 200 devices in your home through your computer, tablet, or smartphone. The thermostat displays your indoor humidity so you can make sure your indoor air quality is good before you go to bed, and you can program up to six different heating and cooling schedules.
Bryans United Air Conditioning can help you with all your summer air conditioning needs. We also install, maintain, and repair thermostats, heaters, water heaters, and generators. Call us at 504-208-2071 for excellent service.
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