If you’re having trouble sleeping in your New Orleans, Louisiana, home, you may be surprised to learn your HVAC system could be to blame. Noise levels, humidity levels, and temperature all contribute to how well you sleep. Fortunately, there are easy fixes to these issues.
It’s no secret that New Orleans is hot and sticky in the summer, but you might not realize that the humidity affects your sleep. When your home is humid, it’s difficult for your body to remove moisture, which makes you feel uncomfortable and hot. Your home should have a dehumidifier to control the humidity. Just make sure you don’t remove too much moisture, otherwise the air could dry out your nasal passages, potentially make you sick, and disrupt your sleep.
If your HVAC system is older, it might turn on and off more often or just be loud from age. It’s difficult to sleep when a noisy system turns off and on throughout the night. If your system is aging, talk to your HVAC contractor to see if it’s time to upgrade your system. You may also want to consider switching to a more quiet unit like a ductless system; that way, it won’t wake you up in the middle of the night or make it harder to fall asleep.
Managing the Temperature
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, it’s time to get one. If you already have a programmable thermostat that you don’t use, it’s time to learn how to use it. Program your thermostat to adjust at night with the changing temperature. You will save money and keep your home at a comfortable temperature, helping you get a better night’s rest.
Don’t let your HVAC system keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. If you are having issues with a noisy system or feel ready to upgrade your thermostat, we are the people to call. Contact Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071 to schedule an appointment today.
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