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Sleep … And How Your HVAC System Affects It!

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Posted March 2, 2021
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Of course you know sleep is important. Maybe the most important thing ever! But did you know that your HVAC system can affect the quality of your sleep?


Noise is probably the first thing you think about, when it comes to how your HVAC system could wake you up in the middle of the night … But, we aren’t just talking about banging and rattling noises. If your HVAC system is making a banging noise, it probably means that the motor or another component is not secured tightly. (An even louder banging could mean that whatever was coming loose is now freely rattling around the system!) We are also talking about humming or buzzing noises. These can wake you up too, and even more importantly, they mean that you need to schedule a service call! A humming noise could be a symptom of a problem with the motor, since the motor operates with an electrical charge. Buzzing noises could mean that the fan that is supposed to distribute air around your home won’t turn.

Temperature and humidity

Obvious noises aren’t the only way your HVAC system could be keeping you up at night … you could also be getting too cold and waking up if your furnace has issues due to a clogged filter. That’s why it’s so important to always remember to change your filter regularly! A furnace may also not be able to keep the house at your chosen temperature because of other factors, such as: a broken thermostat, constantly running blower, malfunctioning pilot light… What matters most is that you give Air Specialist a call, so you aren’t waking up shivering in the night!

Also, did you ever think about how your HVAC system not being able to keep a consistent humidity could keep you up at night? If your home’s humidity is too low, which sometimes ends up being a problem in winter, you could get itchy skin, a dry throat, or respiratory issues that keep you up at night. On the other hand, in summer, your HVAC system may have trouble keeping humidity low enough, and that high humidity could cause mold and breathing issues. No matter what, inconsistent humidity is not good for your sleep. The human body craves a humidity level of about 50%, and if your HVAC system is unable to provide this, we think a supplementary humidifier is a great idea and can help you get to sleep.

Whether you’re suffering through nighttime noises, fluctuating temperatures, or unhealthy humidity … ALL of these can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep! And, like we said, there’s absolutely nothing more important than that. Here at Air Specialist, we are happy to help diagnose the issue, so you can get some much-needed shut-eye in your Houston home. Just contact us online or call [csad_phone]!


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