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4 ways your HVAC system can affect your sleep

Did you know that your sleep can be affected by your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system? HVAC solutions can improve the air quality in your home and can reduce tossing and turning at night. Here are four ways that your HVAC system can affect your sleep.

1. HVAC systems keep temperatures stable

Research shows that cooler conditions help people sleep better. Anywhere between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius is optimal for your bedroom overnight, as anything above or below this range can disrupt your sleep. Temperature fluctuations can be caused by leaking ductwork, a faulty thermostat, or something as simple as not maintaining your HVAC system.

Installing a smart thermostat, keeping your ducts clean, and having your HVAC system maintained will help to maintain a constant and comfortable temperature throughout your home.

2. HVAC systems regulate humidity levels

Levels of humidity that are too high or too low can adversely affect your sleep. If levels are too high, you can feel sweaty and sticky throughout the night, and your room will attract mildew and mold. If humidity levels are too low, you may wake up with a sore throat, a dry or bleeding nose, and/or itchy skin.

If you find that you are battling uncomfortable humidity levels, consider installing a humidifier for your home.

3. HVAC systems improve air quality

Aside from preventing proper rest, poor air quality increases allergy and asthma symptoms. Dirty ducts recirculate dirt, dust, pollen, and pet dander throughout your home, which can lead to increased sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and trouble breathing.

To keep the air in your home clean, it’s a good idea to have professional maintenance done regularly on your HVAC system, ensure your ducts are clean, and habitually change the air filter in your furnace. You may also consider installing an air purification system or electric air cleaner (EAC) to maximize the quality of air in your home.

4. HVAC systems can make noises

An HVAC system that has not been properly maintained can be quite noisy and keep you awake at night. Old fan belts, struggling motors and loose parts can make sounds that will echo throughout your home and into your bedroom.

Not only are these sounds annoying, but they are also a worrying indication that your HVAC system requires an inspection or a repair. Relieve this anxious feeling by scheduling one of our professional technicians to look at your system.

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Triumph Heating & Air Conditioning has been proudly serving the Central Okanagan since 2013. We provide commercial and residential HVAC solutions to Kelowna, BC, West Kelowna BC and the surrounding communities. Sign up for our VIP service to make sure that your HVAC system is well maintained by a company you can trust. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or service call.

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