Getting plenty of sleep every night is essential for your happiness and health. Poor sleep can lower your productivity at work and keep you from having fun with friends or family members. You can enjoy the best sleep of your life in your Kingsville, Texas, home by changing the thermostat settings, controlling the humidity and improving the indoor air quality.

Change the Thermostat Settings

When you sleep, your metabolism slows and body temperature lowers. Turning down your thermostat speeds up this process, helping you fall asleep faster. Cuddling under the blankets is also a lot easier when it’s not too warm. A lower temperature will help you save energy in winter, but it could increase your bills in summer. Use ceiling fans to create cooling breezes instead of using your air conditioner more in summer.

Control the Humidity

The humidity in your home is lower in winter because the outdoor air is drier. Your heater also removes moisture from the air. Low humidity can make you feel colder and cause health problems like dry eyes, dry skin and sore throats. A humidifier can prevent health problems and keep you comfortable while you rest. You can install a whole-home model in your ductwork, or you can choose a less costly portable humidifier.

Improve the Indoor Air Quality

Contaminants like pollen, dust, dirt, pet dander and biological growth are bad for indoor air quality. They can cause allergy and asthma symptoms as well as other health issues. To sleep better and improve your indoor air quality, change your HVAC system’s air filter once per month. Have your heater inspected by a professional at least once per year. You can add an indoor air purifier to catch even more contaminants.

Bodine-Scott is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 55 years of heating and cooling experience. We can help you stay comfortable and get all the rest you need. Call us anytime at (361) 883-9900 for outstanding service.

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