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Optimizing Sleep Comfort With Your HVAC System

Tips for Better Sleep in Florida’s Climate

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Here in Florida, families are no strangers to the stifling heat and humidity. While high heat and sunshine might be the preferred climate during the day, at night, the lingering temperatures and humidity can make it difficult to get a good night’s rest. So, what can families do to keep their indoor environments comfortable enough to promote better sleep at night?

In this blog post, the HVAC experts at Iceberg Home Services share tips for how you can optimize sleep comfort with your HVAC system so you can get the best rest possible.

How Florida’s Weather Affects Your Sleep

Florida’s climate is known for its high heat and humidity, with average nightly temperatures in the high 70s. In general, it’s important to have a cooler environment at night to encourage better sleep, with most doctors recommending an indoor temperature between 60 degrees and 67 degrees F for optimal rest. If your indoor environment is too warm, your sleep might suffer.

Not only can high heat result in fitful sleep, but excess moisture in the air can also wreak havoc on your sleep quality. When humidity levels are too high, they can fill your nose with airborne particles, making it difficult to breathe at night, not to mention making you feel sweaty. The ideal indoor humidity level should be between 30% to 50%.

HVAC Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

As you work to achieve an optimal sleeping environment in your Florida home, consider the following tips:

  • Temperature settings: Keep your thermostat set at 60 degrees to 67 degrees F, or as low as you are comfortable with, at night to ensure optimal comfort and promote better sleep.
  • Humidity control: Consider installing a whole-home dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air and maintain consistent comfort.
  • Air quality: Investing in an air purifier or air scrubber system can eliminate airborne contaminants that make it harder to breathe at night.
  • Routine HVAC maintenance: Ensure your air conditioner continues to function properly by keeping up with routine maintenance to prevent disruptions to your sleep.
  • Smart thermostats: With a smart thermostat installed, you can program a schedule for your cooling needs to ensure optimal comfort at night.

HVAC & Sleep Quality FAQs

High humidity can negatively impact your sleep quality as excess moisture in the air has the potential to trap particles in your nose at night, making it more difficult to breathe and sleep.

By using a dehumidifier at night, you can combat the effects of excess moisture in the air, reducing the strain on your nasal cavity and lungs so you can have a better night’s rest. Lower humidity levels can also make your room feel cooler, helping to encourage better sleep.

Absolutely — by ensuring your indoor environment is adequately cooled with your air conditioner to the recommended temperature range, you can ensure improved sleep for your entire household.

Call Iceberg Home Services for Expert HVAC Services

Think your home could use an AC or indoor air quality upgrade to help improve your sleep quality? Iceberg Home Services can help. From expert air conditioning installation to indoor air quality services, our team offers the comprehensive comfort solutions you need to enjoy a restful night’s sleep like never before. With free estimates and special offers, we strive to make your HVAC experience as stress-free and affordable as possible.

Get the best sleep of your life by calling our team at (863) 223-1849 to schedule air conditioning services in the Orlando area today!



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