Sleep Better With Improved Indoor Air Quality
September 8th, 2022 by cverdone
When it comes to indoor air quality, there are many things that affect it. This includes everything from your HVAC system to what’s going on with pollutants. In fact, poor air quality can contribute to issues with your sleep, which isn’t good for your health. Today, we’re taking a moment to discuss the quality of the air in your home. We’ll look at how it can affect the way you sleep and how you stay alert during the day.
The Importance and Benefits of Regular Sleep
Sleep is what helps refresh and revive us every single day. It’s also what we need to restore our ability to function daily. Sleep also has many known restorative properties. This can help your spine, bones, muscles, and joints stay healthy. Additionally, regular sleep is what keeps your heart healthy. Plus it’s good for your mental alertness and well-being.
The human body needs about 7-8 hours of productive sleep each night to function the next day. If this isn’t what you’re getting at night, you could experience the following issues:
- Increased blood pressure
- Circulation issues
- Lack of alertness, which could after your general ability to stay focused
- Extreme fatigue, which presents some risks when behinds the wheel
A Lack of Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
CO2 levels can build up over time in a way that makes sleeping difficult. This is due to not opening your windows throughout the year. In fact, there are some newer homes that are so air-tight they also have circulation issues. This could mean that more pollutants build up over time. This is most common when there is a lack of circulation and the accumulated CO2.
Potential HVAC-Related Issues
Your home’s HVAC system can also be playing a role in the quality of the indoor air of your indoor spaces. An HVAC system that is not working as it should is not going to be able to circulate air in your home. If the air in your home isn’t circulating, you may notice increased humidity in your home.
Besides creating an uncomfortable environment, HVAC issues can cause sleeping problems. The good news is that an HVAC professional can help you out with many of these issues. The ones that can affect indoor air quality include:
- Not changing your furnace or air conditioning filter on a regular basis
- Issues with how your air conditioner’s various components are working
- Heating and air conditioning vents that are dirty or clogged
A filter that’s not changed is one that’s not going to trap any of the pollutants in your home very well. This can be problematic for your sleep. This can cause issues with your respiratory system and cause eye, ear, and throat issues.
Improve the Circulation of the Indoor Air in Your Quality
Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to get more circulation within your home. This is something you can do by opening the windows on days when it’s not too hot and humid outside. Make sure you don’t open your windows on days when there are high levels of airborne pollutants. This is especially important if you have issues with allergies. There are many apps that keep track of the outdoor air quality and pollutants. These could impact your indoor air quality and hurt your sleep habits.
Fans can also be useful for this purpose as they provide added circulation. This can help your heating and cooling system circulate air throughout your home. This, in turn, contributes to a much healthier environment in your home. This provides a much more comfortable sleeping situation for everyone in your household.
Call Us Today
Don’t let issues with the quality of the air inside your home linger! Give Thornton Heating Services a call and we’ll be there for your ASAP to address all your concerns. Contact an HVAC professional from our team today to schedule an appointment.