Traditionally, the optimal sleeping temperature is between 60 to 67 degrees fahrenheit. Normally we suggest setting the thermostat to 65, but it can vary depending on what you prefer in your home.
Arguing over the temperature of the thermostat with the people in your home is never fun. It can be a battle all day long, and unless you have zoned air conditioning and heating, you are going to have to compromise. Luckily, we believe this argument is easy to put to bed (pun intended) at night time.
We believe you should choose whoever likes it the coolest for sleep, and go with that temperature. It’s easy to use covers and blankets at night to stay warm, and toughest to fall asleep when you are hot, sweaty, and constantly trying to get comfortable. For this reason, we usually lean towards the cooler the better when it comes to sleep temperature.
How To Set Yourself Up For Optimal Sleep Temperature
During the summer, it can become very difficult to get comfortable at night. Heat rises, and oftentimes it can become uncomfortable in the bedrooms that are on the top floor. There are a few things you can do to keep your bedrooms cooler during the summer.
- Turn Up Your AC
- Install A Ductless Mini Split
- Use A Dehumidifier
Turn Up Your AC
This is the most obvious answer to cooling down your third floor, but not always the most productive. If your upstairs is a few degrees warmer than your downstairs, you can increase the AC to try and cool it off. The problem with this is that it wastes energy, and can make your downstairs uncomfortably cold.
You may start to run your energy bills much higher than you’d want to. Also, unless everyone goes to bed at the same time, you are going to make the people who hang out downstairs very chilly. For these reasons, we would recommend some of our other solutions.
Install A Ductless Mini Split
A ductless mini split is an energy efficient, whisper quiet solution that will keep your bedroom cool and comfortable. These systems hang on your wall, and can be used to heat and cool an individual zone.
Ductless mini splits have become far more popular in the past few years, and we completely understand why. These systems use less energy than a traditional system, and can be used independently. This means that if you have several installed around your home, you can set them at different temperatures. This allows you to save energy, but also make everyone happy!
These systems are also a fantastic option because they can supplement your current AC or heating system. For example, if you have a room or 2 that just doesn’t seem to stay comfortable, you don’t have to completely replace your current system. You can likely add a single ductless unit that can be used to heat and cool that space. This allows you to ease the stress on your current HVAC system, and save from having to turn crank it up and try to compensate.
Down the road you can always add more mini splits as you see fit!
Use A Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier is a great option to help ease the stress on your AC system, and improve the comfort in your home. During the summer, one of the most uncomfortable aspects is the high humidity. All this moisture in the air carries heat, and makes the air feel heavier and more uncomfortable.
When your AC cools, it is also dehumidifying the air simultaneously. This causes your AC to work harder, and in very warm conditions, it can prevent your home from getting as cool as it should be.
Using a dehumidifier will ease the job your AC has to do, and allows it to cool more efficiently. This reduced humidity is going to make your home noticeably more comfortable.
Having AC Trouble?
If your air conditioner isn’t working properly, there isn’t much that is going to keep the house cool unless it’s fixed. If you are having lots of trouble keeping your home cool, call in an expert to check out your AC system.
A professional will be able to tell you if your AC is failing, or maybe it simply needs service. Changing your air filter and cleaning your air conditioner could be the difference between poor air flow and a cool and comfortable home.
We have specialized in AC repair, service, and installations for years in the Abington and surrounding areas. We will be able to tell you what the problem is, and give you some options on the proper solution to keeping your home cool!
AC Installation In Abington, PA
Synergy3 is an expert when it comes to AC installation in Abington, PA. We have installed ductless mini splits, central AC systems, and more. We can help you assess your home, and choose the best air conditioning solution for your situation. Not every AC is perfect for every home, so we like to make sure we pick the right one that will keep you comfortable, while also not costing you too much money when the energy bills come in.
Give us a call at (267) 686-6004 to schedule an assessment for your home, and we will help you choose the best AC system! You can also click here to schedule an appointment online.