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Should I Adjust My Thermostat at Night?
08 Mar
By: Climate Control

A common heating and air conditioning question many users have is whether to adjust the thermostat differently at night. Get the answer now.

If you want to make the most of your heating and air conditioning system, you want to adjust the thermostat appropriately depending on your specific heating and cooling needs. For example, when the temps warm up slightly outside in the winter, you don't need to set the thermostat's temperature so high that the furnace runs as often. Or if you're wearing warmer clothing inside, you can get away with having the indoor temperature running a bit lower.

Another example of when users can adjust the thermostat differently is at night. Why is this the case? Read on to find out.

There Are Blankets

This may be the single most important reason to adjust the thermostat differently at night, especially during the winter season. Unlike walking and moving about in the daytime, we are mostly stationary as we sleep at night. Therefore, having a blanket on us for hours on end is perfectly acceptable.

Additionally, adding even more blankets keeps us warmer and for some, can actually improve sleep. Many individuals appreciate the feeling of heavy blankets on them when they sleep to provide a greater sense of comfort.

The Human Body’s Sleep Preferences

Another reason you can adjust the thermostat to a lower temperature at night is because of how the body falls to sleep. Most humans need to lower their body temperature slightly to fall asleep. This means having the indoor temperature just a bit cooler is actually a good thing. It will make reaching dreamland a bit easier.

Of course, another advantage of adjusting the thermostat at night is simply because the inhabitants of the building are sleeping. Therefore, they will not be as uncomfortable should the indoor temperature be a little bit cooler than usually preferred.

To find out other ways to save money on your heating and air conditioning bills without sacrificing comfort, it’s time to get in touch with one of our HVAC professionals at Climate Control. Visit us online today.

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