Is Your AC System Affecting Your Sleep Quality? - Weather Master Heating & Air Conditioning

Is Your AC System Affecting Your Sleep Quality?

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Sleep is essential…perhaps the most important thing ever! But did you know that your AC system can affect the quality of your sleep?


When you think about how your AC system could wake you up in the middle of the night, noise is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, we’re not just talking about banging and rattling noises. If your AC system is making a banging noise, it likely means that the motor or another component is not securely fastened. (An even louder banging could indicate that whatever was coming loose is now freely rattling around the system!) We’re also referring to humming or buzzing noises. These can wake you up too, and more importantly, they signify that you need to schedule an AC repair service call! A humming noise could be a symptom of a problem with the motor, as the motor operates with an electrical charge. Buzzing noises could mean that the fan responsible for distributing air throughout your home won’t turn.

Temperature and humidity

Obvious noises aren’t the only way your AC system could be keeping you up at night. You could also be getting too warm and waking up if there are issues due to a clogged filter. That’s why it’s crucial to always remember to change your filter regularly! Your AC may also struggle to maintain your chosen temperature due a broken thermostat. What matters most is that you give Weather Master a call, so you aren’t waking up sweaty in the night!

Also, an AC system’s inability to maintain consistent humidity could keep you up at night? In Raleigh, the summers are known for their high humidity levels. If your AC system has trouble keeping humidity low enough during these months, it could lead to mold growth and breathing issues, disrupting your sleep. On the other hand, if your home’s humidity is too low, which can sometimes be a problem in winter, you may experience itchy skin, a dry throat, or respiratory issues that keep you up at night. Regardless of the season, inconsistent humidity is not conducive to a good night’s sleep. The human body thrives in a humidity level of about 50%, and if your AC system is unable to provide this, it needs to be checked out!

Catch some Zzs

So whether you’re suffering through nighttime noises, fluctuating temperatures, or unhealthy humidity levels, ALL of these factors can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep! And, as we said, there’s absolutely nothing more important than that.

Weather Master can help! Contact us online or call us at (919) 853-7910!

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