How to sleep better: Comfortable, smart air conditioning!
The moment before we go to sleep is meant to be the most pleasant of the entire day. We all desire the ideal sleeping environment to unwind and have a good night's sleep. The optimal room temperature is never absolute but always relative. It differs from person to person. Some prefer it hot, while others don't.
Air conditioning, once seen as a luxury, is now necessary for our homes and places of employment. As direct consumers of air conditioning, we are becoming increasingly picky about the optimal room temperature. The ideal number that suits both our preferences for efficiency and comfort.
Comfort is the primary objective of air conditioning. Any air conditioning system requires significant financial investment for installation, upkeep, and operation. A significant utility expense at home or work is using air conditioners. But who cares about costs if it provides you with the comfort you want and deserve?
Where in the world of air conditioning are you most comfortable?
Here is the crucial question. Do you receive the comfort you so urgently need from your air conditioning? Are you regularly getting undisturbed sleep, or do you wake up in the middle of the night due to a temperature that is too high or too low? What is the ideal temperature for a restful night's sleep or the range of temperatures during the day that would give you the comfort you've always desired?
Before continuing, let's define the heat index and how hot you feel. The heat index is just the sum of the temperature and relative humidity. The body perceives a higher temperature and vice versa when the relative humidity level is high.
In addition to the combination of temperature and relative humidity, the kind of clothing is an important element when trying to find the magic number for a comfortable temperature. The optimum temperature range for people wearing summer clothing is 73° to 79°F (22.5° to 26° C), according to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
The US Department of Energy recommends setting the thermostat to 78 degrees during the daytime throughout the summer. You should be comfortable at this temperature—at least most of you should. The nighttime temperature is a little challenging since, while a higher set point than during the day is advised, we like and are used to considerably lower temperatures, about 70 to 72 degrees.
Can We Use Air Conditioning Efficiently To Provide Comfort And Save Money?
Yes, it is the solution. In the summer, 78°F (26°C) is the temperature most frequently advised to provide both comfort and cost savings. Additionally, if you raise the temperature in your house by 7 to 10 degrees while you're gone, you may save up to 10% on electricity. Similar to this, lowering the temperature in your home by a few degrees will significantly raise your cooling expenses. Generally, every degree you raise the temperature on your thermostat will result in a 3-5% reduction in your air conditioning expenses.
Therefore, we are aware that while awake, we must strike a balance between comfort and savings. And we all handle it well per our individual preferences. But what takes place while we're sleeping? What degree of warmth is ideal for sleeping? Which is more essential, money or comfort? What if you could accomplish both without us being woken up?
Best temperature for a sound sleep
Most people recommend keeping bedrooms between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for restful sleep. There are exceptions, but for a decent night's sleep, anything between 60 and 67 should work. You have a higher chance of falling asleep quickly in a cold room. Another study suggests maintaining the temperature between 65 and 72 degrees. Ultimately, personal tastes play a role, and the ideal temperature varies from person to person.
Air conditioning settings that are either higher or lower than what your body needs might cause restlessness and compromise the quality of your sleep. "When you go to sleep, your set point for body temperature — the temperature your brain is striving to reach — drops down," says H. Craig Heller, Ph.D., a professor of biology at Stanford University. Your body finds it difficult to reach the set point when the room temperature is too low or too high, reducing your sleep quality.
Type of Air Conditioning vis-à-vis your thermal comfort
Ducted and ductless air conditioning are the two primary forms of air conditioning.
People are sleeping better than before the advent of smart thermostats in the world of ducted air conditioning, whether they have more or less learning capabilities.
Typical ductless air conditioners include window air conditioners, portable air conditioners, and mini splits. Due to their superior efficiency and low installation costs, these types of ACs are rapidly expanding in the Canadian home market.
Contrary to its sibling, the ducted system, which has a wide variety of intelligent thermoset options, ductless air conditioners are often dumb and do not have any smart controls.
Smart Control for Stand-Alone ACs- Do they add to comfort as well as savings on AC usage?
Smart controls for ductless HVAC systems are approaching the market, similar to smart thermostats for ducted air conditioners. The end-user can control these sophisticated controls from any location. Since there are so few smart control suppliers on the market, it is still in its infancy. The small number of market participants assert that their intelligent solutions increase consumer convenience and aid in energy conservation when using air conditioning.
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