An efficient residential and commercial HVAC system helps you stay comfortable all-year-round. In addition to improved comfort, it’s a major factor in indoor air quality. But were you aware that your heating and cooling equipment also affects your mood and mental health?
Here are some unexpected ways your HVAC system can affect your mood and mental health.
You sleep better at a cooler temperature. People who don’t get enough sleep tend to feel irritable and stressed. Poor sleeping habits can also lead to anger issues. The temperature of your room can affect the quality of your sleep. Once you achieve the ideal sleep temperature, which is between 62 and 67°F, you’re likely to sleep more soundly.
Humidity affects your mood. Studies show that humidity is a determining factor in your daily mood. Increased humidity can lead to lethargy. When combined with high temperatures, it can also make your mood sour. Other studies suggest that humidity levels also affect chemicals in your brain that determine your mood.
By maintaining healthy humidity levels, your productivity at home and work will increase. This is just one reason why you should have your HVAC system regularly maintained by professional air conditioning and heating contractors. Keep in mind that well-maintained HVAC equipment performs better and lasts longer.
Good indoor air quality will boost your mood. Poor indoor air quality can contribute to discomfort and allergy or asthma attacks. It can be hard to be in a good mood when you’re always bothered by your allergies. Your air conditioning system can improve your indoor air quality by reducing pollutants and filtering the air in your living spaces. With clean air, you’ll feel better and will be able to go about your day with fewer distractions.
Let Richardson Air Systems help with your home’s HVAC needs. We’re one of the area’s leading heating and air conditioning contractors. Give us a call at (609) 484-1090 or fill out our contact form to get started.