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How to sleep like a baby

Good news for those who always toss and turn at night: your thermostat is the key to a good night’s sleep.

According to the National Sleep Foundation a cool room, around 65 degrees, makes for the best sleep..

Here’s why.

Why you sleep best in a cool room

Your body’s core temperature naturally decreases and increases as part of its normal sleep-wake rhythm, according to a study by BioMed Central.

“Sleep is most likely to occur when (core body temperature) decreases, while it hardly occurs during the increasing phases,” the study says.

So, lowering the core body temperature gets you closer to “sleep mode.”

And lowering your room’s air temperature is one way to do that.

Basically, think of your bedroom like a cave: It should be cool, quiet and dark.

4 simple ways to help you sleep cooler

Here are a few ways to help lower your core body temperature so that you can sleep soundly.

Set a programmable thermostat. Program a programmable thermostat to lower to around 65 every night so you never have to worry about it. If you’re uncomfortable at 65 degrees, feel free to move it up to 68 or 70.

Turn on your ceiling fan. The air circulation from the fan will help evaporate sweat off your skin, taking heat away from your body (that’s called evaporative cooling).

Drink ice-cold water. Drinking a few sips of ice-cold water at night will cool your core temperature, leaving you more comfortable.

Shower before you go to bed. While the shower will initially heat you up, you’ll experience rapid evaporative cooling when you get out, lowering your core body temperature as a result.

For info on programmable thermostats  call 3D Air Services at 664-3501 or email us

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5 Reasons to Consider a new Thermostat

When to Replace Your Thermostat: 5 Situations When You Should Consider a New Unit
Thermostats are tightly integrated with your heating and cooling system, but that doesn’t mean you have to use the same thermostat throughout the lifetime of your furnace and air conditioner. In fact, there are a number of reasons why you might consider replacing your current thermostat even if you won’t be replacing your heating and cooling system any time soon. Today we’re going to talk about 5 situations when you should consider replacing your thermostat and how it can benefit your home!

5 situations when you should consider replacing your thermostat

You’re replacing your heating and cooling system. Perhaps the most obvious time that you’ll want to replace your thermostat is when you install a new heating and cooling system. It’s rare that you’ll want to keep the same thermostat when you switch to a new system for a couple of reasons. For one, your thermostat is likely old and there are sure to be much better models out there now than there were when your current thermostat was installed. Also, your current thermostat might not be compatible with the design and features of the system that you’re about to install.
You’re adding a zoning system. A zoning system divides your home into separate sections that each have their own thermostat. In addition to installing more thermostats in your home when you add a zoning system, you might need to replace your current thermostat. That’s because not every thermostat is compatible with a zoning system, so you’ll likely need to replace your current unit with a thermostat that can control zoned heating and cooling.
You have a manual thermostat. Do you have to walk up to your thermostat and change it manually every time that you want to adjust your home’s temperature levels? If so, you should consider replacing your manual thermostat with a programmable model. A programmable thermostat allows you to save different settings for different times of the day, and it will adjust itself automatically without you having to lift a finger.
You prefer a touchscreen display. We live in a digital world where most of our gadgets are controlled by touchscreens instead of manual buttons. Touchscreens are not only easier to use, but they also tend to look better on a wall. If you have an outdated dial or button thermostat, consider replacing it with one that has a touchscreen display.
You want to control your thermostat remotely. More and more appliances are being designed with “smart” capabilities that connect them to the Internet, and thermostats are no exception. If you’d like to monitor and adjust your home’s comfort levels remotely, consider replacing your thermostat with a Wi-Fi enabled model.

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