We read with interest a well-written article published by the Huffington Post on May 5 (2016). The article dealt with finding your ideal sleeping temperature and then utilizing easy-to-implement tips and tricks to make sure you maintain that sleeping temperature without sacrificing efficiency. It was an interesting read given the fact that we help our customers maintain their ideal sleeping temperatures by way of a wireless home automation system they install themselves.
According to one heating and air-conditioning contractor the Huffington Post’s Paul Pogue spoke with, the ideal sleeping temperature for most people is somewhere between 68 and 72 degrees. Another contractor told Pogue that it’s better to err on the side of being cold rather than being too warm. Obviously, you can throw on a blanket if you get too cold.
Regardless of your personal sleeping habits, the first step in maintaining efficiency is to find out what your ideal sleeping temperature is. For a few nights, you can set your thermostat to hold a particular temperature and then see how well you sleep. By the third or fourth night, you should have a pretty good idea of where you stand.
With your ideal sleeping temperature determined, the Huffington Post offers a number of tips you can use to make it happen night after night. Tips include regular HVAC filter changes, making sure vents are not blocked, and sleeping with the bedroom door open.
Our tip is to consider a wireless home automation system. In addition to all the things Pogue mentions in his piece, home automation is the proverbial icing on the cake because you can program your heating and air conditioning once and then forget about it. Of course, you need the right kind of smart home devices to make it work efficiently.
Different Temperatures for Different Times
With a wireless home automation system from Uxari, you can program your thermostat to maintain particular temperatures at specific times of the day. But wait. Can’t you do the same thing with a programmable thermostat? Yes, you can. What you cannot do is trust an old school programmable thermostat to learn from your living habits and automatically adjust on-the-fly. Not so with our smart devices. Our thermostats are connected to other automation devices in your home to provide maximum efficiency around the clock. They even take into consideration the local weather conditions.
The whole idea of a smart home is to equip your home with a variety of devices that are able to intelligently adapt to your lifestyle so that you don’t have to worry about constantly making adjustments. That’s just what a wireless home automation system from Uxari does. From thermostats to lighting systems, our devices are on the cutting edge of smart.
So go ahead and determine your optimal sleeping temperature by running an experiment for a few consecutive nights. Then let a home automation system from Uxari manage that optimal sleeping temperature in the most efficient and cost-effective way.