Air conditioning in the bedroom can guarantee a good night's sleep during the hotter months. But the benefits of bedroom air conditioning don't stop there, they can also provide much needed ventilation and air flow or heating during winter and can ensure optimum comfort levels year round.
A regulated temperature in the bedroom can also be especially important for young children and the elderly with research showing air conditioning can reduce the risks of overheating in infants. Choosing the right air conditioning for the bedroom, however, differs from other rooms, and we explain what you need to consider so you have the best conditions possible and wake feeling both rested and refreshed each and every morning.
The Best Location for Bedroom Air Conditioners
Some will recommend that the best place for an air conditioning unit in the bedroom is directly above the bed. While this is the ideal location for some people who prefer to feel a breeze, for many others positioning the split system unit above the bed head will cause cold air to blow directly on the face and can mean waking up with a dry throat in the morning.
We recommend placing the air conditioning high on the wall to the left or right of the bed. This will have the air running parallel to the bed and circulate around the room instead of being dumped directly over the bed. If the bedhead is not placed against an outside wall the installation will be more complex with longer pipework needed.
Make sure to choose a quiet model
Not only will a quiet model have less interference with your sleep, the noise from the outside unit should also be taken into account so it does not affect neighbouring homes, especially if the outdoor unit is placed close to your neighbours bedrooms or living areas.
All air conditioners sold in Queensland are required to be labelled with a Sound Power level measured in decibels. The higher the sound power level, the louder the system will be. Smaller split system models with lower output will provide sufficient cooling for an average sized bedroom and stay relatively quiet. It's important to also find a system where the swing blades or louvers do not provide a creaking noise when in operation.
The right temperature for sleeping
Medical and sleep experts understand the role temperature plays in how well and how long you will sleep. An exact temperature is hard to recommend since it depends on individual preferences, however most agree the ideal range is between 23-25 degrees on cooling and 18-20 degrees on heating but whatever is comfortable as the best temperature that will make it easier to fall asleep.
To avoid leaving the air conditioner running all night, most new AC models have a sleep timer, and some even have an energy efficient functions that gradually raises the temperature before they turn off so you are not interrupted by a sudden increase in the ambient temperature.
To find out more about an air conditioner for your bedroom that can help provide a restful night sleep each and every night, call Air Conditioning Wizards today on 07 3202 5764