When the blistering summer heat arrives, everyone scrambles to the nearest thermostat to get the cold air flowing. But the right air conditioning setting isn’t just about getting comfortable. It’s also about energy efficiency and limiting your utility costs. So, what’s the right number? The answer relies upon on your particular demands and the time of day. Explore the optimal air conditioner temperature range when you’re at home, out or when you are sleeping.
The suggested daytime, at-home temperature for your air conditioning is 78 degrees. This amount may seem very high, but the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) states it balances comfort and energy efficiency. Here are some tips to help keep yourself nice and cool at 78 degrees:
The DOE recommends setting the temperature back 7 to 10 degrees when you’re not going to be home for eight hours, a strategy experts say can save up to 10 percent on your cooling expenses. Buying a programmable thermostat is the simplest strategy to save without relinquishing comfort.
This improvement allows you to automatically adjust the temperature at different times of the day or week based on your schedule, decreasing your energy bills without sacrificing comfort. The trick is to make use of your programmable thermostat correctly. Here are some tips for taking advantage of its full potential:
When it’s time to go to bed, the DOE suggests setting the temperature 4 degrees higher than your normal setting. However, lots of people find it hard to sleep in a hot and stuffy room. This makes achieving the right sleep temperature a struggle. Thankfully, you can try several techniques to beat the heat while you go to sleep:
Finding a compromise between a home’s comfort and energy efficiency is sometimes difficult. Why spend all summer searching for the ideal AC temperatures when Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you make the most of your air conditioning? Our trustworthy, cost-effective AC services in the U.S. come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so you can choose us with absolute confidence. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule the HVAC services you need with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.
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