When the scorching summer heat hits, everyone runs to the nearest thermostat to get the cold air flowing. But the right air conditioner setting isn’t just about keeping comfortable. It’s also about energy efficiency and limiting your power bills. So, what’s the magic temperature? The answer depends on your particular demands and the time of day. Explore the best air conditioning thermostat settings when you’re at home, out and about as well as when you are sleeping.
The optimal daytime, at-home temperature for a home’s AC is 78 degrees. This amount may seem remarkably high, but the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) states it balances comfort and energy efficiency. Here are a couple of tips to help keep your home nice and cool at 78 degrees:
The DOE advises setting the temperature back 7 to 10 degrees when you’re going to be out of the house for eight hours, a strategy experts say can save up to 10 percent on your cooling bills. Buying a programmable thermostat is the simplest strategy to save without relinquishing comfort.
This technology allows you to automatically modify the temperature at different times of the day or week according to your schedule, reducing your energy bills without sacrificing comfort. The key is to use your programmable thermostat properly. Here are some guidelines for making sure you’re using its full power:
When it’s time to go to bed, the DOE recommends setting the temperature 4 degrees higher than your normal setting. However, many people find it tough to sleep in a warm room. This makes getting the right sleep temperature a problem. Thankfully, you can employ several methods to beat the heat while you drift off to sleep:
Balancing indoor comfort and energy efficiency is sometimes difficult. Why spend all summer searching for the perfect AC temperatures when Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you make the most of your air conditioning? Our reliable, cost-effective AC services in the U.S. are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, so you can choose us with complete confidence. Call 866-397-3787 today to schedule the top-notch services you need with Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.
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