When the sweltering summer heat hits, everyone scrambles to the nearest thermostat to get the cold air flowing. But the right air conditioner setting isn’t just about staying comfortable. It’s also about energy efficiency and lowering your utility bills. So, what’s the magic temp? The answer depends on your specific requirements and the time of day. Explore the ideal air conditioner temperatures when you’re at home, out as well as when you are sleeping.
The suggested daytime, at-home temperature for a home’s air conditioner 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 stay comfortable at 78 degrees:
The DOE advises setting the temperature back 7 to 10 degrees when you’re not going to be home for eight hours, which can save up to 10 percent on your cooling expenses. Installing a programmable thermostat is the quickest strategy to save without relinquishing comfort.
This improvement allows you to automatically change the temperature at different times of the day or week depending on your schedule, lowering your energy bills without sacrificing comfort. The trick is to utilize your programmable thermostat in the correct way. Here are some guidelines for harnessing its full capabilities:
When it’s time for bed, the DOE suggests setting the temperature 4 degrees higher than your usual setting. However, lots of people find it hard to sleep in a warm room. This makes achieving the right sleep temperature a real challenge. Thankfully, you can use several techniques to beat the heat while you drift off to sleep:
Striking a balance between indoor comfort and energy efficiency can be challenging. Why spend all summer guessing at the right AC temperatures when Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you make the most of your system? Our high-quality, cost-effective AC services in the U.S. come with 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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