When the scorching summer heat strikes, everyone runs to the nearest thermostat to get the cold air flowing. But the right air conditioning setting isn’t just about keeping comfortable. It’s also about energy efficiency and lowering your utility expenses. So, what’s the magic temp? The answer depends on your specific demands and the time of day. Explore the optimal air conditioning temperature range when you’re at home, out and about as well as when you are sleeping.
The optimal daytime, at-home temperature for your air conditioning is 78 degrees. This amount may seem shockingly high, but the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) claims it balances comfort and energy efficiency. Here are a few tips to help keep your home cool at 78 degrees:
The DOE proposes setting the temperature back 7 to 10 degrees when you’re not home for eight hours, which can save up to 10 percent on your cooling bills. Installing a programmable thermostat is the quickest strategy to save without giving up comfort.
This upgrade allows you to automatically change the temperature at different times of the day or week according to your schedule, reducing your energy bills without sacrificing comfort. The trick is to utilize your programmable thermostat properly. Here are some guidelines for making sure you’re using its full capabilities:
When it’s time to head off to bed, the DOE recommends setting the temperature 4 degrees higher than your usual setting. However, lots of people find it tough to sleep in a warm room. This makes achieving the ideal sleep temperature a problem. Thankfully, you can use several techniques to beat the heat while you go to sleep:
Striking a balance between a home’s 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 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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