When the sweltering summer heat strikes, 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 limiting your power bills. So, what’s the magic number? The answer relies upon on your particular demands and the time of day. Explore the optimal air conditioning temperatures when you’re at home, away or when you are sleeping.
The optimal daytime, at-home temperature for a residence’s air conditioning is 78 degrees. This number 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 your home cool at 78 degrees:
The DOE advises 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 costs. Setting up a programmable thermostat is the easiest method to save without relinquishing comfort.
This technology allows you to automatically change the temperature at different times of the day or week according to your schedule, lowering your energy bills without sacrificing comfort. The important part is to utilize your programmable thermostat correctly. Here are some guidelines for harnessing its full power:
When it’s time for bed, the DOE advises that you should consider setting the temperature 4 degrees higher than your typical setting. However, a number of people find it hard to sleep in a hot room. This makes achieving the ideal sleep temperature a struggle. Thankfully, you can use several methods to beat the heat while you go to sleep:
Striking a balance between your home’s comfort and energy efficiency can be tricky. Why spend all summer trying to find the perfect AC temperatures when Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you make the most of your air conditioning? Our high-quality, cost-effective AC services in the U.S. are backed by 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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