On the hottest days of the summer, it’s hard not to crank your air conditioning unit to the lowest temperature it will go. It’s difficult to balance staying cool and comfortable in your home while also saving money on your utilities. In previous blogs, we’ve discussed why you should install a programmable thermostat to help control your temperatures. In today’s post, we will give you a guide of how to adjust the cooler temperatures on your thermostat so that you can stay cool without spending a fortune!
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Adjusting Your AC Temperature Settings
When you have a programmable thermostat, all you have to do is schedule the times and temperatures you want your air conditioner to run, and the system will do the rest. However, if you’re setting your thermostat for the very first time, you may be unsure of what temperatures are best and for when. Continue reading below where we will outline the best temperatures to set your thermostat for various times of the day.
When You’re at Home
The hours you are active in your home such as the weekends, evenings, and mornings, you want to keep your thermostat set at a temperature where you will be comfortable. Most energy companies will recommend that you lower your air conditioner temperature to 78 degrees Fahrenheit or the highest comfortable temperature. If you’re struggling with finding a temperature that is low enough to be comfortable but high enough to keep your utility costs down, then you can use other methods to help stay cool such as ceiling fans or closing your blinds during the day. If you would like to learn about more creative ways to stay cool this summer, check out our previous post!
When You’re at Work
While you may want to come home from a long day at work to a cool house, it doesn’t really make sense to cool your home all day when nobody is home to enjoy it. If you and your family will spend most of the day away from your house, then it’s the perfect opportunity to raise your thermostat and save some money. The best rule of thumb when setting your thermostat while you’re away is to choose a temperature that is as close to the outside temp as possible. While that may seem a little extreme, it’s also important to note that your home will most likely not reach that exact temperature, especially if you keep your blinds or curtains closed while you’re away.
Find the Right Air Conditioning Unit for Your Needs!
Finding the right air conditioning unit for your needs doesn’t have to be a struggle. Our HVAC company offers reliable services so that you can enjoy a comfortable home all year long. Learn more about our services on our website, and give us a call to schedule an appointment today!