- Posted by Mike
- On April 25, 2017
- AC, ACE Home Services, air conditioning, indoor climate, Thermostat
If you aren’t sure what the best setting for your air conditioner is, you are not alone. Many homeowners have trouble figuring out the optimal thermostat setting for their home. Setting your thermostat too high can cause your home to become warm and uncomfortable. On the other hand, setting your thermostat too low can cause your electric bills to spike. Fortunately, we are here to help you figure out what the best setting for your A/C is!
How Low Should You Go?
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make is setting the thermostat on their A/C too low. Lowering the thermostat does not help the house cool down any quicker than it normally would. Your A/C runs at the same rate, and adjusting the thermostat does not change the speed at which your home cools off. It only raises the amount of energy you use, ultimately costing you more.
What You Should Do
We recommend that you find a temperature that everyone in the house is comfortable with. Some families prefer to keep their home much cooler, whereas others are looking to save on energy and don’t mind a warmer indoor climate. During summer, The Department of Energy suggest that you set your thermostat to 78 degrees. This setting will not only save you money, but won’t leave you or your family sweltering in the summer heat.
Utilize Your Thermostat
Your thermostat can become your best friend when trying to find the ideal temperature setting for your home. Getting to know your thermostat can enable you to program your A/C so that your home is taken care of, even when you are away. Most manuals can be found online. We suggest you study up on the features of your thermostat and adjust it to automatically adapt to your families needs throughout the day. By doing so, you can save time, money, and energy. If you are ever unsure, don’t hesitate to call your friends at ACE!