When the sweltering summer heat arrives, everyone runs to the nearest thermostat to get the cold air flowing. But the right AC setting isn’t just about keeping comfortable. It’s also about energy efficiency and decreasing your energy expenses. So, what’s the magic temperature? The answer depends on your distinct requirements and the time of day. Explore the best air conditioning thermostat settings when you’re at home, out and about as well as when you are sleeping.
The optimal daytime, at-home temperature for a residence’s AC is 78 degrees. This number may seem very high, but the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says it balances comfort and energy efficiency. Here are a couple of tips to help keep your home cool at 78 degrees:
The DOE advises setting the temperature back 7 to 10 degrees when you’re going to be out of the house for eight hours, a move that can save up to 10 percent on your cooling expenses. Buying a programmable thermostat is the simplest method to save without relinquishing comfort.
This improvement 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 key is to make use of your programmable thermostat correctly. Here are some guidelines for taking advantage of its full capabilities:
When it’s time for bed, the DOE suggests setting the temperature 4 degrees higher than your typical setting. However, a number of people find it tough to sleep in a hot and stuffy room. This makes finding the ideal sleep temperature a struggle. Thankfully, you can try several techniques to beat the heat while you go to sleep:
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