It can get pricey paying for those high energy bills in the summer. Naturally, running your AC nonstop will consume more energy, leading to high energy bills. So, what can you do to lower your energy usage? A good starting point is finding an energy-efficient temperature for your AC this summer. So, without further ado, let Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling assist you in discovering the perfect temperature setting for your household. We’d love to assist you in finding the most comfortable and cost-effective temperature range.
IS THERE A RECOMMENDED AC TEMPERATURE?
The US Department of Energy suggests that homeowners set their thermostats to 78° during summer to help conserve energy. Although, it also is important to note that there isn’t a universal temperature that works for everyone. It may require some experimentation on your part to find the right balance between energy savings and your own personal comfort.
IS THERE A SUGGESTED METHOD for FINDING YOUR PREFERRED AC TEMPERATURE?
We’re glad you asked! To find your ideal temperature, set your thermostat to the recommended temperature of 78°F for a few hours. This will help you determine if it’s comfortable for everyone in your home. If not, you may need to try out other temperatures before finding the perfect one. You can make small adjustments of one or two degrees at a time and assess everyone’s reaction over the next few days. It’s important to note that the typical temperature range for most homes is between 73°F to 79°F. Just remember that the lower you set the thermostat, the higher your energy bills will be, so keep this in mind when deciding on the optimal temperature for your home.
IS THERE A PARTICULAR TEMPERATURE SETTING YOU SHOULD USE WHEN YOU’RE AWAY FOR A TRIP?
How about summer vacations? What temperature should you set your thermostat to when you’re away from your home for any period of time? Of course, you will want to save energy but also protect your home and belongings. So, ideally, you should increase your thermostat by 10 degrees from your usual summer temperature while you are away to strike a balance between these concerns.
IS THERE A THERMOSTAT THAT IS BETTER THAN OTHERS?
While traditional thermostats are great, a smart thermostat provides extra convenience as well as energy-efficient settings. Having a smart thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature from your phone, making it easy to manage even when you’re away from home. This can be especially helpful before going on a trip as you can ensure that your home is at a comfortable temp once again upon your return. If you are interested in getting one, give us a call, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Do you have any additional questions? Call Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling today at (614) 524-4737, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!