Keeping your AC’s thermostat at a specific temperature can support lower operating costs while keeping you comfortable. Many people refer to this temperature setting as the magic number. Whether you have a standalone unit or a central AC system installed, the same temperature setting should be used.
While You’re at Home
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting of 78 degrees while you are at home. Setting the temperature higher can help save money, but only makes sense if you’re still comfortable in the home. Additional humidity control may be needed at higher temperatures.
While You’re Away
To really save on your power bill, raise your thermostat setting 7-10 degrees higher than the normal setting. Leave this setting in place for at least eight hours a day. For most, this would occur while everyone is away at work. If you stay at home, you can raise the temperature in the morning hours and typically remain comfortable. Turn off the AC system if the home will be unoccupied for 24 hours or more.
Quick Comfort has a skilled team of technicians who can help you improve your indoor air system in Lincoln. Let us know if you need a new thermostat to keep you cool this summer.
More Ways to Stay Comfortable
In order to properly cool the whole house, make sure your AC is the right size for your floor plan. Keeping drapes closed during the day can help keep a room cool. A programmable thermostat makes temperature adjustments easy and automatic. Programmable thermostats can return indoor temperatures to normal before you arrive home.
Quick Comfort is your reliable air conditioning and heating company in Lincoln. Our technicians are NATE certified, and we’re licensed and insured to work for you. You can depend on us for 24/7 emergency repair services. In addition to AC and heating repairs, installation and maintenance, we also provide indoor air quality testing and refrigeration services. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for your property.