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Temperature Control: What Should I Set My AC To?

What Should I Set My AC To?

Summertime is when many Arizona homeowners’ AC units are running constantly. It can be tough to know what the best temperature setting is for your home. You want to make sure that you are set to the most efficient temperature, but you also don’t want to waste money by cooling your home when no one is there.

In this blog post, we will discuss the different temperatures you should set your AC unit to and why.

Balancing Comfort and Efficiency

The first thing you want to consider is the temperature you set your AC unit to when you are home. You want to be comfortable, but you also don’t want to waste money cooling your home when no one is there. A good rule of thumb is to set your AC unit to 78 degrees when you are home and awake. This temperature will keep you comfortable and cut the cost of your energy bill.

If you have pets, you may want to set your AC unit to a slightly lower temperature. Animals tend to be more sensitive to heat than humans, so a lower temperature will help keep them comfortable.

What Temperature Should I Set My AC To When I’m Not Home?

When you are gone for the day, you can set your AC unit a few degrees higher than when you are home. A good temperature to set it to is 85 degrees. This will help save on your energy bill without making your home too hot when you return.

If you are gone for an extended period of time, such as on vacation, you can set your AC unit to 90 degrees. This will help save even more on your energy bill. Just make sure to turn it back down to 78 degrees a few hours before you return (if you have a smart thermostat) so that your home has time to cool down.

Expert Service at All Temperatures

No matter what temperature you set your AC unit to, the experts at Rainforest Plumbing and Air can help. We offer a wide range of AC services, including repair, maintenance, and installation. Contact us today at (602) 755-2995 to schedule a service!