Finding the right balance between comfort and efficiency in your AC can be a challenge. Luckily, this simple tip makes it easier to get the best of both worlds.
Efficiency vs. Comfort
When it comes to air conditioning, most people believe that they have to choose between a comfortable home and high utility bills.
But why not aim for both?
While this may sound like a tall order, experts have come up with a strategy to help you do just that.
Both the Department of Energy and Energy Star, a federal program run by the DOE and the Environmental Protection Agency, recommend a simple trick to find the most effective temperature for your AC.
Finding the Most Efficient Temperature for Your AC
First, find a temperature at which everyone in your household feels comfortable — we know, that’s an achievement in itself, but it’s well worth the effort.
Once everyone agrees on a temperature, increase it by four degrees (Fahrenheit) and use it as the setting for when you’re asleep.
Then take the temperature everyone likes, add seven degrees and use it as the setting when no one is home.
A programmable thermostat can automate all this changes, making it even easier to experience maximum comfort while keeping your energy costs down.
There you have it: all it takes is some ingenuity to keep all your family cool without having to break the bank.
More Air Conditioning Tips and Ideas
These are some previous posts you can check out for more ideas, and interesting facts about your air conditioning system:
- This is why you shouldn’t try to fix your air conditioning yourself.
- 9 Common HVAC Terms You Should Know
- 4 Benefits of programmable thermostats
- What does HVAC stand for? (and other useful ac terms)
- 4 New year’s resolutions to keep your AC running smoothly
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