Summer is coming, and with that, people tend to turn up the temperature on their thermostat as the days become hotter and hotter. However, setting the wrong temperature can hurt your AC unit and your wallet too. To avoid these things and unnecessary AC repair, we made this article to discuss the best temperature to set in the thermostat during the summer season.
The Best Temperature When You Are At Home
According to experts, the most ideal and comfortable temperature when you are at home during summer is 78 degrees Fahrenheit or 26 degrees Celsius. By doing this, you stay comfortable while saving on your energy bill. However, if you live in a place where the temperature outside reaches over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, a 78 degrees recommendation is not plausible.
The Best Temperature When You Are Away
Setting your thermostat a little warmer when you are away can save you a lot of money. You could save as much as 10 percent on your cooling costs if you turn up your thermostat to seven to ten degrees Fahrenheit. So, do not forget to set your thermostat on a warmer temperature while you and your family are on summer vacation.
Finding The Best Temperature For Your Family
Some people may not find the recommended temperature an ideal one at home, especially if they live in hot and humid places. If you have this kind of problem, you may try to experiment on which temperature you and your family enjoy both for the comfort and economic side of your air conditioning activity.
When you’re about to sleep at night, set a temperature which would allow you to sleep without blankets, while at the same time, you don’t have to wear the thinnest possible clothing. For instance, for this kind of comfort, you need to set the temperature at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Then try to use a fan to create a more cooling effect inside the house. From there, you can start to turn up the temperature to 73 or 74 degrees. If the temperature is still okay, turn it up for an additional 2 degrees. And if you find yourself sweaty at 76 degrees, you may turn the temperature one degree below. Therefore, the ideal temperature for your family at home would be 75 degrees. It is still comfortable and able to save you some money.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Newer models of air conditioning units come with a programmable thermostat. This smart thermostat allows you to program your AC unit for an easier to achieve and cost-effective temperature at home. And if your AC unit does not have a programmable thermostat yet, you can call an air conditioning service Colorado to have it installed in your current AC unit.
Tips To Reduce Body Heat
Besides gearing up your AC unit this summer, you may also try these simple tips to reduce your body heat during hot days.
- Wear clothes in natural fabrics such as cotton, hemp, and linen which allow your body to “breathe” better than the synthetic fibers.
- Eat salads and sandwiches rather than protein-rich meals as these may warm up your body.
- Drink more water during the summer season and avoid drinking coffee or alcohol as it can promote dehydration.
- Take a cool shower regularly.
For more AC repair Colorado tips and air conditioning service Colorado ideas, call TriCity Heating & Air Conditioning at 970-669-1772 (Loveland ) or 970-493-0126 ( Fort Collins). We’re open 24 hours a day.