Summer brings warmer weather, longer days, and many opportunities for fun outdoor activities. However, the summer also brings with it a much warmer house and the need to run your air conditioner to keep your home from getting too hot. A question many homeowners have is what is the best temp to set the AC at? You certainly don’t want your home to be uncomfortable, but you don’t want the AC running all day either. Find out how you can set the best temperature for your air conditioner this summer.
3 Tips to Keep Your Home Cool in the Summer
In addition to using your air conditioner there are things you can do to help keep your home cool in the summer. In general, it is advised that the best temp to set your AC at is 78 degrees. This is an excellent starting point, as it keeps your home cool without overusing the AC. However, for some families, this is still not ideal. It’s good, then, that there are ways to improve your home’s comfort level.
1. Use Ceiling Fans to Cool a Room
By using your home’s ceiling fans to cool a room, you circulate the air which makes your home feel more comfortable. Just remember to turn your fans off when you are not in a room or you’re not at home.
2. Block Sunlight from Windows
One way of keeping your home cooler is to block sunlight from windows. The use of shades and blinds can help reduce the rate at which your house warms up.
3. Adjust the Thermostat for When You’re Away
You don’t need to keep your home temperatures comfortable when you’re away from home. For those times, you can set the thermostat higher to save on energy costs. Investing in a programmable thermostat can help you keep your home cool by automatically adjusting your settings based on a set schedule.
Getting the Best in Air Conditioner Maintenance
At Arpi’s Industries, we proudly serve homeowners in Calgary and nearby communities with all their cooling needs. No matter if you need air conditioner maintenance, you have questions about temperature settings, or a new HVAC system, we can help. Contact us today to learn more.