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What's The Best AC Temperature for Energy Saving?

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- By Russell Jones

Looking for ways to save energy and money on your air conditioner? Find the best AC temperature for energy saving, maximizing efficiency and reducing costs without compromising comfort. Get all the tips you need to save on your AC bill.

Best AC Temperature for Summer?

To maximize energy efficiency and reduce your AC bills during summer, the optimal AC temperature is 78°F (25°C). 

What’s the Best AC Temp for Energy Saving?

When you’re not home during the day, you can save money by setting your AC to a higher temperature. We recommend 7° to 10°F (13 – 18°C) higher.

Best AC Temperature for Sleeping in Summer

Energy Star recommends that you use a higher temperature setting of about 4°F (2.2°C) higher than your typical daytime temperature setting.

Real AC Temperature for Sleeping in Summer

Like me, most people prefer to sleep in a cooler room, which means a lower thermostat setting. The ideal temp is between 60° and 68°F (15.5° and 20°C).

What is the Average AC Temperature?

Anywhere between 72° to 78°F (22.2° to 25.5°C) is standard for the US. The general rule is most people prefer AC temps between 70° and 76°F in summer.

Set Your AC with a Smart Thermostat

Installing a programmable thermostat and zone control is the best way to maintain a cooler home in summer and lower your energy bills.

Thermostat Not Reaching Set Temperature

If your home is not reaching the desired temperature, its time to start troubleshooting the issue. You also may need professional HVAC help.

Check your Thermostat

Thermostat placement can significantly impact its ability to control your home’s temperature.

Check Your Air Filters

When was the last time you checked your air filters? Running your AC consistently means you need to be more aware of how often your air filters need changing.

Check your Outdoor AC Unit

Check your outside condenser for cleanliness and correct spacing. Your AC condenser requires airflow so make sure you have it!

The Age of your AC

Generally, an AC until last between 10 to 15 years.  so, if its approaching this number, it is best to have a professional check it out.

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