Energy Efficiency DIY Tips & Tricks
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.
To maximize energy efficiency and reduce your AC bills during summer, the optimal AC temperature is 78°F (25°C).
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.
Energy Star recommends that you use a higher temperature setting of about 4°F (2.2°C) higher than your typical daytime temperature setting.
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).
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.
Installing a programmable thermostat and zone control is the best way to maintain a cooler home in summer and lower your energy bills.
If your home is not reaching the desired temperature, its time to start troubleshooting the issue. You also may need professional HVAC help.
Thermostat placement can significantly impact its ability to control your home’s temperature.
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 outside condenser for cleanliness and correct spacing. Your AC condenser requires airflow so make sure you have it!
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.