Written on: August 28, 2023
We’ve all heard the guidelines about saving money on cooling costs by setting the central air thermostat as high as you can stand it. But if you aren’t comfortable at, say, 78 degrees – the typical summer thermostat recommendation – what are you supposed to do? The good news is that there is no hard and fast rule or one-size-fits-all solution. Read on to learn more about how you can keep your cooling costs reasonable, while still staying cool and comfortable in the New Jersey heat.
The best summer AC thermostat setting for someone who hates being hot can vary based on personal preferences and energy efficiency considerations. However, a recommended starting point is typically around 72 to 76 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 24 degrees Celsius) when you are at home and active. This range strikes a balance between staying comfortable and keeping energy costs under control.
You don’t have to sweat it out at 78 degrees if that’s not your comfort preference. Here are some guidelines to consider:
Remember, everyone’s ideal temperature can differ, so feel free to experiment with the settings to find what works best for you. Additionally, consider other ways to enhance the coolness, such as closing curtains or blinds during the hottest parts of the day and using energy-efficient appliances to reduce unnecessary heat production in your home.
The AC pros at Anyzek can help you select the right temperature for your family’s needs and preferences, and let you know about AC equipment repairs or upgrades that can keep costs down while the cool air is pumping.
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