The Ideal Summer Thermostat Setting

Cold air keeps pumping throughout your home, and it turns your air conditioning up to it max setting. Sure, it feels good to escape the summer heat and relax in the coolness of your home, but it may hurt your air conditioning unit and your wallet. To keep your unit running now and for years to come, turn it to the ideal summer thermostat setting.

For comfort and efficiency, we recommend setting your thermostat to 78 degrees. When you are away from your home, program your thermostat to a higher temperature. You find that the smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall energy bill will be.

Not all homes and climates are the same, and there might be a different ideal temperature that fits the needs of you and your family. With higher humidity levels in the summer, you may change your air conditioning unit to cooler temperatures. Rooms that face the sun will become warmer than others, and you may need to set the temperature lower than 78 to stay comfortable.

You can combat high humidity levels with equipment other than your air conditioning. A dehumidifier will help pull the moisture out of the air, helping you feel both cooler and more comfortable. In the summer, you can also run exhaust fans in the kitchen or bathroom to keep humidity down. 

There are other great ways to feel more comfortable that don’t require any electricity. You should dress for the season, and that means in the summer you can wear lighter clothing and shorts to help you feel cooler. You can also pull the curtains closed to block out the sun, creating a more comfortable room atmosphere.

Each season requires different methods to stay comfortable, and your home might have a different ideal thermostat setting than others. Your thermostat can control your heating and cooling system, keeping you comfortable every day of the year. To find your home’s ideal summer thermostat setting, call Sunrise Heating and Plumbing today at 616-293-9326. By providing exceptional customer service, our staff can handle any problem.