Best Temperature to Set My Thermostats for the Summer

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Long Beach Island NJ
Long Beach Island, NJ

One question our HVAC experts often get asked is, “what is the best temperature to set my thermostat to in the summer?” The U.S Department of Energy recommends setting your thermostat to 78 degrees while you are home. At Air Tech, we agree! Of course, however, your comfort is our first priority, so what if 78 is too warm for you? Well, with all our years in the industry, we have gathered a few ways to help you lower your bills while remaining comfortable in your home. 

Hitting the beach for the day? Back in the office? While you are away from your home, it is best to set an “away temperature”. Finding a happy balance for your home is key. We recommend setting your thermostat closer to the temperature outside. This can help slow the flow of the summer heat into your home, making it easier on your AC. 

Is your unit working properly? If you aren’t seeing any savings, it is possible your unit is not operating at peak efficiency. Give us a call, at Air Tech, we can come to you, assess the situation and give you the best solution for your home. Small things like leaking air ducts, poor insulation, or debris can affect your unit’s efficiency but it’s also possible your unit is on its last leg. With so many new options in the ac industry, we can be sure to get your home back to peak performance in no time. 

Looking for a quick fix on a hot summer day? 

  • Crack up the ceiling fans
  • Close the blinds or shade
  • Open your windows at night for a cool breeze and then close them in the morning to trap the cool air
  • Make sure your doors and windows have the proper seals to help keep the cool air in and the hot out
  • Avoid using hot appliances if possible

It may seem difficult at first but these tricks can be worked on overtime. Ease your family into the temperature rising and the other things that can help keep your home cool. Not sure if what you’re doing is making a difference? We are here to help you make your home comfortable; give us a call for our best solutions!