Energy Star Recommends Set Air at 78 During the Day & 82 at Night?
It's hot! As the temperature rises outside you try as best you can to make the temperature in your house go down.
A new study from Energy Star the federal program said the best guidelines for the most efficient cooling would be to set your airconditioning thermostat to the following:
- 78° F when you’re home
- 85° F when you’re at work or away
- 82° F when you’re sleeping
Now that is a little to warm for even me! My husband who is a trained architect has always said that you can really only expect an airconditioning unit to cool up to 20 degrees from what the outside temperature is, at least efficiently to where the unit isn't running non stop!
We got a few responses on our app as to what temperature they keep their thermostat at:
We keep ours on 68 during the night, 72 when we are gone and during. The winter it never gets above 74.
I keep my ac at 64 at night and 70 during the day
66' with fans running year around
Let us know what you keep your thermostat at this time of year. Text us through our app!
Energy Star is a federal program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.