Selecting the right summer temperature for your home depends on finding the right thermostat setting that balances savings and comfort. Many experts agree that 78 degrees is optimal for the summer months. Regardless of what temperature you choose, thermostats should be set at a relatively constant level throughout the day. Proper use of a digital thermostat can help reduce costs by automatically scheduling your air conditioning to run only at the times you actually need.
Whether you use a programmable thermostat to control your AC or not,remember to let your air conditioning unit rest. Opening your windows during the cooler evening hours reduces your costs and allows fresh air to in your home. Keeping windows covered with dark shades reduces the amount of heat from the sun trapped inside. Upgrade your thermostat, and consult with an expert for additional tips to lower your energy bill and keep your home comfortable.