Deciding what temperature to set your Edwardsville, IL AC unit is never easy. Everyone has different preferences on what thermostat settings and temperatures are most comfortable. Here are some steps you can take to keep your home cool and lower your electricity bill.
Recommended Home Temperatures In The Summer
In terms of what your AC should be set at, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Depending on your home, the time of day and where you live the temperature of your home may vary. The U.S Department of Energy recommends keeping the temperature at 78 degrees during the summer—but if you live in a particularly hot area keeping it at 78 degrees may cost you more. Keeping your home at 85 degrees when you are not home in the summer could save you about 5-15% on your electric bill.
Should I Buy a Programmable Thermostat?
A programmable thermostat is a great option if you are trying to save money on your energy costs. A programmable thermostat helps regulate the temperature in your home during the summer keeping it at an ideal level while you are home and keeping the temperature higher when you are away from home. The Energy Star estimates that by using these types of programs, consumers could save around $50 or more on their cooling bills each year.
Should You Use the Air Conditioning or Ceiling Fan?
If you’re looking for a way to cool your home turning on the ceiling fan can help with circulation in the home, allowing hot air to escape more easily. In addition, if you have both an AC unit and a ceiling fan running at once, they should work together to improve airflow in your home—which means less time spent running your AC unit!
Combining your air conditioning unit like Amana with a programmable thermometer, ceiling fans, and proper maintenance will save you money in the future! Enjoy your summer by feeling cool and comfortable in your home.
For seasonal maintenance tune-ups give our team at B & W Heating & Cooling a call today!