What is too hot? What is too cold? The answer to that question will differ with every person you ask and even based on the time of year. A comfortable inside temperature varies widely from one climate zone to the next, from one building to the next, and even from one individual to the next.
A leader in air conditioning in Tampa, Del-Air, believes that every family should be able to control the temperature in their home. To that end, we take the time to discuss your home temperature when we visit you for service. You control your temperature, and it’s meant to please your family, not the average person on the street. Where should you set the thermostat to achieve the most comfort for the greatest efficiency?
Choosing the Right Temperature
While the decision of where to set your thermostat is a personal one, we at Del-Air recommend starting out at 78 degrees, which is the ENERGY STAR suggestion. If this is not tolerable, ENERGY STAR suggests raising or lowering the temperature one degree at a time until you find your threshold. Use this highest possible setting for the hours when you are home and active. If 78 degrees is too warm for you, then lower the setting one degree at a time until you are comfortable in your home.
A couple more tips for homeowners:
- A ceiling fan will help you feel cooler. However, it doesn’t do anything except create wind chill by moving the air, so remember to turn it off when you’re not home or using a room.
- A programmable thermostat is a money saver, since it automatically turns up the thermostat at night, as long as it’s programmed to do so. Don’t forget to set your thermostat to a higher temperature at night and when you’re away from the house at work or school.
Contact Del-Air’s Air Conditioning Pros
For expert air conditioning in Tampa, look no further than Del-Air. With more than 30 years of experience, we have the skills and knowledge to handle even the toughest AC jobs. Please browse the rest of the Del-Air blogs for more energy-saving tips, or call 866-796-4874 to speak to someone on our team.