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Finding the Ideal Temperature for Your AC

Person's hand setting AC temperature to 78 on a thermostat on a white wall.

With the weather warming up and summer on the way, it’s important to set the right temperature for your air conditioner, as it can make or break your comfort. Especially in the Kentucky area, homeowners need to prepare their AC for peak performance to ensure optimal comfort and energy efficiency.

In this blog post, the cooling experts at Arronco Comfort Air discuss how families can achieve the ideal temperature for their AC, ensuring their systems remain in top working condition even on the hottest days of the year.

Understanding Comfort Zones

When discussing indoor comfort, you may hear others refer to the “comfort zone.” This describes the range of temperatures and humidity levels at which people feel comfortable indoors. Understanding where your (and your family’s) comfort zone lies helps you achieve the ideal indoor temperature. Humidity, ventilation, and personal preferences influence your comfort zone; balancing these factors remains critical to achieving efficiency.

Setting the Perfect Temperature

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the ideal temperature setting for your AC during the summer is 78º F. At this temperature, systems can provide cooling service while offering maximum energy savings for homeowners; however, this temperature may not be ideal for all families.

Most companies believe that setting a daily routine on your thermostat that adjusts temperatures throughout the day is the most efficient way to operate your HVAC system; we believe setting and forgetting the temperature on your AC is more beneficial to your home and your budget. Remember that if you increase or decrease your system more than 3º F at a time, there’s a heavier energy load than just leaving it consistently at a constant temperature. So set it and forget it.

Energy Efficiency Tips

Along with leaving your thermostat at a constant temperature, there are other ways homeowners can maximize energy efficiency during the hottest days of the year, including:

  • Proper insulation: A well-insulated home can help prevent unwanted thermal transfer, keeping hot air from getting in.
  • Regular maintenance: Routine AC maintenance can optimize energy efficiency, enhance performance, and reduce cooling costs.
  • Alternative cooling: Using ceiling fans and shades in conjunction with your AC can help reduce your reliance on your cooling system and lower your energy bills.

Keeping Cool With Arronco Comfort Air

Finding the ideal temperature for your AC involves understanding comfort zones, setting the perfect temperature, maximizing energy efficiency, and personalizing your cooling experience. At Arronco, our team understands how to strike the perfect balance between indoor comfort and energy efficiency.

Whether you need an AC tune-up ahead of the summer or want to install a smart thermostat, we’re here to help. With over 40 years of local service experience and emergency service availability, we’re confident in our ability to deliver prompt, professional solutions you can trust.

Schedule air conditioning services with Arronco by contacting our team today.

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