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What Is The Best Temperature To Set Your Thermostat To In The Summer?

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The first official day of summer is June 20th, however in Georgia, we’re already experiencing the heat and humidity. Summer likes to make its entrance into our state at a slow and steady pace. It’s preparing us for the real summer temperatures in our famously named “Hotlanta” area. Do you have a set date for when you’re going to turn the air conditioning on? Some people like to hold out until Memorial Day before they close the windows and succumb to a summer of air conditioner usage. Others closed their windows long along to prevent the pollen from coming into the house and coating every piece of furniture with its bright yellow color.

No matter when you choose to turn your air conditioning on, it’s important to consider what temperature to set your thermostat to. You want to consider two things when setting it. First, you’ll want to take into consideration what temperature feels right and comfortable for you and your family. You’ll also want to consider your energy budget. 

78 is an ideal temperature to set your thermostat to in the summer. It is estimated that for every degree that you raise your thermostat setting over 78 degrees in the summer, you could be saving yourself about six to eight percent off of your energy bill. 

If you have a programmable thermostat, you may want to think about setting your thermostat 5 to 8 degrees higher in the summer at times when you or your family is not home. This can help you save energy and money is you are going to be away from your home for several hours. You’ll also want to do this when you’re heading out on your vacation this summer. 

If you’re not sure your system is working to its capacity, call us at ClimateSmith to come out and run an AC system analysis. We will measure your energy consumption and energy costs. We can also offer you additional ways to potentially save more money when it comes to keeping your home cool in the summer. 

Keeping you cool this summer is our top priority! Call us today at ClimateSmith LLC.

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