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What Should My Thermostat Be Set to in Summer?

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You may be wondering what the ideal thermostat setting is for summer. After all, you want to stay cool and comfortable without wasting energy or money. Read on to learn about the factors that influence your thermostat settings, how to optimize your energy savings, and other tips for maximizing your AC system this summer in San Antonio.

Factors That Influence Thermostat Settings

What temperature to set your thermostat during one of San Antonio’s sizzling summers depends on a few factors, including the climate you live in, the type of air conditioning system you have, and your personal preferences.

In general, most people find that a setting between 76 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit is comfortable during the summer.

Central Air Conditioner Tips

If you have a central air conditioner, it’s important to note that lower temperatures will put more strain on the system and could lead to higher energy bills. Conversely, higher temperatures can make your home feel stuffy and uncomfortable.

Ultimately, the best thermostat setting for summer is one that feels comfortable to you and keeps your home at a reasonable temperature without using excessive energy.

Try using fans and drapes to help lower the inside temperature of your home naturally and save strain on your AC.

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Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

If you want to keep your energy bills low and your AC running smoothly all summer, then you need to invest in a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to set the temperature for when you’re home and away, so you’re not cooling an empty house.

Experiment With Different Temperatures

To find what works best for your family, experiment with different settings and monitor your energy bills over time. With a little trial and error, you can find the ideal setting that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and efficiency.

Keep Up on Maintenance

Many people have trouble with their air conditioners in the summer. This can be due to increased wear and tear on the unit or problems with the system itself. If you’re having trouble with your AC during the summer, there are a few things you can do to help support it and keep it running smoothly.

One of the most important things you can do is regularly check your air filter. A clogged or dirty air filter can hinder the performance of your AC, so it’s important to change or clean it as needed. Also make sure your vents are free from obstruction — this will allow for better airflow and less strain on your system.

Another thing you can do is to get your AC serviced regularly. This will help identify potential issues and fix them before they become major problems. Servicing your AC will also help improve its efficiency, which can save you money on your energy bills.

Keep an eye on your AC unit itself. If you notice anything unusual, such as strange noises or smells, contact Damiani’s Comfort Design at 210-646-9600.

Taking these simple steps can help ensure your AC unit runs smoothly all summer.

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