What Temperature Should You Set Your Air Conditioner At In The Summer?

Everyone has different preferences for how cool they like their home to be. However, there are some general guidelines that can help you decide what temperature to set your air conditioner at in summer.

The Right Temperature

The right temperature depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, the size of your home, and your personal preferences. In general, though, most people set their air conditioners somewhere between 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months.

If you set your air conditioner at a higher temperature, you may find that your home feels a bit stuffy. However, this can save you money on your energy bill. At a lower temperature, your home will feel cooler, but you may end up paying more for your energy bill. Ultimately, the best temperature for your air conditioner in summer is the one that keeps you and your family comfortable while also saving you money.

Additionally, your settings during the day and evening will likely be different. For example, you may want to set your air conditioner a bit higher during the daytime when everyone is out of the house. Then, you can lower the temperature at night when everyone is home and trying to sleep. Experiment with different settings to see what works best for you and your family. And remember, you can always adjust your air conditioner as needed throughout the summer months.

Smart Thermostats

When you get an air conditioning installation in Maple Plain, MN, we recommend installing a smart thermostat. You can do this at the time of an installation or any time after.

Smart thermostats can also help you save energy by automatically adjusting the temperature based on whether anyone is home. You will receive various benefits with a smart thermostat:

  • You can control your air conditioner through your smartphone, like presetting the temperatures before you reach home.
  • You can save money on your monthly energy bills as smart thermostats provide you with accurate calculations as to when to switch off your system.
  • Smart thermostats adjust their settings through movement sensors. They note when your family leaves and comes back and adjusts the air conditioner accordingly.
  • It reminds you of maintenance schedules and tracks how much energy you use daily and weekly.
  • You can link your smart thermostat with other compatible appliances as well.
  • Some smart thermostats come with voice controls.

Common Air Conditioner Problems

If your air conditioner is not reaching the set temperature, you can try these tips to troubleshoot the system:

  • Check the thermostat for wiring problems and connection issues. It may be as simple as changing the battery.
  • Change or clean the air filters.
  • Remove debris from the outdoor unit.
  • Ensure that your air conditioner is not too old to function efficiently this season.

If you’re still having trouble with your system, give Countryside Heating & Cooling Solutions a call for AC service. Whether you need a repair or AC replacement in Maple Plain, MN, our technicians are ready to help! Contact us at (763) 299-9996 or email us at maggiemae@countryside-solutions.com.