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What Temperature Should I Set My AC At This Summer?

The warmer weather in Rhode Island forces homeowners to struggle with the heat and humidity. You should not set your thermostat too low to avoid additional energy charges and work on your AC unit. The lower you set your thermostat in the summer the higher the energy bill. What is the optimal temperature to set your AC to this summer? 

What’s the Correct Temperature?

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends maintaining a temperature of 78°F (26°C) when you’re at home in the hot summer months. This temperature will keep you cool while also saving money on your power bill. Call the experts at Greenwood Plumbing & Heating to install a new air conditioner before summer! 

How To Control Humidity Level?

Now you might be wondering how this affects the humidity in your house, because we’ve determined the temperature at which your air conditioners should operate this summer. Humidity is a contributing factor to the discomfort caused by maintaining your AC units at higher settings. 

One of the most essential things that an air conditioner does is to reduce overall moisture in a home. Make sure your device isn’t too big for your house and that you’re relying on your AC to combat humidity. The EPA recommends maintaining a relative humidity level of 30% to 50% throughout the summer to prevent mold and plagues, allowing you to be more comfortable in the summer heat. 

Programmable Thermostat

In order to save money on your energy bill, it’s a good idea to raise the temperature of your thermostat while you’re away. Although this can help you save money on your power bill, few people remember to change the temperature when they come home. Fortunately, with a clever or programmable thermostat, you can maintain a pleasant living environment without missing out on any opportunities to save money. You can customize settings such as room temperatures and house vacancy time.

You have the ability to set your air conditioner to start cooling down 30 minutes before you arrive and ensure that the inside is pleasant when you get there. You can even utilize several programmable thermostats’ buttons to promote humidity levels by pressing them in a certain sequence. 

We can help you save money on any of your HVAC installations and repairs. If you’re looking for an air conditional repair or HVAC contractor in Rhode Island, give the experts at Greenwood Plumbing & Heating a call today!