Agreeing on a thermostat temperature is an ongoing war in households across the country. Some prefer it to be a few degrees colder, while others wrap themselves in blankets and layers of clothing when the temperature is set anywhere below 60°F.
The Battle of the Thermostat
While everyone’s body temperature and preferences differ, it is possible to find that middle sweet spot that even your bickering family can agree on, especially if it will lower your energy bills.
Finding Your Temperature
There is no one perfect temperature that will please every family. That’s why the best way to find what works for yours is to simply test out a few different temperatures over a period of time.
But don’t worry, we won’t throw you out in the cold - or heat - to fend for yourself! The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (say that five times fast) considers 72°F the perfect “comfortable temperature”. Experiment with going a few degrees up and down of that number to see what your family enjoys most.
By moving to a more efficient temperature, it’s possible to save money on your heating and cooling bills. Setting your thermostat to 68°F is often a comfortable and efficient temperature for families. Your air conditioner will thank you for not making it work overtime as well!
For complete control of your home’s temperature and even more savings, we recommend installing a smart thermostat. These devices are completely programmable and can be controlled from your smartphone! Using this technology, you’re able to set your thermostat on a timer so that your house will warm up while you’re at work, and cool off as you’re making your commute home.
San Jose Heating & Air Conditioning
The comfort control of your home is an essential part of being a homeowner. Contact DG Heating & Air Conditioning for your air conditioning repairs, replacements, and tune-ups. Give us a call at (408) 669-3496, or set up an appointment online.