It usually doesn’t take long for temperatures to heat up in the Fayette County area during spring. If you plan on using your AC to keep your home comfortable, what should you set it at? Knowing the ideal spring AC setting can help ensure that your home isn’t too hot or too cold when the weather warms up.
What temperature should you set your thermostat at during spring? Ideally, you should try keeping it at 78 degrees when it’s warm or hot outside. This temperature should keep your home cool while also reducing your energy usage. Setting it at a lower temperature means your AC will be running more often to cool your home, leading to increased energy usage and cooling bills. If 78 isn’t keeping your home cool enough based on your personal preferences, try setting it a degree or two lower until you reach a temperature that works for you and your family.
If you’ll be away from home for awhile, such as when you leave for work during the day, consider raising your thermostat a few degrees this spring. Doing this helps cut down on your energy usage. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can set it to go lower before you arrive home from work so that your house will feel cool and comfortable.
In addition to knowing the ideal spring AC setting, you should also plan to have HVAC maintenance done this season. This helps ensure that your AC will be able to cool your home efficiently no matter how warm it is outside. During maintenance, technicians can look for signs of AC problems that need to be repaired. Having this done sooner rather than later this season means you won’t have to worry about your AC breaking down when it gets even hotter out.
If you need HVAC maintenance at your Fayette County home this spring, please contact Powers Heating & Air. Our technicians can provide you with reliable maintenance to keep your AC running as efficiently as possible.