How you should manage your Air Conditioner when you’re not home.

When you are not home during the day, your air conditioner should be off. Depending on how hot it is near you, we usually keep our air conditioner programmed to 84 because after that it begins to be too uncomfortable to even walk into the home. A simple solution for this is to install a Smart Thermostat.

However, when we keep our AC to 84, more often than not it won’t reach anywhere near there during the day.

What temperature you should keep it at when you’re home?

When you are home, the temperature is entirely up to you. I’m not the kind of person to leave the air conditioning running 24/7, so I will usually drop it to a few degrees below the current temperature.

This will activate the unit so you can feel the cold air coming in without forcing it to reach a number that might be insane. If you want the house to be colder, we recommend bringing it down 5 degrees at a time until you reach the level you’re happy with.

What temperature you should have it on when you’re asleep?

While you’re sleeping, it is recommended by members of the healthcare profession that you keep the temperature between 60 and 67 degrees.

The biggest component of initiating sleep in your body is bringing your body temperature down. So the colder your house is, the easier it is for you to find that comfortable temperature for sleep.

Additionally, if you have small children or toddlers in the house, try keeping it at 65 to 70 instead to prevent them from being uncomfortable.

At Buehler Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we love working with and talking about air conditioners. If you would like to learn more about our services or how you can better use your unit, please call us today!

company icon