As a long time, Irvine CA HVAC repair company, one of the most common questions that we get asked by our customers on a regular basis is what's the best temperature that I should set my thermostat at during the summer months?
If your goal is to save money on your energy costs while ensuring that your home stays cool, even on hot summer days, you should consider setting your thermostat at 78 degrees.
This temperature will ensure that your home continues to stay cool, while at the same time saving you money because, it's unlikely that your air conditioner will turn on unless we have temperatures in the 80’s.
How To Keep Your Home Cool During the Summer Months
Even though an air conditioner is a great asset that keeps a home cool during the summer months, the reality is that there are a variety of other ways that homeowners can turn to to help keep their homes cool including the following:
Energy Efficient Curtains - Yes, it's true, energy-efficient curtains are an excellent way to keep your home cool during the summer months because, unlike traditional drapery, these curtains are designed to keep the heat out, and cool air in each room of your home.
Reseal Doors & Windows - if it's been a while since you re-sealed the doors and windows in your home, you should take the time to check every door and window to ensure that they have a tight-fitting seal.
There are a variety of different ways to do this but, during the summer months, the easiest way is to turn on air conditioning and check those doors and windows when you’re standing outside your home.
If you can fill cool air escaping from a window or door, it's likely that the seal has long since decayed and it's time to be replaced.
Invest In Ceiling Fans - Last of all, the most important, another great way to keep your home cool during the summer months is to invest in ceiling fans for each room.
Ceiling fans are a cost-effective way to circulate the air inside of your home, and they can also be used to distribute the warm air during the winter months so that your home always stays warm and toasty even on cold winter days.
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