Summer is here, and it’s now hotter than ever! Because of this, your air conditioning will be put to use full force this season. However, with prices continually rising, it certainly is helpful to know where to cut back and be able to save where able. Fortunately, your Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning experts can guide you today to help find the most energy-efficient temperature setting for your AC that is comfortable and can still keep your energy usage under control, ultimately leading to increased energy savings! 


Understanding Energy-Efficiency: 

Let’s talk about energy efficiency first before discussing the optimal AC temperature. Energy efficiency means being comfortable while using the least amount of energy possible. On top of that, by being energy efficient, we can reduce our carbon footprint and save money on energy bills.  

Surprisingly, the U.S. Department of Energy suggests a thermostat setting of 78°F (25.5°C) for the summer months. This temperature is recommended as it provides a comfortable balance while also being energy-efficient. We understand that you might find 78°F quite warm – and rightfully so! But please note that this temperature reference is not a one-size-fits-all solution, as it varies based on individual preferences and locations. In other words, what works for one person, may not work for another. You can use this as a guide and adjust the temperature to your liking for maximum energy efficiency.  

Find Your Energy-efficiency Temp: 

It’s recommended that you start with a thermostat setting of 78°F to find your optimal temperature. Experimenting with this temperature for a few hours will give you an idea of how comfortable it is for everyone in your household. After several hours have passed, based on their reactions, you can adjust the temperature up or down by a degree or two. Then, repeat this process gradually over the next few days until you find the temperature that works best for you but is still within an energy-efficient range. 

Practicing Energy-efficient Tricks:  

  • Keeping the curtains or blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day is recommended to prevent the heat in your home from increasing due to sunlight. 
  • Consider using energy-efficient window coverings or reflective films to reduce heat transfer through your windows. Although it may seem like a small change, these options can make a significant difference. 
  • To prevent hot air from entering your home and cool air from escaping, make sure to seal any air leaks around your windows, doors, and ductwork. 
  • To reduce the pressure on your cooling system, it is advisable to refrain from using appliances that produce heat during peak hours. 
  • If you don’t already have one, you might want to think about using a smart thermostat. It can help you understand your habits and automatically adjust the temperature according to your daily routine (I.e. when you’re away from home, etc.) 

It’s important to balance staying cool and conserving energy in the summer. By finding a comfortable medium between personal comfort and sustainability, we can enjoy a comfortable living space while reducing energy consumption. You can call Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning for all your cooling and AC needs at (937) 230-5521, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!  

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Why Choose Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning for HVAC Services?

The home comfort team here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning understands that there are many heating and cooling companies throughout the Miami Valley area. And a lot of them might seem like they’re cheaper.  However, you get what you pay for when it comes to comfort systems and HVAC-related work. Just because an HVAC contractor is cheaper doesn’t mean you’re going to save money.

At Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, our level of air care goes above and beyond what other HVAC companies consider “business as usual.” We truly believe that comfort is our calling, and we want you to remember that if your comfort machine becomes compromised. One call is all it takes, and we’ll take it from there.

Because we are homeowners and have families of our own, we believe we understand our customers’ home comfort and air quality concerns better than anyone in this business. And we also understand how every dollar counts when working with a budget. We offer online deals and convenient financing options.

On every job we do, we always guarantee customer satisfaction across the board. Our long list of HVAC services and products includes everything related to home comfort equipment and Indoor Air Quality technology — including emergency repair services, heating and cooling system installation and replacement, humidifier installations, diagnostics, and more. We also offer heat pump services!

Get a free online estimate from the HVAC experts in Troy, OH! We've installed, repaired and serviced every brand of equipment you can imagine. We know just what to do! We offer low-cost diagnostics on all types of HVAC equipment. And, we offer seasonal maintenance or preventative maintenance at competitive prices with service agreements at discounted rates. We are Troy’s one-stop 24-hour emergency HVAC repair service, assistance every day of the year. You shouldn’t have to compromise comfort or quality to cut costs. We encourage you to see for yourself why our team of NATE-certified technicians is considered the heroes of HVAC.

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