When it comes to the temperature indoors, everyone has a different preference, so it can be hard to find the right setting for the air conditioner during the summer season.

Ideally, it should be set within the range of 22-26 degrees Celsius which is not too cold and not too hot. Most people find this range to be the most comfortable.

Along with your comfort, you have to also consider the costs and find a setting that works for both. The goal is to save money and remain cool all summer long which is easier said than done a lot of the time.

The reason it gets tricky is that each family member can have a different setting preference so it’s hard to find the right balance that suits everyone. Discuss the matter with everyone and see if there is a happy medium that everyone can live with. You don’t want the thermostat being played with every day and it’s not good to have people constantly changing the temperature because you won’t get to a solution that way nor will you be saving any money. If you want the best of both worlds try the following tricks to stay cool and save money at the same time:

  • Install a smart thermostat to help you save substantially. The special programs allow you to increase and decrease the temperature of your home based on your outings so you’re not wasting energy or money by keeping your home cool when you’re at work all day. A smart thermostat allows you to cool your home again an hour or so before you get there so it’s the perfect temperature when you walk in.
  • Set your thermostat to a higher setting when it’s time to sleep. If you’re thinking this will affect your sleep negatively, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that’s not the case. You can wear light fabrics and soft pajamas and remove any blankets so that you are comfortable without having to set your thermostat to a cool setting. At the very least, it’s worth a try.
  • Limit your appliance use during the summer because ovens and light fixtures give off a significant amount of heat which will affect the temperature in your home. Try not to use any appliances during the afternoon when the sun is at its worst. This includes the dryer which emits a high amount of moisture. Instead, hang your clean laundry outside to dry.

The most important consideration is to keep your home comfortable. It helps when you’re saving money too. If you have any heating and air conditioning questions or concerns contact Your Local HVAC Team for help! They specialize in furnaces in the Muskoka and Bracebridge areas so give them a call anytime you need.