What temperature should I set my A/C?

Last year, a few of you experienced freezing of the AC unit from overuse. When the unit freezes, the air will blow, but it’s no longer cold. The system is actually overheating from working too hard. This not only costs money in high utility bills, but it creates undue stress on the AC unit. These units are not designed to run ‘full blast’ for extended periods of time. Manufacturers and repair companies advise you to set a single constant temperature, and maintain that temperature, both night and day, varying by only a few degrees, if at all. The recommended ‘set point’ is typically about 76 degrees for our area.   Remember to change the air filter monthly.

Written By

Lucy Rutner

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