Choosing the right temperature for your home

August 17, 2022 – Hot days will be here for awhile still, but cooler days aren’t too far away. Depending on the temperature in sunny SWFL, it is important to choose the right temperature to keep your house comfy while keeping your energy consumption low. LCEC energy experts recommend the following:

Hot day:
LCEC recommends setting your A/C to 78 degrees Fahrenheit while home, and 83 degrees if you will be gone for more than two hours. Each degree below the recommended temperature of 78 degrees adds eight percent or more to your cooling costs.

Cold day:
Set your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit while home, and 65 when you leave your home. Heating is the most intense use of electric energy in the average home, is the most expensive electric appliance and costs two to three times more than cooling so use it wisely!

When going on vacation, keep the A/C set at 83 degrees or higher. Remember to keep your curtains closed to keep your home from being overly hot when you return.

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