What Should I Set My Thermostat To?
This is a common question we receive at ACE Home Services. We understand that you
want to find a setting on your thermostat that can keep your home comfortable, but won’t
skyrocket your monthly electric bills.
Finding the best setting for your home in Phoenix can be tricky due to summer temperatures that
reach as high as 120°F. You don’t want to set the thermostat too high, making your home
uncomfortably warm, but you also don’t want to set it to low and overwork your air conditioner.
We suggest that you set the temperature in the range of 74-78°F. Keep in mind that this number
can vary depending on your family and their respective needs.
Don’t Set The Temperature Too Low!
When attempting to cool your home, many people make the mistake of cranking the
thermostat to low temperatures. This action DOES NOT cool your home any faster than it
normally does. Instead, it just pushes your air conditioner to its limit and raises your energy
usage, ultimately costing you extra money. Your A/C will work at the same pace as it tries to
cool your home, but it will take longer and use more energy to do so. We do not recommend
If you are looking to cool your home down quickly and efficiently, make sure all the windows
and doors and closed and well insulated. Keep your A/C on, even when you aren’t home, and you
will be able to enjoy a cool and comfortable environment throughout the whole summer. Our
professionals at ACE also suggest installing a programmable thermostat, which gives you more
control of your home’s air, even while you are away.
For more information, call ACE Home Services today! Our friendly staff is here to help you with
ALL your home needs. We are available 24/7, with live representatives standing by.