Trusted South Florida Licensed Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical Experts Since 1983!
EMERGENCY HOTLINE 1-800-475-1504
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 8am – 7pm

What’s The Best Temperature To Set Your Thermostat?

good ac temperature
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Summer heat in South Florida can be a scorcher. It’s not uncommon to reach feel temperatures between 105 and 110 degrees. Even with a cool ocean breeze, the heat and humidity can be enough to make you want to stay inside.

Keeping your home comfortable and cool is critical. Knowing a good AC temperature helps achieve that without breaking the bank. The experts at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric are here to explain the best temperature for your thermostat.

Good AC Temperature Basics

Of course, what you set your thermostat at comes down to what makes you most comfortable. However, following some basic guidelines can help save you energy and money. Energy Star recommends setting your temperature as close to the outside temperature as possible. For South Florida residents, this isn’t often an option.

One common misconception is that your home will cool faster if you set your AC lower when you turn it on. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), this is untrue and can cost you more money because of the increase in energy.

By following these few thermostat guidelines, you can keep your home comfortable and reduce energy use.

Ideal Thermostat Temperature

Maintaining a steady temperature is critical to keep your AC from overworking itself. As our bodies are most comfortable with indoor temperatures between 74 and 76 degrees, 75 degrees is the best temperature for your thermostat. However, if you are gone during the day, you can set it between 76 and 78 degrees to help save energy. You can also adjust the thermostat higher while you sleep. Never set your thermostat too high; it can be difficult to return to a comfortable temperature.

Temperature Tips And Tricks

While 75 degrees may be the best temperature, saving money on your energy bill doesn’t just come down to adjusting your thermostat. There are several simple ways you can beat the heat this summer.

Become A Fan Of Fans

Ceiling fans won’t be a replacement for your air conditioner, but they can help cool your home. The increase in air circulation allows you to bump up your thermostat a couple of degrees without sacrificing your comfort. Always contact a professional, such as Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, to install or service your ceiling fan.

Keep It Clean

Over time, your AC unit will accumulate dirt, dust, and other debris. If you don’t have regular maintenance done on your unit, it won’t perform at its best. This buildup will also result in higher energy bills. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we offer a signature 20-point precision tune-up. Our tune-up includes checking all integral parts of your unit.

Let’s Get Digital

Automating your home’s temperature with a programmable or smart thermostat is a great way to control your air conditioner from anywhere. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric offers the best programmable solutions to monitor your thermostat activity. Programmable and smart thermostats allow you to set up your thermostat to automatically adjust to ideal temperatures throughout the day. Our Comfort Advisors are here to help you find the perfect digital solution.

The Best Thermostats In South Florida

Adjusting your thermostat in the summer can be tricky. From the age and condition of your unit to what temperature you find most comfortable, these are just a few factors to consider. Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric recommends having your unit serviced at least once a year to improve its life expectancy.

Since 1983, we have been the coolest HVAC technicians in South Florida. While keeping your thermostat to 75 degrees is a great way to reduce energy use and costs, our experts are here to help you find the best ways to keep cool.

If you have any questions about your thermostat or would like to explore new options, call Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric at 1-800-475-1504 or schedule service online today!


art plumbing, ac and electric

Schedule a Service Call

For Immediate Emergency Assistance Call 1-800-475-1504

Schedule Service