Summertime has arrived. If you live in Medford, Klamath Falls or any of the surrounding areas of southern Oregon, it’s time to update your thermostat settings for the cooling season. If you live in a household of more than one person, determining the ideal temperature for your home air conditioning could involve some negotiations and experimenting. Read on for some tips on what the ideal temperature is for your air conditioning system this summer.

Daytime AC Temperature

If you work from home or spend most of your days at home, set your thermostat to 75 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. While at home, you can wear summer clothing. Loose cotton fabric allows your body heat to dissipate away from you. If this temperature range is too warm for one person, consider the use of a box or standing fan.

Combine the AC and Ceiling Fan

Using a ceiling fan and your air conditioner helps you feel cooler. The air circulation from the fan moves heat away from your body. You may be able to set the thermostat a few degrees higher while you’re in a room with a ceiling fan. Overnight, try setting the thermostat to 72 degrees Fahrenheit while the fan is on medium to high speed.

Use a Programmable or Smart Thermostat

Programmable and smart thermostats make it easier to set the temperature of your air conditioner. You can program a daily or weekly schedule. Smart thermostats have algorithms that learn your schedule and use geofencing or motion detection. These work particularly well with zoned air conditioning systems. Using one of these thermostats could lower your summertime cooling costs.

At Metal Masters, Inc., we’re ready to provide you with reliable air conditioning maintenance in Medford. We also offer heating maintenance as well as heating and cooling repair and replacement services. Our attic insulation services improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. If you’re a Medford area business owner, you can count on us for top-notch commercial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and control services. For more tips on setting the ideal temperature for home air conditioning, get in touch with us at Metal Masters, Inc. today.