What Should You Keep Your AC At In Summer?

What Should You Keep Your AC At In Summer

There is a lot of debate about what temperature you should keep your residential or commercial air conditioning system set to during the summer. In subtropical climates, such as the one in Spring, TX, keeping the heat and humidity out can be quite difficult and expensive. So, what temperature should your air conditioner be kept at for the best cooling comfort and savings ratio? Well, according to the U.S. Department of Energy the best temperature to keep your space set to while you are occupying it is 78 degrees.


The problem with this number, especially in a place as hot as Texas, is that for many people, it is too warm to provide comfort from the outdoor heat. At Autumn Mechanical, we understand that many home and business owners wish to keep their spaces cooler than 78 degrees, but are interested in doing so with the smallest hit to their electric bill. Listed below are some tips for how to keep your electric bill low and your space cool during the hottest month of summer:


Raise The Temperature While You Are Away: Whenever you leave your home for an extended period of time, meaning anything over an hour, increasing the temperature in your space will give your air conditioning system a chance to take a break and will require less energy to maintain the temperature. However, it is important to note that you will not want to turn your system off, you will just want to raise it 2-4 degrees while you are away. Turning it off will make your home too hot and will require an excessive amount of energy to recool to a comfortable temperature.


Keep Your Fans On: Keeping your fans running is an excellent way to circulate the cool air you AC is providing in your space. You will want to keep these running as often as possible as they can dramatically increase the comfort of a space. This works for ceiling fans as well as free standing fans. If you notice your air conditioner is failing to cool your space as efficiently as it once did, the team at Autumn Mechanical can help to determine if there is an issue.


Whatever the issue with your air conditioner may be, the HVAC professionals at Autumn Mechanical are here to help you quickly identify the issue and find a solution that fits your needs and budget. From annual air conditioning tune ups to major repairs, our team has got you covered. Schedule an appointment with us today and don’t forget to ask about the financing options we have available for home and business owners.


HVAC Services in Spring, TX

Whenever you are looking for high quality air conditioning and heating services at an affordable price, we can help! We service and replace both commercial and residential HVAC systems in order to bring you the ultimate climate control. Autumn Mechanical proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including Briarpark, Midtown, Sugar Land, Cypress, Pearland, The West University Place, The Heights, Spring, Willowbrook, Houston, Springbranch and The Woodlands. Don’t hesitate, give us a call today to find out what we can do for your home or business!



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18812 Tomato St.
Spring, TX 77379
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