(Closed) What do you have your a/c set to?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 16
3030 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Lil, we’re Midwest and I hate being hot. Ours is on 70.

Post # 17
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We try out best to keep it at 75 during the summer.

Post # 18
697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine stays on 60 degrees 24/7 between June and August. I will not sweat in my house. If I want to sweat, I’ll walk out the door. I live in Mississippi. In 10 seconds, you are a pile of goo outside.

Post # 19
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

78 during the day, 76 when we’re home.

Post # 20
121 posts
Blushing bee

73 all day long – it feels amazing!

Post # 21
3064 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Dr_dazzle:  oh man, we keep it at 68!!! Our house is small though so its not a huge expense.

We are in chicago burbs and it gets really hot and humid here, so I like the house to be cold. My DH would probably keep it at 60 if I would tolerate it. lol

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 12 months ago by  Boxerlover24.
Post # 22
2108 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We have a Nest and our energy company has a program that causes the rates between 2pm and 7pm to change on a day to day basis. Most days from morning until 2, it’s 74 or 75 degrees, from 2-7 it’s usually 78, then from 8-morning it’s 73 or 74. On the weekends it is pretty much always 73-74. It sounds confsing but with the Nest we don’t have to think about it!

ETA- our house is insulated extremely well so when the thermostat turns to 78, our house doesn’t get that hot even when it is 100 outside, so our AC just never has to kick on and we have a fresh air circulation system that runs ever 30 minutes so it doesn’t get stuffy. We are much more concerned with comfort than energy consumption- actual 78 inside would cause my husband to fry! 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 12 months ago by  LittleDove.
Post # 23
10379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Well, I crank it up to 80 when we are gone and out of the house. Keeps the energy bill lower. When we are home usually around 74, sometimes lower at bedtime. 


Post # 24
2678 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Well we live in Southern California with just a dry (albeit high) heat in a well-insulated home, but we only keep it between 76-68 depending how it is on any particular day.

Lower than 76 is way too cold for me and I can’t believe how many people keep it that low haha.

Post # 25
2317 posts
Buzzing bee

78 all day long. We have a dehumidifier that helps make the higher temperature comfortable.  And thanks to this post  I just realized the house will be empty until around 7 or later so im about to use my cell to turn it up to 83 and save  a few dollars.  Remote thermostats were the best invention! 

Post # 28
3560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

71 or 72. It’s about 95-100 outside every day.

Post # 29
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We keep it at about 72, BUT it feels somewhat warmer than that.  During the winter we keep it at 66 and that is comfortable. I think our thermostat is off.  

Post # 30
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We keep ours between 78/80. We live in SoCal, so on days where it’s a cool 80-85, we leave the windows open for as long as possible, and then we cool the house down right before bed and leave the windows open. On days where it’s in the 90s, all the windows are closed, but we still keep the thermostat at 80. Energy Star recommends setting your A/C no lower than 78.

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