Balance Comfort and Energy Efficiency

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With the extreme temperatures in the Las Vegas Valley, it’s hard to balance comfort and energy efficiency in the summer. It is generally recommended to set your thermostat to a temperature that balances comfort and energy efficiency in the summer months. The U.S. Department of Energy suggests setting your thermostat to 78°F (25.6°C) when you are at home and in need of cooling. This temperature allows for a comfortable environment while also helping to conserve energy and reduce electricity costs.

However, individual preferences may vary, and you should adjust the temperature based on your personal comfort level. Some people may prefer a slightly cooler setting, while others may be comfortable at a slightly higher temperature. Experiment with different settings to find what works best for you.

It’s also worth considering using programmable or smart thermostats that allow you to schedule temperature adjustments throughout the day. For example, you can program the thermostat to increase the temperature when you are away from home and lower it before you return to ensure a comfortable environment. This will help in minimizing energy usage.

Additionally, using ceiling fans and keeping curtains or blinds closed during the hottest parts of the day are great ways to help keep you comfortable. Ensuring your home is well-insulated can also contribute to maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature without relying solely on air conditioning.

If you are looking to replace your old thermostat with a programmable one, JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning can help! Give the professionals at JMAC a call today to ensure your family is able to balance comfort and energy efficiency this Summer!