Last month, consumer reports issued some air conditioning setting recommendations to reduce energy consumption and costs. Even in relatively mild areas in the US that do not consistently experience long-term heat waves, energy bills can still shoot up in the summer.
The Energy Star, the federal program from the DOE and the Environmental Protection Agency, said the coolest thing to keep your home at is 78 degrees when you're home.
The Florida Public Service Commission also recommended keeping your thermostat at 78 degrees and raising it a few degrees when leaving for the day. The PSC also says to run ceiling fans while A / C runs at a higher temperature.
The US Department of Energy also says to keep your home at 78 degrees while you are there. The DOE also says to use ceiling fans to stay cool, but to remember that the fans are cooling people, not the whole room.
In 2017, Fox News busted five cooling myths, including those about fan cooling rooms, using a larger air conditioner and welding lowering the temperature.
The outlet found that no, getting a larger air conditioner will not give you better results, and an air conditioner doesn't just cool the air. Turning the temperature down to cool the house faster doesn't work either, Fox News reported.