The human body’s average temperature is 37°C. In South Australia, the temperature during summer could go as high as 40°C. Generally, the best temperature to set your air conditioning to is around 24 – 25°C in summer. That is somewhat the optimal temperature where our body will stay in harmony with the environment so we can work productively. You could adjust this on your preference. If you don’t mind increasing your electricity bill for the comfort you could adjust the temperature lower at 18°C but if your priority is saving money, then best to keep it at 22 – 24°C.

Choose The Right Temperature

Many of us choose air conditioning systems that operate on a low amount of energy so that the electricity bill won’t be too expensive by the end of the month. We opt for split or ducted air conditioning systems rather than the conventional type air conditioners because the former uses less energy to cool down your house. Although Split and Ducted air conditioners are expensive to install, your electric bill won’t be as expensive.

We might think that setting the temperature at the lowest will cool the space faster but that’s not true. It will only result in excessive cooling and unnecessary expenses. The temperature energy star recommends for air conditioners is 26 degrees Celsius. This is recommended so that your energy bill will not cost as much.

Savings On Your Electricity Bills

If you have a programmable thermostat you could set it so that it could work less during the day when some of the rooms become unoccupied. During summer, if you feel more comfortable sleeping in a low temperature, set the temperature lower during the night then bring it back up during the day.

If it’s relatively cooler at night, then you can open windows and turn the air conditioning back on during the day. If you have ceiling fans, you can raise your thermostat setting by 5 degrees or more while you’re in a room with a fan running. It is also advised to try and keep unwanted heat away like the heat that seeps in from the outdoors and heat coming off from other appliances. Be mindful of heat generated from lightbulbs and excess sunlight shining through the windows.

If using appliances that generate heat like washers, dryers, and dishwashers make sure to use these on the coldest time of the day. It also helps to use exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom when you’re cooking or taking a shower. All of these tips, when done consistently, will help your air conditioning system maintain the ideal temperature of the room more easily.