What do you keep your AC on during the summer?

What do you put your AC on?

  • 66 or below

  • 67-70

  • 71-77

  • 78+

  • I don’t use my AC


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JP4CY

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74-75-76 depending on how it feels at the time.

Winters is 70 daytime and 65 at night but my bedroom stays a bit warmer than the thermostat at night.

Sidebar, we all get used to our own home comfort temps. Do you all have trouble with temps when visiting for a few days with relatives that set their house temp way different?
I have more of an issue with dry hotels/other houses in the winter than temp. Some are just brutal.
 

Gonzo

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This right here. Then my sister in law stays for a week and moves it to 76. Then I move to the Hilton Garden Inn.
That sucks. I have a relative as well who comes over and immediately asks us to turn the air off/temp up. It's especially irritating when we have wife's whole fam over, 15-17 not including us, and there's so much shared heat and people moving around and a hot kitchen with stove/oven on for cooking, and she's sliding on a cardigan making passive aggressive comments about how chilly our house is.
 

SerenityNow

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66 at night, 72 during the day. House is insulated well so the AC never runs during the day unless it's sunny and mid 90s plus.

64 night and 66 day in the winter so our bills even out when it's cold out.
 

AgronAlum

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Our house is 72 during the day and 69 at night all year. It will never be more than 69 at night or we aren’t sleeping. We both run hot.

There was a thread this spring about turning on the AC for the first time. We had ours on a month or two before as soon as the house hit 73+ and it gets flipped back and forth between heat and AC.

Our house has a whole home fan installed at the top of the stairs but it hasn’t worked since we bought the house 5-6 years ago. I should really get it going.
 
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spierceisu

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68 year round in my house when we're home.

Programmable runs it at 78 when we're at work/school.
I just leave mine at 68 but I don't use the program. I always wondered if it really was more efficient since the AC/heat has to work harder/run longer to catch back up so it seems like a wash to me.
 

BoxsterCy

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The personal comfort temperature zone from posts here is really wide. Reminds me of work where nobody seemed happy with the buildings temp. It was mostly too cool for me so I had an office sweater and an office sport coat to throw on when it was too cold in the summer months.
 
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alarson

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71 during the day but I'm typically in the basement so it's more like 68 down there. 65-66 in my bedroom upstairs at night (ecobee set to only track my bedroom temp at night)
 

MJ29

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71 during the day but I'm typically in the basement so it's more like 68 down there. 65-66 in my bedroom upstairs at night (ecobee set to only track my bedroom temp at night)

We are seriously considering an ecobee because of the sensors feature.
 
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alarson

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We are seriously considering an ecobee because of the sensors feature.

Having a 2 story house with the bedrooms upstairs that can get warmer than the rest of the house, it's worth it just for being able to have it only use the bedroom temperature at night
 
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NATEizKING

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74 day and 72 night, got new AC last week and it helps dehumidify so could probably go higher during the day.
 

Bipolarcy

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This is a tough one for me. I'm sitting here right now with just a fan blowing on me, so I don't use my AC much during the day. However, I will turn it on later in the day as it gets too warm in here and I always have my AC unit in the bedroom running at night when I sleep. So the answer, I guess, is when it's on, I have it at the lowest setting, but it's not on most of the time.
 

nhclone

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I would prefer 65, wife would prefer 72. We compromise, because that's what people who love each other do, and set it at 71.
 
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