According to the Department of Energy, 76 degrees is the ideal temperature for a thermostat while in the Summer months; And although it sounds like it would be too hot, according to the DOE, this temperature is superb for saving money without compromising comfort, and in addition, the DOS states that if you have a ceiling fan, you can increase the temperature another 4 degrees without noticing any discomfort… But I live in Phoenix, and I don’t know if the DOE understands desert heat because at 76 or 79 degrees, I might as well just go outside in the heat.
I keep my thermostat set at 72 degrees and I also use a ceiling fan for extra comfort. Of course, I am consuming more energy to keep my house comfortable, although I have a programmable thermostat installed which helps to regulate the temperature in my home. It also saves money on my utility bill, so but I am consuming more energy, at the end of the day I am still saving more than I would if I didn’t have the programmable thermostat, but phoenix will always be hot, and there is nothing much that my pal and I can do about the heat. But having superb a/c along with a ceiling fan and a programmable thermostat can entirely help to keep your apartment as comfortable as possible. At least, I am not too sad about this while in the winter time months because our weather is quite mild at that time of year, so, I barely use my central heating in the wintertime, so the money that I save on heating expenses, I will use to keep my house comfortable while in the warmer months.