I use a programmable thermostat to control heat/AC. During cold months, when heat is used & I'm at work during the day, temps goes down several degrees while I'm gone. During AC season, the opposite.
I'm home for the summer and with temps being WELL into 90's for almost 2 weeks, AC has been on all the time. Setting it at 74-75 works for me... as long as I'm not getting remotely strenuous with anything.
IF I was not in the house during the day... what do you think would be an acceptable HIGH temp to set AC to?
thatchairlady, For myself with cats in the house, if I wasn't here during the day, the highest I would set the temp would be 76* for two reasons. 1. Comfort for the animals and 2. Any higher and the AC would have to work overtime to get the temp back down to a comfortable one which would negate the power savings in the first place. JMHO
We often have our AC thermostat set at 77-78 during the day, goes down to 73 when we sleep at night.
Animals can often find cooler spots on the floor surfaces, if they desire it. Our two retrievers are senior citizens now, and often tend to seek warmer areas.
We set our a/c at 79 or 80. Our pets have never shown any signs of distress. They just sprawl out more on cooler areas and they may drink more water.
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