November 28, 2023

What is the best aircon temperature in summer?

you’re stuck indoors at home or at work how many times per day do you find yourself checking the aircon temperature? Hot days can bring heated discussions and summertime can cause disagreements galore over who’s hot and who’s not which often results in flip-flopping on the aircon temperature throughout the day. With the hot days and nights still at large in Auckland, your aircon will be your saviour over the next couple of months.

What is the best temperature to set your aircon to in summer?

The temperature you set your air conditioner to will affect its performance and energy usage. So, setting your air conditioner to its optimal temperature can make a big difference in its running costs over the hot months still to come. Here’s what you can do to reach maximum efficiency without breaking a sweat.

Here at Fonko, we recommend setting your air conditioner to 23-26 degrees cooling in summer. Not as cool as you expected? Setting the unit to extremely low temperatures in summer can put unnecessary stress on the unit and consume much more energy. Whereas setting the temperature to a nice comfortable median and maintaining it is a smarter way to approach cooling your home. 

Of course, all of us are different and that’s why air conditioning is so welcomed in homes. It allows us to choose our room temperature, suitable to our personal preferences. Whilst this allows flexibility around the temperature you choose, it’s best practice to opt for a temperature within the 23-26 degrees bracket and stick to it rather than adjusting it throughout the day.

Extreme cold indoors and extreme heat outdoors won’t benefit you when leaving your home. The large temperature change will be a shock to the system and you’ll find yourself struggling to handle the heat. The real ideal temperature requires you to balance the climate of where you live and your comfort. As the outdoor temperature increases, your air conditioner will have to work harder to offset this and keep a comfortable temperature indoors.

Increasing use of your air conditioner will of course result in increased energy costs, but with these tips to ensure energy-efficient use of your unit, you’ll be able to use your air conditioning for longer and more comfortably than before. 

Contact a trusted air conditioning expert today.

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