Best A/C Settings For Manual Thermostats
FP&L recommends the best AC settings on your system is 80 degrees for detached homes and townhouses and 77 degrees for condos and apartments. These measures control the relative humidity (RH) in your vacant home by providing dehumidification to help prevent mold growth.
For Programmable Thermostats
A programmable thermostat is a more energy-efficient and effective option. FP&L recommends programming thermostats at 72 degrees for just two hours each morning before sunrise and at 88 degrees the rest of the time. This will help prevent mold by removing moisture from the air during the cooler hours, when relative humidity (RH) is highest and your A/C runs most efficiently.
Energy efficiency tips
- Always set the A/C fan switch to the “auto” mode.
- Ceiling fans are not necessary since your A/C already circulates the air.
The most energy-efficient option to help prevent mold from developing in vacant homes is to use stand-alone dehumidifiers instead of the air conditioner.
-written by Craig Muccio