RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Even though it might feel right to lower the setting on your thermostat on the hottest days, you should do RAISE the temperature inside your house.
Here's a look at what you should do:
There's some good give-and-take on this topic on my page - you can check it out HERE.
Here's why you should raise the temperature: Air conditioning units work harder and longer the lower you set them. If you set it too low, it could run non-stop. Some people even set it at their lowest setting thinking, "This will turn the cooling up to HIGH."
This puts lots of stress on the unit and uses lots of electricity - and it doesn't work.
Here's some great advice I found from a Heating and A/C company in Raleigh
There's a bigger issue as well. The hottest days of the year are the days with the biggest electricity consumption of the year. If we all use a little less, it causes less strain on the power grid - which is good for all kinds of reasons!