what temp is YOUR A/C st at?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by DS, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    (set at)
    We just saw a TV add with David Suzuki.
    He was saying that if everyone in Ontario Canada
    raised thier home temperature one degree,it would be enough
    to generate power for 38,000 homes every year.
    That got us talking about what the average would be
    when its really hot outside.We have ours set @ 75 degrees.
    How cool do you like it?
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2008
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    73 here in the deep south...although the room temp is around 75 in the daytime. Average monthly electric bill is 375 (all electric).
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Set at 75 degrees......last bill was $185.00. We've had a cooler than normal summer (thank goodness) and the bill is usually around $250 this time of year.
  4. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    82 and comfortable
  5. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

  6. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    I like to set mine at 76 but the Lady of the house likes prefers 74. I like the AC to reduce the humidty.
  7. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Mine is set at either 70 or 72 if am at home (75 if away)... I like it cool in the house... expensive too
  8. mattwtrs

    mattwtrs Retired Senior Member

    I checked my electric bill for the past 2 months and was pleasantly surprised that I'm getting off cheap here in Pa. I'm paying in the mid $60.00 range, but there is a cap on the rates that is mandated by the PUC. We do use natural gas for cooking, heat, hot water & clothes drying and that's supposed to be going up 33% later this year. I figure I will be paying a little over $200.00 for electric & gas a month before long.
  9. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    When you turn the darn a/c on, it's automatically set at 68. If I think of it, I turn it to 72.
    Been a weird summer here, it's rained at least briefly almost every day. Like passing showers, but EVERY day.
  10. oakcreekteamie

    oakcreekteamie New Member

    72. With an electric bill of $43.60 i cannot complain.
  11. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    Just paid my PGE bill(Pacific Gas & Electric) $73.74 I am grateful we have had a cooler than normal summer otherwise it would be around $150.00 this time of year
  12. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    No AC. It's permanent sweat shirt weather here. When it gets above 72 we are crying for AC and fans. PG&E bill is about $200 a month.
  13. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    Hmm kind of sounds like Daly City, San Bruno & Pacifica weather:happy2:
  14. helenofcalifornia

    helenofcalifornia Well-Known Member

    I'm hear fog horns all the time! When it gets foggy on the coast, we know it is hotter than hell inland.
  15. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    I am sure there is a 30 degree temp difference where we deliver daily:happy2:Hey good luck this week if I'm not mistaken you will be returning to work
  16. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I keep my A/C at 68. When its 95 degrees and humid outside and I have been busting my butt in a UPS truck for 10 hrs, I want to walk into my house and see my breath fog up. I want to piss thru an inch of ice floating in my toilet. I want it COLD. As far as the electric bill goes...I dont know and I dont care either, my wife handles the bills. When we bought this house we spent $10K on a super-energy efficient system. And I heat during the winter with wood that I cut, split and stack myself, so we save so much $$ on our gas bill that I dont feel guilty at all about the extra electric we use to stay cool in the summer.