Say, would I save more energy/money if I keep my thermostat set at a certain degree all year round..or if I mess w/it constantly between a degree or two? We have 3 floors, two a/c units and thermostats. My toddlers sleep on 3rd flr and obviously warmer there..so I set it at 72 in summer(now, been in 90's) but step child and boyfriend keep messing w/it cos are cold on 2nd flr and put it to 75. They are all into the environment, etc..so I tell them to let it alone, add a blanket. What do you think,know? Shouldn't I just let it alone at same temp and not alter it?Is it better to set your thermostat at one temp and leave it, or change it when leaving, or asleep?first and foremost do not listen to any advice on set temperatures. your set point is based on your comfort zone.everyone's is different, your comfort zone is the temperature that you are comfortable with .once you have that, that's the setting you need to be on and do not adjust it. power company's usely recommend 78-80 for power consumption and this Will however save on your electric bill, but that does not make a difference when you are constantly adjusting the temperature because noone has explained to you what your comfort zone is. after finding your comfort zone the only time you should adjust the temperature is if everyone in the house has a work schedule and is gone at the same time. then you raise it to about 85 while you are gone. this should be a 8hr work day. if not, find your comfort zone and leave it alone. now to the other issues. the third floor is going to be your hottest floor because heat rises and as for you liking it at 66degrees, make sure your thermostat is reading properly because 66degrees seems to be a bit cold. that setting could be your comfort zone but the temperature might not be reading right if your thermostat is out of calibration. and one more thing, if that is the correct temperature in the house and you are having hot flashes, your settings will not do anything for that. i hope this info help you good luck.Is it better to set your thermostat at one temp and leave it, or change it when leaving, or asleep?You should definatley leave it on a certain temp. Its recommended 75 for the summer i believe. I would do all the floors the same and tell them to add more blankets or sleep w/o blankets. Tell them to leave it or your bill will go nuts with it changingIs it better to set your thermostat at one temp and leave it, or change it when leaving, or asleep?It isn't the changes in temperature setting that use more energy, it is the amount of time your AC or heater is running.
It sounds like there is a big temperature difference between the two floors. We've found fans a big help, one to blow cold air up from the downstairs, and others in rooms to create a breeze.
72 is quite low temperature to be running AC. Unless your toddlers' room gets much warmer than the thermostat setting, you should be setting it higher. We shoot for 78 - 80 in the warmest areas (which are also our bedrooms) when running AC. I just bought my 3 year old this summer's supply of PJs with shorts.
The power companies often run ads about clock thermostats, and recommended temperatures (78 or higher when home, 85 when you're away). These digigal thermostats are easily programmed so you can have different temperatures set for different times of the day. I installed one that has separate temps for AC and heater.
Each clock thermostat will cost about $30, and figure 20 minutes to an hour to install and program. You get great energy savings by running your AC or heat less when you aren't home, and in cold weather, letting the temperature drop a bit over night, after you've got your bed warm and cozy.Is it better to set your thermostat at one temp and leave it, or change it when leaving, or asleep?i have a house that is very difficult to heat/cool comfortably...i leave my thermostat set at 77/78 during summer,and about 68/70 during winter...we get too hot,put on shorts,or drink a cool drink...u get too cold,put more clothes on,or grab another blanket,duh...put a cover( like a childproof cover)over ur thermostat that the kids can't get off,and tell them to leave it alone...