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Old 08-14-2019, 10:22 PM
 
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Do you guys usually keep the AC on (but set it to a higher temperature) when you leave home for work or do you turn it off completely when you leave for an extended period of time? How about for vacations (2+ days) when you are not going to be at home?
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I want to know this too - is it more or less energy efficient to have the house increase a few degrees if I’m gone for 4 hours or whatever? Can’t really decide what makes sense.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Everything I have read says it's more energy efficient to raise the temp a few degrees while you're out. I generally don't raise it if it's just going to be a few hours, but will if I plan to be away most of the day. With all of the programmable thermostats available these days, there's really no reason not to. I never turn it off completely though, even when I'm headed out of town for a few days. Excessive heat for extended periods of time isn't good for drywall, wood, etc. in your home. I set it to 83 in those cases.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:29 PM
 
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If you can deal with the time of use program, you can save a lot. Otherwise you get crushed. In summer we set the house at 73 degrees from 8pm-noon. Off at other times. Our bills in summer were reasonable. 250 max. Oct-may under 75.
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Old Yesterday, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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I set to 85, 90 if out of town for more than a day - rarely goes on but just to keep it so not too bad, use app to start cooling 15-20 minutes before get back.
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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If you can deal with the time of use program, you can save a lot. Otherwise you get crushed. In summer we set the house at 73 degrees from 8pm-noon. Off at other times. Our bills in summer were reasonable. 250 max. Oct-may under 75.
Off?! In the summer? You must be crazy haha.
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Old Yesterday, 01:03 AM
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I turn it up a few degrees before leaving for the day. We have a cat that is always here. We don't want her suffering without a/c. If you turn it off completely, it will take a long time to reset to a proper temperature.
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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Everything I’ve read or researched says it’s more efficient to set and leave at whatever temperature your comfortable at. Also when you do repeatedly turn it off it’s much harder on your AC unit to catch back up.
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Old Yesterday, 07:04 AM
 
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It is much easier for it to recool, when humidity is low. I used to set at 86, while at work, a 3 ton could bring the 1200 sf condo back to 78 in less than 30 minutes..late Summer in Phoenix.
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Old Yesterday, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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My central AC is insanely powerful (and I'm in a not-huge condo), so I just turn it off when I go out and then turn it back on when I get home. Takes about 10 minutes to get the temperature back to where I want.
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