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Old 01-18-2021, 03:34 PM
 
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Never having lived in So AZ I can only go by what I have heard. That being that you get used to the heat and low humidity. While the low humidity still has me a bit baffled, I am curious what kind of thermostat settings people keep in their homes. AC temp settings. I do realized low humidity decreases the need for lower temps to feel comfortable. Also, does the cost of cooling start going up dramatically with increasing square footage? What about high ceilings vs standard 8 ft ceilings? I have been looking into a move to get out of the rat race, and these questions make me wonder, is all. Thanks-

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Old 01-18-2021, 05:29 PM
 
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I work from home and keep the A/C set at 80 degrees during the day with fans going. At night to sleep will set it back to 76/78 degrees.

Electricity costs for summer cooling can be a shock. I've seen plans in Phoenix that do time of use plans as an incentive to keep costs low. Electricity is more expensive during the day and then the price drops at 7 PM so you can do laundry and run your dishwasher.

Personally for our household we went with the plan that averages out your usage for the whole year, then bills you the same every month. For a 1800 SF single story house we pay about $160 per month. This with an HVAC system that is 30 years old and held together by duct tape & prayer. Waiting for it to kick the bucket so our home warranty company will help foot the bill.
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:15 AM
 
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Old 01-19-2021, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Green Valley, AZ
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We set our system to turn on AC at 77 degrees and turn on heat at 67 degrees. We have a 2400 sq. ft house, and on the TEP (Tucson Electric Power) average payment plan, we are paying $191/month and we are all electric.
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Old 01-19-2021, 05:41 PM
 
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Interesting. Thanks-
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Old 01-19-2021, 07:12 PM
 
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I lived in Southern AZ four years, and did not have AC.
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Old 01-19-2021, 09:49 PM
 
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I grew up in Tucson and we didn't have AC when I was a kid. We had a swamp cooler. It worked pretty well, except for when the monsoons would come in and the humidity would shoot up. Otherwise it was fine.

Lived in Phoenix for a couple of years as well, and it was noticeably hotter there in my opinion. I had A/C and it was necessary in the summers to stay comfortable during the day.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Ca expat loving Idaho
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I have the heater set at 67 at night and 70 to 72 during the day
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Old 01-19-2021, 11:39 PM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
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I like cold weather. I'm from Colorado's mountains where the high in summer was about 75 and summer nights were in the 40's and 50's. In summer, the AC is set to go on at 72 days but at night it's set for 62. In winter, I rarely use the heat and usually have the windows open during the days, and the heat is off at night with the bedroom window open. Electric is about $100/mo in winter and $200+ in summer for 1800 sq ft.
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Old 01-20-2021, 08:19 AM
 
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82F for the air conditioning; 65F for the heat in the winter.
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