I heard that it was 76 F, my bro said to set thermostat at 78F.
It's not extremely hot where I live, but my condo is above two garages.
Heat rises from there and my living quarters actually rise during 8 PM and
10 PM. It must be from the days accumulation of heat from those garages.
Anyways...what I noticed is...when I set my AC at 76F, it got to 78F
fairly quickly and the unit (good unit, all OK).
It cycled on fairly regularly, as it should. Short cycles.
So...I set my thermostat at 75F. The initial cooling took awhile longer to get it to 75F, but it keeps the AC from rising to 77F longer (?) to start up the AC again. Apparently.
I wonder if it's a case of "either or" to do my part on saving energy.
Quick cycles or just slightly longer cycles setting the thermostat at 75F.
It's almost like it's a toss up. I think by going "not green" and setting my
stat to 75F is the same or even better than the reccomended
setting of 76F or 78F. It seems that way, anyways, despite the US dept. of energy.