Raise AC temperature or turn off AC?

When I go to work and school I’m gone for 12+ hours. I usually turn off the AC and when I get home it’s around 83 Fahrenheit. I set it to 78 and by bedtime it’s that temperature. Is this okay? My mother told me to just raise the temperature before I leave to 83 and then back to 78 when I get home. Whichever way... show more When I go to work and school I’m gone for 12+ hours. I usually turn off the AC and when I get home it’s around 83 Fahrenheit. I set it to 78 and by bedtime it’s that temperature.

Is this okay? My mother told me to just raise the temperature before I leave to 83 and then back to 78 when I get home.

Whichever way is more cost efficient for electricity?
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