In order to optimize “energy efficiency” (newspeak for fighting “climate change”), the federal government now suggests that you keep your home thermostat at 78 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re awake, and 82 degrees Fahrenheit while you sleep.
“The suggestion comes from Energy Star, a federal program managed jointly by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency that provides information to consumers about energy efficiency practices that not only save consumers money, but also improve air quality and protect the environment,” according to Fox5.
These recommendations from unelected bureaucrats raise the important question: why bother having an air conditioning in the first place?
“While you are away from the house during the day, you should keep the thermostat set to 85 degrees or higher,” the report said. “While you sleep, Energy Star recommends keeping the temperature set at 82 degrees or higher.”
I, for one, will be keeping my thermostat at 70 degrees permanently, and there’s nothing the EPA can do about it.
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