Setting the thermostat according to the Department of Energy's recommendations

I have a friend who is always having visitors over.

It is not uncommon for tourists to flock to the state where she lives each year.

Moreover, her house also has a large patio that has a swimming pool, so it makes it perfect for a mini vacation. My house does not have a pool due to the fact that I live up north. Due to the fact that I live in a big city, I don’t even have a yard to call my own. Therefore, visiting Lisa always feels like a vacation to me. While I was staying at her house, her central air conditioner remained on most of the day. Her house was a bit colder than the one I was used to at home. When it’s daytime, I keep my thermostat at 78 degrees, and when it’s nighttime, I keep it at 74 degrees. Lisa always keeps hers at 75 degrees. Although I’m not sure how that translates to her utility bill. It must be higher than mine. During the summer, the thermostat should be set to 78 degrees, and during the winter, it should be set to 68 degrees. This recommendation came from the U.S. Department of Energy, and the organization mentions these temperatures as being the ideal ones for energy efficiency and comfort, as well as to save money on utility bills. Saving money without sacrificing comfort is what I’m all about, and I find that the DOE recommendation does just that.


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