Thermostat setting recommendation from the Department of Energy

I have a friend who always has visitors.

  • She lives in a state where tourists flock every year.

Additionally, her house has a large patio with a pool, making it ideal for a mini vacation. My house doesn’t have a pool since I live up North. Because I live in a big city, I barely have a yard. As a result, I enjoy visiting Lisa because it always feels like a vacation. Her central air conditioner stayed on for most of the day while I was staying at her home. Compared to what I was used to at home, her house was a bit colder. During the day, I keep my thermostat at 78 degrees, and at night I keep it at 74 degrees. Lisa keeps hers at 75 all the time. I don’t know how that translates to her utility bill. I assume it is higher than mine. In the summer, the thermostat should be set at 78 degrees, and in the winter, it should be set at 68 degrees. This recommendation came from the U.S. Department of Energy, and the organization mentions these temperatures as being the most ideal for energy efficiency, 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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