I have a friend who always has visitors over.
She lives in a state that attracts a lot of tourists.
Her house also has a large patio and a swimming pool, so it’s perfect for a mini-vacation. Since I live in the north, my house doesn’t have a pool. I don’t even have a yard to call my own since I live in a big city. Thus, visiting Lisa regularly is a pleasant experience for me. During my stay at her house, her air conditioner kept running. Her house was a bit colder than mine. When it’s daytime, I keep the thermostat at 78 degrees, and when it’s night time, I keep it at 74 degrees. The temperature in Lisa’s house is always 75 degrees. However, it’s unclear how that translates into her utility bill. It must be more than mine. During the summer months, the thermostat should be set to 78 degrees, and during the winter months, 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 most ideal for energy efficiency, comfort, as well as to save money on utility bills. The DOE recommendation does exactly what I am looking for when it comes to saving money without sacrificing comfort, and that is what I am all about.