Feds say keep your thermostat at 78 degrees when home, 82 when asleep

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When it comes to central air conditioning, Energy Star recommends you keep your house temperature at 78 degrees when you are home and 85 degrees when you’re away for maximum efficiency. No cooler, they say.

While you’re sleeping, Energy Star wants you to keep the thermostat at 82 degrees.

Uh, no!

It was only a couple of years ago when Barack Obama was telling the developing nations in very hot Africa not to install air conditioning.  The Democrats, in particular, want to control air conditioning and heat for the masses.

The federal program from the DOE and the EPA says you save 3% on your utility bill for every degree. They also want you to try keeping your windows open.

For now, it’s a recommendation. If Democrats get one-party rule as they hope, it will be a mandate. That’s how they roll.

  • Hey useless government types, keep your filthy hands off my thermostat, get out of my home and mind your own business which isn’t mine! While you’re playing with the thermostat all you’re doing is making the AC run harder trying to keep up with the changes in settings. I keep mine at a constant 73deg in the summer and 76 in the winter. I refuse to be uncomfortable in my own home because some power mad tree hugger who probably doesn’t follow these recommendations attempts to tell me what to do.