The coolest you should keep your house is 78 degrees, federal program recommends

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  • #21694

    Crow Bar
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  • #21695

    Daisy
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    Good grief NOOOOO.

    One of my favorite things about living in the modern world is air conditioning. We probably keeps ours a little “too” cold, especially at night. I don’t sleep well when I’m hot.

  • #21696

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    @daisy,
    Yeah, I sleep better when it is cooler.
    Last night, the low here was 46 (according to my weather station), 53 when I got out of bed around 0700.

    BUT! This is the kind of thing the CA government might take a few puffs of the good idea faerie dust, think this is a good idea to combat CC/AGW and try to pass a law.
    And I would expect the reaction from the public to be that of the Yellow Vest movement in France with the gas tax increases.
    Fighting CC/AGW is all good as long as they can have AC. Take that away, and you are gonna see some riots.

  • #21697

    corsaire
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    Um no

    82 degrees while ( trying to sleep) in a climate with 70+ humidity daily.

  • #21698

    Littlesister
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    We keep ours at 75 degrees all summer. So far it has worked for us. But I must say at night it tends to get a bit hot at times. I don’t lower it because DH with his medical issues stays cold a lot due to his blood thinners. We also keep the ceiling fans going when we are home and turn them off when we are away. But AC stays on. I can’t see the govenment trying to regulate us the way they do. But they keep on trying to find ways.

  • #21699

    Tolik
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    They recommended 55 speed limit at one time as well , they can get stuffed .

  • #21708

    Daisy
    Keymaster

    It really is an ever-growing encroachment. That’s a lot of nerve, telling people what temperature their homes are allowed to be set at.

    I bet they enforce it by making it where new units don’t go any colder than their “recommended temp.”

  • #21710

    corsaire
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    Well DOE sets the standards for minimum SEER ratings; eg in the southeast the lowest you can put in ( central ac) is a 14 SEER. So I wouldnt put it past them.

  • #21711

    namelus
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    then get a cool bot… it overides ac limits. Used for making coolers for produce and meat.

  • #21712

    Whirlibird
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    What is this air conditioning that some speak of?

    Ain’t got it.

    We have maybe a couple of weeks where it hits the high 80’s. At night, @53’ish.

    These are our cheap months. No AC, no heater running. Choose your location wisely.

  • #21723

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    @Whirli,
    I get what you are saying, we dont have AC either.

    But when you have these yahoos trying to tell us it is for the better, I am inclined to tell them to pound sand.

    Now, if there is some extreme heat, people are cranking up the AC, straining the grid, and potential blackout, ok, maybe rolling brownouts are the solution.

  • #21725

    Crow Bar
    Keymaster

    http://www.fox5ny.com/news/federal-energy-program-suggests-keeping-thermostat-set-at-78-degrees-82-while-you-sleep

    This one goes into a bit more detail as how to keep your energy bills down.

  • #21729

    Casper Ship
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    Gosh, I hate to comply with gov recommendations, but 78 is exactly where we keep our thermostat set on summer days. That’s because in our house, that’s exactly where it feels comfortable.

    On the other hand, 78 is exactly where we keep the temp At Night too.  🙂

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