The US Dept of Energy recommends setting thermostats at 78 for summer and 68 for winter. Have they lost their minds?
Was that for southern states as well? I guess so as Alabama Power says to try 78 or above for cooling in the summer. They add if you have a ceiling fan, you may be able to raise the temperature to 80 or higher! Have they lost their minds too? Are you kidding me, in Alabama in the summer? For heating, they say 68 or lower during the day and even cooler at night while you’re sleeping and snuggled under the covers.
Let’s compare a few things. I’ll go first:
• Where do you live: Alabama
• Your thermostat settings for summer and winter: 73 for cooling and heating
• Size of your home: 3500 sq ft
• Your average electric bill: $200 to $250 per month
Here’s what I think – those who are making all of these energy recommendations are full of you know what and have lost their minds! I’ll bet that they stay extra comfy in their homes during summer and winter! This just beats all, purely ridiculous!!! I get that they are trying to save on energy and energy costs but come on!!! And let’s not talk about electric cars, we’ll save that one for another day!!
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