Energy Star, a federal program from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is recommending Americans set their thermostat a little higher this year to offset rising energy costs and lower the environmental impact of cooling.
According to the government program, Americans should set their thermostat to 78 degrees when they wake up in the morning and expect to be home.
When Americans go to bed, Energy Star says they should adjust the thermostat up to a warm 82 degrees.
If away from home, Energy Star says Americans should set the thermostat to 85 degrees.
According to a 2015 survey covered by Bloomberg, very few Americans are likely to follow the Biden administration’s recommendations as summer approaches.
7 years ago, at least, Americans expected their air conditioners to cool their homes into the low 70s or even the high 60s over warm months.
19.4% of Americans
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