The coolest your home should be is 78 degrees, according to federal program


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — How cool do you keep your home? Does that temperature change through the seasons? What do you prefer?

Well, according to Energy Star, the federal program from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, the coolest you should keep your home is 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re there.

The program lists different settings for when you’re away or working. The Energy Star program recommends setting it at 85 degrees when you’re away. When you’re sleeping, set the thermostat at 82 degrees.

These recommendations aim to save customers money and use less energy.

Ceiling fans are also recommended, but they note that fans cool people, not entire rooms.

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