Energy Star recommends air conditioner at 78° when you’re home

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – When summer hits, so do the higher electric bills from running the air conditioner in our homes all in the name of keeping cool when the outside temperatures heat up.

Energy Star, the federal program from the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, recommends for maximum energy efficiency, you should keep your thermostat at these temperatures:

• 78° F when you’re home
• 85° F when you’re at work or away
• 82° F when you’re sleeping

Click here to view the full recommendations.

Too warm for you? What do you keep your thermostat on?

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(This story was originally published on August 20, 2019)

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