Federal Recommendation For Your Thermostat

By Richie on August 22, 2019
Nest Learning Thermostat
Close-up of 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat, a smart home thermostat from Google Inc, on a white wall, set to heat setting, San Ramon, California, May 31, 2018. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

I know it’s important for all of us to think about our energy consumption and do our part not to accelerate the destruction of the planet.

That being said . . . this is just a flat-out NO.

There’s a new report out from Energy Star, which is the EPA program that promotes energy efficiency.  And it has new recommendations for where you should be setting your thermostat . . .

  1. 78 degrees when you’re home.
  2. 85 when you’re not home.
  3. 82 at night.

Well, a reporter from the CBS station in Tampa tweeted out that report yesterday morning, and people immediately started LOSING IT.

As one person said, quote, “I see we’ve decided to give up on sleeping . . . or having pets that aren’t native to the rain forest.”  Another said, quote, “82 when you’re sleeping?  Yeah, on the sun.”