News Are they kidding?! Energy Star recommends t-stat at 82 degrees for sleeping

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  1. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    And 78 degrees during the day when at home. Clearly they're smoking crack. I hate people who like it hot inside.

    • 78 degrees when you’re home
    • 85 degrees when you’re at work or away
    82 degrees when you’re sleeping (!)

    That's fucking insane.

    I set my t-stat to:

    - 73-74 during the day
    - 68 at night
    - 82 when away for a long period

    When I'm at a hotel, the t-stat goes to 65 and stays there.

    http://www.consumerreports.org/air-conditioners/best-setting-for-central-air-conditioning/

    More people fight over the thermostat than the remote and those battles become more pitched during periods of extreme heat. The disputes aren’t just about comfort, they’re about money too because every time you lower the thermostat in hot weather it raises your electric bill. So what’s the best setting for your central air conditioner? Well, that depends on whether you care more about keeping cool or keeping your utility bill in check. Fortunately, there’s a happy medium.

    Energy Star says, for optimal cooling and energy-efficiency, the coolest you should keep your house is 78 degrees and that’s only when you’re at home and awake. A programmable thermostat makes it easy to match your cooling needs to your schedule but you can make the adjustments manually if you don’t have one. Try the following setpoints:
    • 78 degrees when you’re home
    • 85 degrees when you’re at work or away
    • 82 degrees when you’re sleeping


    More heat tolerant folks can experiment with the temperature, raising it one degree at a time to see how it affects your comfort and your budget. You’ll save 3 percent on your air conditioning costs for every degree you raise the temperature. If you aren’t comfortable at 78 degrees, lower the temperature a degree at a time. A ceiling or box fan causes a wind chill effect that enhances cooling, helping you feel comfortable at a higher temperature as long as the humidity isn’t too high.
     
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    Humidity changes those temps dramatically. I sleep at 72 but set the humidity for 45%. Makes it feel way colder.
     
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    72 refrigerated air fo a nig :fil:
    [76 when I leave]
    $200 electric bill but Gomez don't give a fuck
     
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    73 always. 75 in the winter. 27 if I'm storing a body.
     
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    At 82 degrees at night i ain't sleeping.
     
  6. Mr Pink

    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    When it's 99% humidity outside, we're trying to take it out of the air.
     
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    Mr Pink Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. At 82, I'm awake and pissed.
     
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    I'm a freeze baby & even I couldn't stand that :no:
     
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    We keep the air conditioner at 67...it's been on 24/7 for the last 2 weeks..and one of those weeks we were away but left it at 67 for the cats....lol
     
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    I like to sleep at low 70° so I can bundle up with the blankets. Love that.
     
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    Solar. 72° I rule.
     
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    82? Fuck that.

    I sleep at 72. Awake between 68 when I get outta the shower 71 normally.
     
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    I definitely a person who can't stand high heat and humidity, I hate the summer (which is ironic, because I'm a teacher and everyone assumes a love it). It sucks because summer is when I can get a lot more stuff done around the house, but I can't stand being outside in the sun and heat, so I wind up staying inside most of the time. When I dug my pond in the ground last year, I waited until the fall when it was cooler and the ground was still soft, let the rain and snow fill it in, and finished setting it up in the spring.

    Give me autumn temperatures all year long, and I'll be a happy camper for life.
     
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    At 82, you will a bucket to wring my sheet and pillowcase into.
     
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    I do 82 during the day when at work, 78 in the evening and 77 overnight.
     
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    I'd give my left nut for $200 in the summer. This house isn't as well insulated as I'd like and my wife and kid use electricity like it's about to expire.
     
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    :wtf: FUCK that.
     
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    It's in the 90s with extreme humidity almost year round. 82 feels like an icebox to me.

    If I had it my way I'd probably set it at 80 overnight. My lady is the reason it's cooler.
     
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    It's liberal bullshit. Just like Al Gore I crank the AC!!!
     
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    Solar bruh.
     
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