What’s the ideal thermostat temperature? Energy Star says 78 degrees

What’s the ideal thermostat temperature? Energy Star says 78 degrees
Energy Star's recommended thermostat settings. (Source: Adobe Spark)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - What’s your preferred temperature for your house?

72 degrees? 74 degrees?

How about 78 degrees during the day and 82 degrees when you’re sleeping.

For most people, those numbers likely run a little high, yet they’re what is recommended by Energy Star, a program of the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • 78 degrees when you’re home
  • 85 degrees when you’re out during the day
  • 82 degrees when your sleeping
Thermostat recommendations by Energy Star have sparked a heated debate on Twitter.
Thermostat recommendations by Energy Star have sparked a heated debate on Twitter. (Source: Energy Star)

The numbers have sparked a heated debate on Twitter.

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