Pittsburgh (KDKA) — A federal program recommended a shocking temperature to keep your house while you’re awake and home.
Energy Star, a joint federal program run by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, said the coolest you should keep your house is 78 degrees when your home and awake, according to Consumer Reports.READ MORE: Doctors Say There Are Multiple Reasons For Spike In Emergency Room Wait Times
The federal program also reported that your home should be 85 degrees when you’re at work or out of the house and 82 degrees when you’re sleeping.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Officer Richard Howe Dies Of COVID-19 Complications, City Says
Those recommendations are aimed at reducing costs and energy usage.MORE NEWS: Pa. Supreme Court Says Gun Rights Groups Can Sue Municipalities That Enact Gun Safety Laws In Violation Of State's Preemption Laws
Energy Star also recommends turning on fans