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U.S. Government’s recommended thermostat temperatures have everyone stunned

The U.S. government recently shared preferable thermostat room temperatures and people hysterically disagree.
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels| Eric Mclean
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels| Eric Mclean

Several appliances have been introduced to ensure that people enjoy the temperatures they prefer indoors or outdoors, no matter what the weather is. Thermostats are one such appliance, especially for indoors, to provide a comfortable setting. While people have different temperatures they prefer, the U.S. Government came up with prescribed settings for the most efficient and neutral living, per the Current Report Organization. The reports suggested cutting back on the cooling and adjusting central cooling systems to a specific temperature. However, the numbers have people baffled. 

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Representative Image Source: Pexels| Digital Buggu

The reports mentioned that cutting back on the temperature can be efficient for the environment as well as cut utility costs. It proposed 3 settings to work with. With regards to using the system at home during the day, the report suggested 78° F when one is at home, 85° F when one is at work or away and 82° F when one is sleeping. However, the same also revealed that many US citizens find this setting uncomfortable. People set their systems to 70° F or so when they’re at home and increase the same by a number or two when asleep. The numbers then provided by the government seem to be far off the radar. 

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Representative Image Source: Pexels| Karolina Grabowska

There have been recommendations and alternatives to these alarming settings. These include adjusting the temperatures by 1-2 degrees depending on one’s heat tolerance. Another alternative can be to start gradually increasing the temperature by a degree until one is accustomed to the prescribed numbers. However, looking at the majority’s comfort settings, it is going to take some time to figure out an apt way to get used to the right numbers. Moreover, people have been ranting all over the internet about how the recommended temperatures are absolutely out of the question.

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Representative Image Source: Pexels| Vlada Karpovich

@DrewGarrison shared the numbers along with a straightforward refusal to maintain the required temperatures as they are far from anything but comfortable. He wrote hysterically, “Just know, I’ll let the entire power grid go down and ruin all of our lives before my thermostat is set at 78°.” People surprisingly agreed with Garrison as they all related to the scenario. Several people shared the temperatures they sleep at and they’re far from the 78-82 category that the reports suggest. @DavidFrankDean wrote, “0% chance the people who came up with these recommendations actually use them in their homes.”



@katemagdziuk added, “If I sleep at 82 degrees, I probably won't wake up because I'll have baked myself alive in my sleep.” @ScottyTidwell wrote, “67 when I'm sleeping - at 82 nobody is sleeping in my house because I'm raising hell.” @RHall4_ remarked, “Do we even need AC if we are setting the temp to these suggested preferences?” Others even pointed out that the mentioned temperatures completely wreck the idea of good sleep which is also a much-needed factor in today's bustling world. @SWeberWrestling wrote, “I sweat at night if my house is at 72. I’d actually die of dehydration in my sleep at 82.”