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Department of Energy

Prohibit use of electric heaters in offices during the summer

Electric space heaters are very inefficient uses of energy and their use by employees in offices during summer months is counterproductive. Heating an individual office during the summer with a portable space heater may actually "trick" a nearby thermostat into thinking it's warm, thus increasing the cooling pattern to a level that is too cold for other peers. A simple solution would be to keep a light jacket or sweater... more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Reasonable A/C and Heating

My concern is primarily with the waste of over-air-conditioning in the summer and similarly, over-heating in winter. As my mother used to say whenever we kids complained about the house being cold in winter: you need to put on a sweater! The point is you should dress appropriately to match the weather (whether that's light clothes in summer or warm in winter). One of the most wasteful practices I have observed by several... more »

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