Showing 2 ideas for tag "thermostat settings"

Department of Energy

Better Regulate Heating/Cooling in Federal Buildings

One of the most wasteful expenditures in the Government is the cost of heating/cooling office space. If the thermostats were not set so low during summer or so high during the winter, the Government would save a significant amount of money. For example, if the thermostat was set at 70 degrees (instead of 60 degrees) during the summer and at 65 degrees (instead of 75 degrees) during the winter, the 10 degrees of difference... more »



Department of Commerce

Thermostat +3 summertime, -3 in winter

I'm tired of having to wear long sleeve shirts in July and short sleeve shirts in January.


It doesn't need to be 70 in the summer, which is exactly what my cubicle thermometer says right now. 72-74 would be fine.


And keep it a bit cooler in the winter as well. Shoot for 68-70, not 74-76 ... which is what i was seeing last winter.