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Federal program suggests keeping house at 78 degrees

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(WTVO) — The federal program Energy Star recommends homeowners keep their homes at 78 degrees at the coolest, and 82 degrees while sleeping.

While away, Energy Star suggests homes be kept at 85 degrees.

Consumer Reports released some setting recommendations for air conditioners to cut energy down on energy usage.

The U.S. Department of Energy also recommends a setting of 78 degrees for while a homeowner is present.