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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: EPA recommended household temps create heat on social media


A report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency set off a social media firestorm this week when a Tampa TV reporter tweeted its home thermostat guidelines. The Energy Star recommendations say households should set the temperature to 78 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re home, 85 degrees while you’re away, and 82 while you’re asleep. Truly, monsters walk among us. Globally, this July was the hottest month in recorded history, and Florida has not been spared. But this report suggests that we should just learn to accept the angry, sweaty embrace of Big Heat. The Centers for Disease Control actually recommends that an occupied dwelling be kept between 75 and 80 degrees in summer. Florida Power and Light says you need to …
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