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    Default Big Govt Publishes New Cooling Standards: Thermostat Should Be Set to 82 Degrees When

    Big Govt Publishes New Cooling Standards: Thermostat Should Be Set to 82 Degrees When Sleeping…

    Posted on August 19, 2019 by sundance
    Fresh from the same Dept. of Energy and EPA that gave us: toilets that don’t flush; light bulbs that don’t light; dishwashers that don’t wash; plant-based fuel that burns like carrots; and paper straws that dissolve in liquid…. Now we get this:

    […] Energy Star, the federal program from the DOE and the Environmental Protection Agency, said the coolest you should keep your home is 78 degrees when you’re home.
    When you’re at work or away, the program recommends setting it at 85 degrees. When you’re sleeping, Energy Star said to set the thermostat at 82 degrees. (link)
    Setting the thermostat at 82° at night is well recognized grounds for divorce. I swear these administrative state progressives are going to have us force-fed sustainable algae cakes if this keeps up.
    Some journalist-type person published these new cooling standards on twitter, and the responses are quite funny.
    “I see we’ve decided to give up on sleeping. Or going home for that matter. Or having pets that aren’t native to the rain forest.” (link)

    “I’ve already embraced a dying Earth, so I keep my central air between 67-72 at all times.” (link)
    “I’d be laying there making a giant sweat angel in my bed” (link)
    ““New report shows these as the recommended temps for smelling like an onion.” (link)
    “I have no idea how my ancestors survived deserts. If the thermostat in my house showed a number that started with an 8 I would call the police” (link)
    But seriously…. given the track record for current energy efficient standards and how they end up being actually applied to life (toilets, dishwashers, lightbulbs etc.) it’s darned frightening to think the Feds believe 78° (when home), 85° (when away) and 82° (when sleeping) is a reasonable cooling standard.
    Insta-misery; aka living in hell.
    Watch out California…. Pretty soon you might not have options when the proletariat mandates the installation of compliance regulators inside the A/C system.


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    At least Carter when he proposed stupid energy saving ideas sat in the WH with a sweater on ..
    Suppose any of these politicians will do something similar or is this just recommendations for the public.

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    Let the EPA assholes come sleep in a humid, south Mississippi night at 82 degrees - especially if they're over fifty or sixty - and see how long they last. I'd like to see a carbon footprint study done on the EPA to see exactly how much of a carbon footprint their building's energy consumption, staff (including commutes), publications, vehicles and aircraft cause!

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    I haven't had air conditioning in a decade. To survive hot Hawaiian nights (and days) I use a little Ryobi fan with a lithium battery I recharge from the solar.

    I also shit in buckets and build compost piles to create soil for gardening.

    When these bureaucrats decide they want to live as "green" as I do, then I might listen to them.

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    I guess the question is, do you smell like an onion?

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    All Federal government buildings will now follow those recommendations.
    NOT!

    Those recommendations are only for the Peasant Class

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    Quote Originally Posted by merovingian View Post
    I guess the question is, do you smell like an onion?
    Sometimes.

    My wife would say that smelling like an onion would be on my BEST days.

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    Sometimes the missus and me get in the truck to go to town. The conversation usually goes like this:

    She: You stink.
    Me: I don't stink. That's the smell of a man who has been doing hard work. It's manly musk.
    She: Roll down your window then. Manly musk is overpowering in a confined space.

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    when the politicians raise the temp to 82 in ALL of their spaces come back and talk to me then
    The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but the newspapers."
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    I keep my house at 74 degrees year round so that the cool temperature in the house helps with global warming outdoors.

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