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What’s the Best Temperature for My Thermostat in Winter? | Direct Energy

BUT – comfort is a complicated and entrenched behavior that’s rarely rational. For example, my father-in-law’s cousin set her air conditioning at 65° F (18° C) in the summer so she would have to wear a sweater. In the winter, she set her heat to 80° F (27° C) so she could wear short sleeves.When it comes to daytime room temperature, a series of psychological experiments by the Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) showed that people have been socialized to believe that 72° F (22° C) is the optimum comfortable room temperature.

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