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Set your thermostat to 78 degrees

*It’s been too long since we posted some nuts-and-bolts conservation tips. So without further ado…*

It’s hot out there. But it doesn’t need to be quite so cool inside. Set your thermostat to turn on the air conditioning at a temperature no lower than 78° F (25° C).

**How this helps**

It simply doesn’t need to be that cold inside. This is an easy way to save energy and money.

*Pro:* You’ll save up to 3% of your annual energy bill per degree fahrenheit raised.

*Con:* You might have to take your sweater off when you’re indoors.

**More information**

* California Energy Commission: Consumer Energy Center
* US Department of Energy guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable energy
* Programmable thermostats from

**Related tips**

* Get a programmable thermostat
* Turn off your air conditioning at night time or when you leave the house
* Open the windows to cool off

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