Say what now?
ConsumerReports.org released a study earlier this month, giving energy saving tips for people to keep their homes energy efficient during the summer months.
They've obviously never been to Southeast Louisiana.
In the report, they stipulate that the coolest a person should keep his/her home is 78 degrees.
The report goes on to state that thermostats should be set to 82 degrees at night and to 85 degrees when no one is in the house.
In the report, it says that a person saves 3 percent on their utility bill per degree on the thermostat.
They also give ways to stay cool, including using fans (box fans, ceiling fans) to circulate air. The report also suggests that folks cook outdoors when possible to keep heat out of the home.
See the full report by clicking here: