What is a good temp to set central air at?

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There's no such thing as a "good" temperature that would meet everyone's comfort level. However, to strike a happy medium and to avoid wasting of energy, about 74 degrees is recommended when the cental system is in the cooling mode (i.e. during the summer). You can supplement the cooling affect in the space by the use of ceiling or portable fans and to dress in light-weight clothing. At night, when you're in bed, you can set the thermostat a few degrees higher to save energy and still feel comfotable as your body is at rest and does not generate as much heat. During the heating season (i.e. during the winter), you can lower the thermostat to about 70 degrees and put on a sweater and/or cover your feet with a blanket while you're watching TV or reading to get comfy and save energy. At night, while you're under covers in bed, you can lower the thermostat down to about 68 degrees. Use additional blankets as necessary.

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