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Blog Question of the Week: Why do you keep your home as cool (or not) as you do?

Release Date: 06/09/2008
Contact Information: (for media only; please leave responses as comments on the blog): Jeffrey Levy, (202) 564-4355 / levy.jeffrey@epa.gov

(6/9/08) Ever wanted to tell EPA what you thought on an environmental topic? Each week, you have your chance in the EPA blog, "Greenversations." Each question is an open-ended blog entry; please share your thoughts as comments.

This week's question:

Why do you keep your home as cool (or not) as you do?
It's getting hot! Air conditioning makes our homes much more comfortable during hot weather, but a million air conditioners running at once have environmental impacts. A programmable thermostat helps reduce the impacts by cooling only when you need it.

¿Por qué enfría su casa (o no la enfría) de la manera que lo hace?
¡Se están calentando los días! El aire acondicionado hace los hogares más confortable durante el temporada de calor, pero el tener un millón de unidades de aire acondicionado funcionando a la vez tiene impactos ambientales. Un termostato programable ayuda a reducir los impactos al refrescar la temperatura sólo cuando realmente lo necesita.

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