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Freezing on St. Thomas?–Yes

Dear Source:
The courthouses are freezing. I was told a number of years ago that the temperature in the federal courthouses around the country is not controlled by the building. Some federal courthouses in Ohio have temperature controls as far away as Atlanta! I don't know whether ours are locally controlled, but they should be. How ridiculous to see employees wearing sweaters on St. Thomas because the temperatures are kept too low for comfort in private and public buildings. This is true in the states as well as on St. Thomas. Perhaps if businesses and government would raise the thermostats so the air is kept around 77 degrees, energy would be saved and money would be saved which could be passed on to consumers and taxpayers. For the home, a split air conditioner set on "dry" instead of "cool" takes the humidity out of the air, making it comfortable at a higher temperature, and causes the compressor to come on less often. Use of some common sense could save us all a lot of money.

Dena Langdon
St. Thomas

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