Residential Indoor Temperature Study

Charles Booten, Joseph Robertson, Dane Christensen, David Brown, Paul Norton, Chris Smith, Michael Heaney

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


In this study, we are adding to the body of knowledge around answering the question: What are good assumptions for HVAC set points in U.S. homes? We collected and analyzed indoor temperature data from US homes using funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Building America (BA) program, due to the program's reliance on accurate energy simulation of homes. Simulations are used to set Building America goals, predict the impact of new building techniques and technologies, inform research objectives, evaluate home performance, optimize efficiency packages to meet savings goals, customize savings approaches to specific climate zones, and myriad other uses.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5500-68019


  • building
  • Building America
  • HVAC
  • residential


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