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What is your thermostat set at?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Notreknip, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Notreknip

    Notreknip Senior member

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    ...during the daytime?



    Do you change (i.e. lower) it at night?

    Is it the same all year round?
     
  2. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    71 is my average for the day. I sleep at 67.

    I open things up when I go out to keep the air fresh. In the winter I usually leave my windows open at night.

    In a perfect world, it would be 68 all day, and 50 a night. I read somewhere Dick Cheney had his hotel rooms set to 68 prior to his arrival. That little fact humanized him for me.
     
  3. binge

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    I don't set it at all for ~10 months out of the year.
     
  4. cavender33

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    70 or 72 is about average
     
  5. Bhowie

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    78-79 all time until I lower it to 76 when I sleep.
     
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    I turn the heat on about three times a year. For example, we had an exceptional snow storm in Seattle this year, normally I don't turn it on at all. I prefer to be cold.
     
  7. von Rothbart

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    Summer: 68 Winter:60, I like it cool.

    A/C & heat are off for much of spring and early fall.
     
  8. Slopho

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    78-79 all time until I lower it to 76 when I sleep.

    Wow, close to 80 and you're in Texas? I need it at 72 here in Maryland.
     
  9. philosophe

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    76 F during the day in summer. Using Vornado fans with the AC makes it possible to up the thermostat a few degrees.

    67 F during the day in winter. I like the heating bill to be lower than the mortgage payment.
     
  10. Prada_Ferragamo

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    When I am not at home. It's turned off. In the summer around 70. In the winter, usually pretty low. I like my place cold, it helps me sleep better.
     
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    Wow, close to 80 and you're in Texas? I need it at 72 here in Maryland.

    I'm in Texas, and mine is 78 during the day and 76 at night. AC gets expensive quick, and the difference between 97-100 and 78 is substantial enough to do the job.
     
  12. Bhowie

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    I'm in Texas, and mine is 78 during the day and 76 at night. AC gets expensive quick, and the difference between 97-100 and 78 is substantial enough to do the job.

    We had close to a $300 electric bill last month for 2000 sq. ft. We live in a new house, cost rise very quickly in the summer.
     
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    We had close to a $300 electric bill last month for 2000 sq. ft. We live in a new house, cost rise very quickly in the summer.

    Does your electric company allow you to average out the bill based on annual use?
     
  14. Bhowie

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    Does your electric company allow you to average out the bill based on annual use?

    We've lived there less than 6 months, and I dont know if they allow that.
     
  15. Joffrey

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    In my apartment I would love to sleep with it at 68. But my roomate gets cold easily so it's at 70-72 at night or sometimes off like last night. Hence I woke up stuck to my sheets.
     
  16. Meis

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    I turn the heat on about three times a year. For example, we had an exceptional snow storm in Seattle this year, normally I don't turn it on at all. I prefer to be cold.

    +1

    except wait- I don't have control over my heat... so I'm sweating all winter b/c my apartment is 85 while its 10 outside.
     
  17. crazyquik

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    Air conditioning 80-83 in the day, in the summer. 77 or so at night.

    In the winter, heat at about 66.
     
  18. robbie

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    i am married, so 70+ usually.
     
  19. JayJay

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    Usually 70-72 all year.
     
  20. overdog

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    In the summer: 80 during the day, 81 at night (no blanket).

    Average electric bill for May-July: $51.95
     

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