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Thermostat Setting

Postby caseyc » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:34 pm

What is your current theromostat setting? Am taking a poll (to be used in household discussion and, possible, debate). Ours is currently at 70 (boiler, steam heat).

SoCal iand other warm weather inhabitants need not apply.
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Postby paramour » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:43 pm

66 at night (I love sleeping under layers of heavy blankets) and during the day when I'm at work, and 70-72 when I'm home.
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Postby MICHIGAN » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:44 pm

I have drawn a line in the sand at 68. I would prefer lower, and often turn the thermostats down to 66. But my "housemates" complain about having to wear their coats inside.
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Postby pdtpuck » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:55 pm

67, unless it's -10 or more, then it's 68-69
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Postby jmy » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:26 am

On large, old houses (where one often finds steam systems) thermostats don't work very well. I run my steam boiler on a timer and strive for 68-70 degrees but find on really cold days it'll drop to 66 and on sunny ones it will rise to 72. Making sure a steam system is properly maintained and running optimally is more important than the thermostat setting.
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Postby Raggedclaws » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:48 am

70 during the day, 68 at night. Nothing worse than dry, stifling heat in the middle of the night drying out my mucus membranes.
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Postby The Beav » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:49 am

67 for the morning wake up. 60 when I'm home. 55 for the cats when I'm away. 55 at night, too. I layer and don't mind not seeing $300+ utility bills in the winter. However, this month will be different with the week of single digit weather we're supposed to be having.
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Postby Andy » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:52 am

70 degrees. I had my ventilation unit replaced last year and it's been smooth sailing ever since. My electric bills have gone way down.

I'm with paramour, I like a lot of blankets at night. I even have an electric one I use to pre-warm the bed.
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Postby chad sexington » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:17 am

69 degrees at night and when we are not home. Between 72-74 when we're home. Geo/Thermal.
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Postby Shark » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:37 am

62 during the day, 64 when I sleep and 68 when I'm just hanging around.
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Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:53 am

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Postby Putski » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:17 am

100 year old work in progress home....

55 at night, 66 for the morning wake-up, 61 the rest of the day and 64 for the evening meal until bedtime. Cold days like this are for baking and drinking.
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Postby davecat » Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:34 am

72 when home, 62 when gone.
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Postby Doctor Detroit » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:19 am

72 when home, 62 when gone.


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Postby Amadeus » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:31 am

66 for sleep. 68 for an hour in the AM during get-ready time. 64 when we're gone.

The evening hours are 68 until we hit the dead of winter when we bump it up to 70.
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