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Old 11-10-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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That's why I'm in my ArcTeryx fleece as I type!! Brrrrr....
Aaaww, poor Polly!

Here, have some!

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Old 11-10-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Ha! In your dreams.
We're talking thermostats...
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: somewhere south of Canada
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We're talking thermostats...
In that case, 80-82 is waaaay too hot for me. I'm sure I'll be looking at a much bigger electric bill here than I had in AZ. When I'm home, I keep it at 74 year round.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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When I was working I turned it down to 60-62. I have a small house so it heats up very quickly. I want comfort, so, depending on the wind and weather outside, it can range from 70-75. The colder it gets outside, the colder the house gets inside so I turn up the heat accordingly. At night now when it's in the 20s-30 at night, I turn the heat off and wake up to 56 degrees. Have one or two comforters on me.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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My units run at 68 winter and 78 summer, seems to be the most efficient on the electrical use and cost effective on the monthly bill. It also feels comfortable most of the time.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:36 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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When I finally turn on my heating system (and the last few years I've waited until January to do so!), it's set at 65. I insulate the heck out of my windows with pink foam panels between the storm windows and the regular ones, and then a layer of bubble wrap. And we wear layers of thermals and sweaters in the house. On the colder nights, I make a roast chicken or pork shoulder. lol

I figure that our sweaters are already paid for. And it seems silly and frivolous to keep the temperatures in the house high just to be able to run around in light clothing.

The older I get, the cheaper and more frugal I become. It's the Chinese in me coming out!
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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When I finally turn on my heating system (and the last few years I've waited until January to do so!), it's set at 65.
Lordie, the collective Commonwealth of MA must be nuts! It was about 65-68 outside today and it was friggin' freezin'! Granted, it feels colder here because it's so dry, but no heat in MA till January sounds absolutely loco to me! I know you're not the only one, though... I was telling Polly a few days ago about being invited in MA for Christmas and being told the hosts keep 63 degrees in their bedrooms. Take a wild guess whether they had a guest!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Moved to town. Miss 'my' woods and critters.
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After finding out that the under counter heater in the kitchen is defective and raised our electric bill by over $100.00 one month, we will not turn it on and will keep the rest of our home at about 68 -70 degrees this winter. Sweaters help!
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Mrs Dude has a medical condition that requires her to stay warm. Keeping the heat at 74 is cheaper than the doctor bills if we don't. Sumer we go to 78. I sit around in shorts and t-shirts year around.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Thermostat kept at 75 all year around.
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