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Old 03-18-2008, 09:41 AM
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Just curious...I have a feeling that I like it warmer than most & that my husband likes it cooler! I like it at 72-74 all year round & he likes it at 66-68 (sometimes in the summer, he likes it as low as 64). We end up compromising at 70.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:29 AM
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Used to keep it at 70, but with the high prices of heating oil, we now keep at 66 during the day and 60 at night.
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:00 AM
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around 62 in the winter, 70 in the summer
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:07 AM
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Wow! 62 in the winter... I would never see my heat running at that temp. It's great if you can keep it at that temperature and be comfortable.

My wife is always cold. I have it on at least 70-72. My upstairs is sometimes on 80-82+. It's crazy.

With the other temps above (60's), my heat would go on for about an hour a day and stay well above those temps. It would save me a few thousand a year. Hmmm, maybe I should buy my wife an expensive coat.

or get a new wife. ha! jk.

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Old 03-18-2008, 11:10 AM
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
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On average ... between 66 - 68 when we are home in the winter. During the summer ... whatever nature brings through our open doors and windows. I do a lot of opening the house during the morning, evening and night and closing off the warmer afternoon air. The house will pretty much stay on average in the mid 70's to 80's. I'm not an air conditioning person, but I have fans in every room and that helps.
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:53 AM
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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We use a programmable theremostat. We keep it about 66 when we are home and awake, 60 at night and when no one is home. That said, I often use an electric blanket in the living room and we sleep under 2 blankets, a quilt, and a down comforter to save on the oil bill.

In the summer, we have theremostat wars, so I won't commit to saying what temp we keep. I prefer in the 70-72 range, DH likes it 75-78. The problem we have is I work in an office and aclimate to heavy a/c, while DH works outside and in unairconditioned construction sites.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:28 PM
Location: Reston, VA
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I keep it 75 degrees in the summer and 75 degrees in the winter - Hawaii temperatures.
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:19 PM
Location: Chaos Central
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I've put it as low as 55 at night or while I'm away from home, and up to about 70-72 if I get chills. Depends on the house too. If it's drafty, you have a choice of kicking the heat up a few degrees to keep warm - and waste more $$$ - or invest in some wool sweaters and a good puffy comforter
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:08 PM
Location: Waupun, Wisconsin
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When we lived in Western Washington we kept it at 66 to 68 during the day and turned it off at night (the house never got below 53 or so.) Here in Wisconsin we've found we're comfortable at about 62 or so during the day and we turn it down to 55 at night - though I'm always the first one up so I have the heat up before SWMBO gets rolling.
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:17 PM
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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i am in illinois and we keep it at 67 during the day, when we are home. turn it down to 60 at night. with a two story house, it stays warmer upstairs! this summer, we will have to see how hot it is outside and how expensive electricity is!
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