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Old 01-01-2013, 07:07 AM
 
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Coming from southern Florida, turning heat on in the winter is a brand new concept for me. Since it turned cold here my thermostat at my house as been between 70 and 72 degrees. I find 70 degrees leaves me cold unless I'm moving around a lot in the house, and when I turn it up to 72, I'm too hot. (Yes, I've tried 71 too) Just curious what temperature you keep your thermostat at when your home to feel comfortable?
As a native Miamian, I'm more like you than the other responders to your question who keep their homes relatively cool in the winter. Although I'm currently in Miami Beach, I spent the past three winters in Vegas and kept my thermostat set in the mid to high 70s. As a matter of fact, my NVEnergy bill was routinely higher in January & February than it was in July & August. Which is one reason I'm not coming back to Vegas until sometime in March, lol.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:50 AM
 
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Just had my elderly dad here for five weeks and he is always cold so had the temp set at 73 for 5 weeks. Gas bill was only 65.00 for 2300 sf house. Now down to 71 during the day and 68 at night.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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Between 72-74
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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There's no set rule. It's whatever is comfortable for you. Ours are usually set between 72 and 75 depending on how cold we are ...or probably how cold I am, as my wife likes it to be just above freezing with the overhead fans on.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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70 to 72 during the day and early evening. Turn it off at about 8pm until getting up in the morning.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Coming from southern Florida, turning heat on in the winter is a brand new concept for me. Since it turned cold here my thermostat at my house as been between 70 and 72 degrees. I find 70 degrees leaves me cold unless I'm moving around a lot in the house, and when I turn it up to 72, I'm too hot. (Yes, I've tried 71 too) Just curious what temperature you keep your thermostat at when your home to feel comfortable?
Many years ago before coming to Las Vegas we considered moving to Jacksonville. We were looking at house and I noticed the heat was a very primative set up. The fan to distribute the heat was a tiny little thing.

Anywho, the best thing you can do for your electric bill, is to go to Home Depot or Lowes and get a digital thermostat if you have the old fashioned manual kind. We have two units so I installed them both myself and found it was very easy. They operate on batteries, but the batteries seem to last a long time (years) and are easy to replace. You can set them to automatically adjust the temps for different times of day. And you can override the settings with one push of a button.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:36 PM
 
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No thermostat in winter so far. Completely turned off. Gas fireplace downstairs. And a plug in oscillating heater in the bedroom.
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:40 AM
 
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No thermostat in winter so far. Completely turned off. Gas fireplace downstairs. And a plug in oscillating heater in the bedroom.
I have found that my gas fireplace runs up my bill more than running the furnace, but at least you get the cozy ambiance. I love sitting by a fire in winter.

Southwest gas offers a balanced payment plan to people with a good payment history. Mine has worked out to 27 dollars a month, which isn't bad considering we have a gas dryer and stove as well as the fireplace, furnace, and water heater.
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:48 AM
 
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I just installed 3 digital thermostats ( very easy install ). In the Fall and winter I have the downstairs at 69 during the daytime then at night down to 65. Bedrooms are upstairs so they start out at 69 and go down to 67 after midnight. Gas bills are a fraction of the cost compared with the electric bills to cool down the house.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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I have that "smart" wifi controlled thingy. I can see my neighborhood's average home temperature.(73 degrees). I can also see the average temperature for the valley.(76 degrees).

There are some warm toasty people out there.




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