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View Poll Results: What is your preferred temperature?
65F (18C) and below. 11 16.92%
66F (19C) 1 1.54%
67F 1 1.54%
68F (20C) 11 16.92%
69FF 4 6.15%
70F (21C) 14 21.54%
71F 1 1.54%
72F (22C) 8 12.31%
73F 0 0%
74F (23C) and up 14 21.54%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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Actually, come to think of it, I keep my AC in the bedroom in the summer between 65-70. If i stay at a hotel, it's usually in that range as well. I like it closer to 65 for sleeping, closer to 70 for when I'm awake. Humidity and the wind make a difference too (I have old, drafty windows). I put plastic over one window each in the bedrooms and the main living room window (after New Year's). This way, I get some insulation, but I can still open a window if it's unseasonably warm. I live in the NYC area.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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In the summer, I do turn on the air as soon as the heat becomes the least bit uncomfortable. I live in the northeast where humidity is a huge problem. So it might be in the 80s outside but the humidity would make it unbearable. I usually turn the central air on to like 68 until the whole house cools, then I turn it to like 72 to maintain.

So to me, the ideal room temperature would be below 65.
I know the Northeast stickiness. Air conditioners are just fancy dehumidifiers though, so they get two birds with one stone. I have an undersized in-room/portable window unit in my room. It only cools the room down about 2-3 degrees, but it does enough to be tolerable.


Ugh, came home to the thermostat left set at 78F, 86F in my room. Insane.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Interesting thread!

I prefer balmy, Above 75 degrees. Esp in the winter. I do not have control over my own thermostat, And the heat cranks way up by itself. It's comfortable. Something about the heat. I am biased because I love hot weather. Probably my Florida blood as I was born there and lived there.
Same here. I can also withstand a bit of heat, so often I had my old apartment at around 77F during the summer and 74-75F at night (when I had a/c). At home my a/c sucks, so I got used to dealing with temps at about 80F during the day.

Up here in Boston, I unfortunately do not get to control the heat because it is very expensive and, like me, my roommates are living on a set stipend. So, while I used to have my old apt at 75F in the winter, here I have to settle for 65-68F during the day and closer to 60F at night and I hate it. Especially when I wake up and my room is 55F. >/
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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Interesting thread!

I prefer balmy, Above 75 degrees. Esp in the winter. I do not have control over my own thermostat, And the heat cranks way up by itself. It's comfortable. Something about the heat. I am biased because I love hot weather. Probably my Florida blood as I was born there and lived there.
I'm right there with you. I also prefer 75 degrees and above. Florida is ideal for me.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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70 degrees in winter, 79 degrees summer
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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I said 70 degrees since in the summer I alternate between keeping the A/C between 68 and 72 and in the winter I prefer the heat to be around 72 or more, but I can be perfectly comfortable with 70.

My current landlord keeps the heat around 74, which is fine by me.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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67 during the winter, 73 during the summer.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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what I prefer and what we can afford are 2 different things- I would prefer to set the heat at 70 but that would make the furnace run continually so we set it at 63 and dress warm-even so the gas bill is still over $300 a month-bummer......
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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what I prefer and what we can afford are 2 different things-
Yeah, I would answer one # for "what is physically comfortable temp. to me" but answer with a much lower temp. for question of "what do I set my thermostat for in winter".
No A/C in my home, so that part's "not applicable".
Similar thread in other section-
What temperature do you set your heat at?
My comment (56 degrees)-
http://www.city-data.com/forum/26927769-post50.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:00 AM
 
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Depends on the time of year.

68 in the winter, 75 in the summer.
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