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Old 10-10-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: RTP area, NC
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yesterday I noticed that the gas fireplace and the a/c were duking it out.

nice waste of resources there. So a/c temp turned up, heat down, using fireplace in the middle.

:-)
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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Several years ago, the wife and I were arguing about what temp to set the thermostat at. She tolerates it several degrees warmer than I do. So I did an informal survey at work, asking people what they generally kept their thermostats set to in winter and summer. I was surprised to see some of the extremes. One guy said they kept their A/C at 68* and their heat at 78*! Some let their homes get very warm in the summer, with the A/C set to 76 or higher! One bachelor kept his heat at 58*....but this guy was a notorious cheapskate! If I was in charge of the thermostat or lived alone, the A/C would be 70* and the heat about 65*.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:32 PM
 
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Today! I finally turned it on because it was 69 and I just wanted to take the chill out of the air. I'll turn it down to 65 tonight because I don't mind it cold when I sleep.





It sucks that the a/c was on just last week, maybe even over the weekend.

I keep it at 68 in the winter (65 at night) and around 76 in the summer, sometimes 78 if it's just me here in shorts with the fan on.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:48 PM
 
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I still have the windows open.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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baldheaded husband complaining about having to wear a hat inside so he hit the heat for a few minutes this evening but we will take it day by day and not have it on regularly till we really need it. I hate not having a hunk of time with no heat or a/c bills.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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I simply have mine set where I want it year-round in the house and it goes above that, it cools the house and below it, it heats, simple as that.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Holding tough! LOL My husband has a conniption if anyone even talks about heat before, oh let's say mid-January. This is not because of heating bills but that he has the metabolism of a hummingbird.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:38 AM
 
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We turned ours yeasterday! (10.10.2013) I thought I will be able to handle the cold nights until December, nope...

We are keeping it between 69 and 70 (hopefully not higher!!!)

Happy Fall, y'all!
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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Benefit of living in a center unit townhome ... 1am, and my indoor temp is still at 75. No heat needed.

Glad to hear it. We just moved into a center unit townhome and my bet with my husband is that we won't need as much heat when it's cold because we are sandwiched by homes. He claims it will not matter because the house is large for a townhome. Seems like I win.

BTW, no heat on yet, the house is 74 and I keep my windows wide open. I love the fresh air and the breeze at night. Looks like I still carry my NY blood and will not be cold until the house hits 67 or so. No heat for us for a long time!
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Old 10-11-2013, 06:16 AM
 
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No heat here yet. House has been between 68-70 for the past couple days. We keep it warm in the summer though (never below 77-78) and cold in the winter (62-65). Much of the year the AC and heat are completely turned off, especially this summer. We prefer open windows!
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