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Old 01-06-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Sweet little Garner
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Default At what temperature do you keep your house in winter?

I'm curious to know where you set your thermostat at this time of year and where you are from originally. I'm curious to know if northerners tolerate colder temperatures inside.

I'm also wondering if I'm the one who is crazy in my household for thinking that 64-66 is too darn cold to keep a house!!

Jenny_B
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Middle Creek Township
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70

New England.

We kept it at 68 at first, then 69 and now we are up to 70. The longer we live here, the more we like heat and can't stand cold.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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off when at work, 68 when home, 62 when sleeping. i am from the north and dont mind the cold. its the wife who complains.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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70

New England.

We kept it at 68 at first, then 69 and now we are up to 70. The longer we live here, the more we like heat and can't stand cold.
Ditto, I need to thaw out from time to time lol.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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64 at night, 68 during day, 66 if we leave home for long spell.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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69/70 ... on the floor we are on. We have a programmable thermostat and keep downstairs colder at night and upstairs colder during the day. We have small children who don't keep their blankets on, so we don't go any colder at night.

I'm from here, but lived in MN for about 10 years. If I hadn't lived there, it would be higher.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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My house isn't very well balanced between the first and second floors, so I turn down the thermostat to 60 at night. During the day I'm going with 67-68, and wear extra layers of clothes. Or use a heated throw, which is what I have on my lap right now. I'm thinking of getting a space heater as well. The house has very drafty old windows, and I'd just be throwing money away at this point if I tried to warm up the whole place.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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68 all of the time upstairs
66 downstairs all of the time

Leigh
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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off when at work, 68 when home, 62 when sleeping. i am from the north and dont mind the cold. its the wife who complains.
It's the opposite in my house. I'm the one who prefers those settings. Hubby would rather have it higher. Here my kids sleep with their fans on even in the winter. Our old house in Portland was very drafty (even after spending a bunch of money to replace windows, add insulation, etc). So we got use to sleeping in the cold... well all of us except my husband.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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I was keeping it around 72 until I got my gas bill for last month lol. I think we are going to try 69 on for size
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