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Old 02-12-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: equator
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Now that you are retired, presumably you are spending more time together, at home. Maybe not, I know many of you are "busier than ever", but is this a problem for anyone that you might not have noticed before? Exacerbated by being older, and how that affects one's internal temperature.


I like the temp around 72, in shorts and sleeveless top. Husband prefers almost 80. He is wearing a jacket now at 76 degrees. Yes, he is skinny and hyper-thyroid. In cars, he would always turn all the a/c vents onto me. We are 62. I'm normal weight.


In a perfect world, I'd have the temp at around 65 at night so I could cuddle under a light comforter. But I compromise at 72. In daytime, we sit in different closed-off rooms so he can languish at 80 and I'm at 72. Thank God for separate room a/c units! Without that advantage, I'd have floor fans blowing on me plus central air.


Where's your comfort zone and how do you adjust?
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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I'm okay at 70 during the winter. The roommate will set the temp at 78! That is roasting temp to me. We sleep in separate rooms and the thermostat is in his. With the door closed it gets warmer in there and not too bad in my area. I do keep a fan running in here 24/7.

What is crazy is that I am okay with 78 during the summer, but he wants it down to 72 or so. I don't understand that - why can't he be comfy at that temp during the winter???

He is 70 and not overweight. Just whiny and cranky.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I am divorced and live alone. There are advantages and disadvantages to that, but one thing I like a lot is that I am free to set the thermostat where ever I want it without feedback from anyone else. I have it on 63 all winter and on 83 all summer. I don't care for a huge contrast when I go outside or come inside.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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I'm okay at 70 during the winter. The roommate will set the temp at 78! That is roasting temp to me. We sleep in separate rooms and the thermostat is in his. With the door closed it gets warmer in there and not too bad in my area. I do keep a fan running in here 24/7.

What is crazy is that I am okay with 78 during the summer, but he wants it down to 72 or so. I don't understand that - why can't he be comfy at that temp during the winter???

He is 70 and not overweight. Just whiny and cranky.
Just be glad you're not going through menopause! That temp would send me over the edge!

Down to 52 at night here. 67 during the day with a hoodie so I can take it off and cool down quickly as needed. Nice and comfy!

I don't have air conditioning so keep an ice pack in the freezer for emergencies.
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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70 in both summer and winter. 72 in winter if we are sick. We use a mid weight down comforter all year, and it's very comfortable. Many times to make it even more comfortable in winter in the great room, we put on the gas fireplace. To me, if one cannot be comfortable in their own home, what's the point?
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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72 winter
75 summer


We were poor when I was a kid and grew up in an old non insulated farmhouse.
Chilly in winter, hot in summer.


There is not a day goes by that I am not thankful that my retirement income is enough to provide comfort.


( my wife likes it about a degree or 2 warmer in winter )
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Old 02-12-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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I live in a climate that people do not use heating or A/C, so 1/2 the year the window is closed and half the year the window is open.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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I'm okay at 70 during the winter. The roommate will set the temp at 78! That is roasting temp to me. We sleep in separate rooms and the thermostat is in his. With the door closed it gets warmer in there and not too bad in my area. I do keep a fan running in here 24/7.

What is crazy is that I am okay with 78 during the summer, but he wants it down to 72 or so. I don't understand that - why can't he be comfy at that temp during the winter???

He is 70 and not overweight. Just whiny and cranky.
My wife was the same way. How can any given temperature be comfortable during one time of the year but not comfortable during another?

I find 68 F comfortable year-round but I don't like using A/C unless it's too humid to use window fans (which is too often for my preferences). We set the A/C to about 78 F and use ceiling and pole fans if necessary to create a breeze.
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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73 degrees and 35% relative humidity.
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:58 PM
 
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We don't have a thermostat in our house, lol. We have a window unit for summer and small space heater for winter (we live in Florida). We downsized from 2200 square feet to 800 square feet. Works well for us.
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