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Old 12-15-2013, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Central Virginia
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71 at night and during the day while we're at work
74-75 when we're home

We had a new HVAC installed in spring, and we now have a programmable thermostat. It's so nice that its warm when we get out of bed in the morning and when we walk in the door in the evening.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly NoVA and Phila
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I couldn't be married to most of you, except dissenter, Hokie Fan, and phrekyos! We keep it at 69-70 day and night. I HATE to be cold! The rest of you must be penguins in disguise as humans.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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Mine is generally between 58 and 60. I've had it set at 60 for the last month and haven't moved it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:52 AM
 
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Honestly it depends a lot on your house, I think. When I lived in my last home, a smaller townhome, I was pretty happy with my thermostat set at around 70-72 during the day. It felt very warm. The house I'm in now is dual zone. My downstairs has vaulted ceilings and is an open floor plan--very drafty and cold feeling. Only when the thermostat is set at 74 do I even BEGIN to feel comfortable. However, my upstairs, which is more traditional and closed up, well, I would DIE if it was set at 74. It is not drafty at all upstairs and is quite toasty. Rarely is it ever set over 70 degrees. I know heat rises and all that but I could have both thermostats set at 70 degrees. I'd be comfortable upstairs and freezing in my living area.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Central Virginia
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I couldn't be married to most of you, except dissenter, Hokie Fan, and phrekyos! We keep it at 69-70 day and night. I HATE to be cold! The rest of you must be penguins in disguise as humans.
Me, too! I also don't like to have to dress in layers or wear a hoodie while inside. I prefer to have on a t-shirt and thin cotton pants while tooling around the house.

It's worth a few extra dollars a month to be comfortable at home!
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Honestly it depends a lot on your house, I think. When I lived in my last home, a smaller townhome, I was pretty happy with my thermostat set at around 70-72 during the day.
I think this is very true. I honestly am the biggest wimp in the world when it comes to cold, but I think the oil heat, new windows, and enclosed rooms just do a really good job of using heat effectively. Believe me, if I were cold I would totally turn it up. We also only use 3-4 rooms in the house, so the vents are closed in all the spare rooms and the entire basement. We only pump heat into the family room/kitchen/bedroom/office.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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69 downstairs and 66 upstairs.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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You can also save money using space heaters.
Really? I thought space heaters would cost more.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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What I can't figure out is if you keep your temp the same all year round - what is the point of different seasonal clothes unless you are outside a lot. At work - it is the same temp all year round but all of a sudden people are 'cold' and wearing turtlenecks (but I know they aren't working outside because they sit in my office). And in the summer, they are 'hot' and wearing short sleeves.... If I kept my townhouse warmer the heat would just run all the time....all the time. I am and end unit and the windows are awful and they've always been that way. I like it cool at night for sleeping but if heating wasn't an issue - I'd crank it up a few degrees. Now the house in Vermont that my husband is living in right now....it has been below zero for days....if the heat was kept cranked up we'd be going through $900 of fuel every month and that's not fun.
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Old 12-17-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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69 at the nighttime and 67 or 68 during the day. We have a young kid at home.
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