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What temperature is your home thermostat set to? (Take a Poll)

submitted on February 3, 2011 by YanBz in "Member's Lounge"
To continue the discussion Jack started about keeping yourself warm, I wonder what is the temperature that you set your thermostat to when you are at home? What is your comfort level?

I used to have it at 68'F but gradually concluded that I feel cold and when I am not comfortable I cannot be productive with whatever I am doing. So currently I have it at 71'F which seem to work out fine (especially if I have a hoodie or some other warm clothes on).
1. What do you keep your thermostat at when you are at home?
 60'F or less
 61'F to 65'F
 66'F to 70'F
 71'F to 75'F
 76'F to 80'F
 81'F to 85'F
 86'F or more
 or See Results 

 

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  • 102046
    deathbynosleep
    teacher
    7 1 1
    Posted by deathbynosleep on February 3, 2011 [reply] 1 1
    68 from 3-10pm. then goes down to 60 while I sleep. My girlfriend sometimes turns it up when she wakes up in the morning though. So the afternoon is may be anywhere from 60-70 depending on what she does.
  • 102105
    sandyshore
    professor
    2 1
    12 8 1
    Posted by sandyshore on February 3, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I have all electric and I'm currently in a dispute with my electric co. over a new meter they installed that shows my kwh have tripled over my highest ever bill in 6 years. So right now, until that and my bills are resolved my thermostat in my house is set at 55 in most rooms and 60 in the ones being used at the time. Comfort level is 65 degree temp winter and 70 summer.
  • 102106
    Solstice
    professor
    1 6 2
    11 4 1
    Posted by Solstice on February 3, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    A good sweater can make up for 2-3 degrees of comfort... or at least that is what I tell the wife. Smile
  • 102110
    midget
    professor
    5 3 2
    10 6 2
    Posted by midget on February 3, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I can't vote. my thermostat is broken. But I'm always cold and as soon as I turn off the heater my room gets cold almost instantly.

    To me, anything below 70 degrees is cold. I'd never survive the winter in places like Chicago, New York, etc. A few years ago I went up North Cali where it was snowing and I was miserable.

    Guess that warm, sunny Southern Cali temperature has spoiled me Big Grin
  • 102112
    gabyperu
    professor
    9 5 2
    Posted by gabyperu on February 3, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    When my husband is at home he sets the thermostat to 72 degrees but the minute he leaves I turn it down to 67 degrees Twisted
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    • Solstice
      professor
      1 6 2
      11 4 1
      Posted by Solstice on February 3, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Apparently its not just a girl thing then.
  • 102131
    mommy25
    professor
    1 4
    8 7 2
    Posted by mommy25 on February 3, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    We actually have a woodstove which heats up the house pretty good. The Thermostats in the bedrooms are always set at 68.
  • 102135
    pablos17
    deity
    2 4 6
    10 8 2
    Posted by pablos17 on February 3, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Ours is usually set at 65 or lower. The heat pump/furnace has been working much more efficiently since we had the vents cleaned and the thermal curtains we purchased are paying for themselves.
  • 102139
    equipurple
    professor
    2
    11 8 1
    Posted by equipurple on February 3, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    65 and extra sweaters and blankets. Home heating oil is expensive.
  • 102196
    DebsFreebies
    professor
    2
    10 5 1
    Posted by DebsFreebies on February 3, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I have propane heat and normally don't use it, due to the expense. I have an electric heater (I don't pay for electric) that does a so so job; I keep a sweater or something on most of the day and at night, use a heated mattress pad.
  • 102225
    psplove
    professor
    3 1 6
    11 9 2
    Posted by psplove on February 4, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    Most people are set 71'F to 75'F not so cool not so hot.
  • 102241
    roxytang
    professor
    2
    10 7 2
    Posted by roxytang on February 4, 2011
    [reply] 1 0
    I've been lucky living in Central Florida. I haven't turned on or touched my thermostat since November. The electric bill has been nice, but I do dread summer.

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