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post Mar 18 2012, 11:30 AM
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What are your preferred thermostat settings for the summer and winter?

During the winter we usually have it at 73 during the day and 71 during the night, but that's because my mom is extremely sensitive to cold. During the summer we usually have it between 78 and 80 during the day and keep it off during the night. Nights in California are relatively cool even in the summer.

However, I know this strange guy who says they have the heat on 74 in the winter and have the AC on about 66 during the summer. It's crazy, I know, but apparently they want to feel that their house is much different than outside.

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post Mar 18 2012, 12:10 PM
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post Mar 18 2012, 04:45 PM
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QUOTE(Jet Developer @ Mar 18 2012, 12:30 PM) *
What are your preferred thermostat settings for the summer and winter?

During the winter we usually have it at 73 during the day and 71 during the night, but that's because my mom is extremely sensitive to cold. During the summer we usually have it between 78 and 80 during the day and keep it off during the night. Nights in California are relatively cool even in the summer.

However, I know this strange guy who says they have the heat on 74 in the winter and have the AC on about 66 during the summer. It's crazy, I know, but apparently they want to feel that their house is much different than outside.

I'm with the crazy guy....... rolleyes.gif


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post Mar 18 2012, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE(aaastinkie @ Mar 18 2012, 02:45 PM) *
I'm with the crazy guy....... rolleyes.gif


So that means you have shorts and flip flops inside the house when it's 66 degrees and long pants, slippers, and sweater inside when it's 74?
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post Mar 26 2012, 12:22 AM
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I have 2 heating systems - Oil fired hot water baseboard heating and a electricla Heat Pump.

I use the Oil fired system as the primary and set it at 69 and don't change it day/night

The heat pump is set for 58 - if I run out of oil or if I am away from home and for some reason the oil burner doesn't fire.

The heat pump is the AC in the summer and is set at 78.


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post Mar 26 2012, 09:22 AM
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Arizona desert dweller here. We have a AC/Elec heat system.

For our coldest nights while we're home, we'll try to not exceed a T'sat setting of 74, and lower it for the day when we are out.

For the hottest times of the season, the at home setting will likely be around 76, and 78 when out.

Obviously, the costlier season is the AC use, bills can exceed $300.00/month
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post Apr 4 2012, 05:14 AM
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Burn wood in winter usually 73-75 up, 85-90 down in room with woodstove.
Summer usually 76. Of course these numbers aren't "usually" with wife home. rolleyes.gif


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post Apr 4 2012, 07:44 AM
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I fall in line with Jet D. Being in Michigan, we only turn on the AC when the heat and humidity are at its absolute worse. I love to be warm and fresh air is always my first choice.

AC: 78 - 80, depending on the humidity outside. The AC only goes on a few times a year. The only time I would lower it is at night because if the AC is not kicking on and the air is not circulating, I feel like I'm smothering at night. (Nightly hot flashes don't help, but I won't bore you with those details.)
Heat: 68.

My children do walk around the house in the winter in shorts in a tank top and claim "It's cold". I'm in my jeans, a long sleeved shirt, and a hoodie and respond "No its not". Our energy bill in the winter can run $400 - $430, so the thermostat will not be raised above 68. If you're cold, do some jumping jacks. biggrin.gif


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post Apr 10 2012, 10:41 AM
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Well, it's been done...first post-winter use of AC; this past Sunday. Not my choice mind you dry.gif , the outside temps were flirting w/ lower 90's, with everything closed due to poor air quality and resultant allergy responses, we needed to circulate and condition the inside air.
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post Apr 10 2012, 02:52 PM
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Summer...around 69-70
Winter...72-73

This is a small apartment, br, kitchen, living room and no hallway. Also, no
door on the bedroom but apt. was made for 1 person or a couple. The
unit is in the bedroom and circulates air throughout with just the blower
from the unit...much like a motel room. My elec. bill runs between
$65 and $90 year around when I'm living alone.


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post Jun 19 2012, 05:58 AM
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Summer-AC kicks on if the temp is above 74.
Winter-Heat kicks on if the temp gets below 72.



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post Jun 19 2012, 10:54 AM
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Set the AC in the low 60's.

Have a coal stove which raises temps to the mid 70's.


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In the winter, We average 70. I set it to 68 to save money and my wife sets it to 72 to feel more comfortable. Then I set it to 68. Then when she walks by it, she sets it to 72. You know the drill. When we go away, I like to set it to 65. She likes to keep it on 68 for the cats. Last person to leave the house wins.

In the wintersummer, We average 70. I set it to 68 72 to save money and my wife sets it to 72 68 to feel more comfortable. Then I set it to 6872. Then when she walks by it, she sets it to 7268. You know the drill. When we go away, I like to set it to 6578. She likes to keep it on 68 74 for the cats. Last person to leave the house wins.

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