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What temperature do you set your thermostat to during the winter?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Greg Alsobrook, Jan 27, 2011.

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What temperature do you set your thermostat to during the winter?

  1. Below 70

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  2. 70

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  3. Above 70

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    15.4%
  4. I don't have central heat / Just looking

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  1. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Before we replaced our windows we had to keep it on 70-72, and now we're down around 67. It has to do with the location of the thermostat, where you spend most of your time in the house (near windows?) and how the air circulates. If your couch is under a 30 year old single paned window and your thermostat is set at 68 it's gonna feel a lot different than if your couch is under a brand new double paned window with the thermostat at 68.
     
  2. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    68 in the day
    64 at night

    I actually have the heat turned off in my bedroom I hate to be hot
     
  3. Groundhog45

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    We usually have it set at about 72 in the winter. My wife will complain if it's lower than that. During the summer 75 to 76 will do. We've also had to use heat and A/C on the same day when we have big changes in the weather.
     
  4. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Tell her she needs to do more housework to keep the blood flowing and stay warm. Oh, and let us know how that works out. :p
     
  5. Polardog

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    66 during the day.
    64 bedtime.
    Around 70 when I take a shower.

    Oh, and BTW. Had 700 gals of heating oil delivered today.
    $2,225.30 was my delivery total ($3.17.9 per gal). They gave me a 2 cent break as the listed price was $3.19.9 on Tues when I placed the order.
    Checked online today and the price is now $3.24.9.
     
  6. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Dang, how many hours per gallon do you get? I would hope that would last two years at that price.
     
  7. Alebob911

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    69 if we go up to 70 then upstairs is just too hot to sleep. Crazy how 1 degree can make such a difference.
     
  8. matt

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    Don't question it until you lived it. Each room is a different temperature, and uneven throughout the room. Depending on the contents of the room, each will have a different amount of time to reach a certain level. The bedroom will be mid 70s and the living room in the low 60s. The office will be freezing and have a draft. Bathroom insufferably hot, you have to open the window if you are going to sit on the pot for a while. Different height ceilings all over don't help either. If I leave the thermostat at a normal temp, there is about a minute between cycling off and turning back on again.

    You have to adjust the thermostat for the room you are staying in.

    If I am in the:
    Bedroom - high 60s.
    Living room - 72 to 74
    Office - 78 to 80
    Kitchen - Don't even bother, all the heater does is blow at the fridge (great idea) and make the compressor turn on.
    Bathroom - If I am going to be a while, I just shut the whole thing off
     
  9. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    My thermostat is in the living room next to the hallway to the air return. Fortunantly, that works out well, since the TV/stereo/AV equipment heat keeps the living room warm, and the heater doesnt come on that often. While the living room temperature on the thermostat reads 77, the thermometer on the outside wall by the front door in the same room reads 72-74 depending on outside temp, kitchen will be about 72, and bedrooms will be in the high 60's. That works out perfectly for me, since I like it colder in the bedrooms. Bathroom is small, so I just wait until the heat kicks on to take a shower, and it gets up in the 80s in there for the shower :)

    Today, it was 68 outside. Heater hasnt come on all day. Its now 54, and the heater still hasnt come on. Even with poor insulation, it seems like there is a long delay between outside temp drops and inside change, so the attic insulation must be helping quite a lot.
     
  10. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Heat has always been at 68. Also have the automatic setting in the car at 68.

    This has been the first winter in a while where I've raised it to 70 sometimes, but never higher.

    The central air (just A/C) varies between 69-71, it comes out at like 50 so need to play with it a little.
     
  11. RAD

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    I'd like to set it at 70 but wife would freeze at that so to keep her happy it's 73 during the day but down to 70 at night (she turns up her side of the electiric blanket).
     
  12. kiknwing

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    64 and plenty of blankets
     
  13. Drucifer

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    65°F Day 55°F Night/Winter
    75°F Summer
     
  14. SayWhat?

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    I'd be sweating like crazy. :eek2:
     
  15. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    55 and no blankets. Need to be in teens outside before I feel the cold. I've been called a Walking Furnace.
     
  16. kiknwing

    kiknwing Godfather

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    Blankets at night and i've been called cheap.
     
  17. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I don't think you actually read his whole post. He sets the thermostat at 78-80 when he's going to be in the office, because that room is colder than the rest of the house. That doesn't mean the actual temperature in there will be 78-80.

     
  18. Santana

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    65 day and night; when it falls too far below zero we turn it up to 70 for a few hours. We do winterize the house in fall, but we have an older drafty house and the far rooms (including the bedroom) stay colder. So we have a dual temperature electric blanket to sleep under at night.
     
  19. Polardog

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    1.5 GPH I believe. My storage tank is 1000 gals. I had under 300 gals left in the tank when I ordered. This amount would have seen me through the rest of the coldest winter weather but I believe heating oil (and other petroleum based fuels) will rise even faster with the crisis in Egypt. I figured I fill up before the price is $4.00+. Normally I'd order a fill up in spring when traditionally the price goes down. But prices are not going down. Price has been rising all of 2010 and now in 2011. And, It has been consistantly cold here in the northeast since the beginning of Dec.
     
  20. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Egpyt is a net importer of oil, so I'd expect prices to be relatively unphased by this crisis.
     

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