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  • lauragreenbaumlauragreenbaum Member Posts: 970 Member Member Posts: 970 Member
    I live in Southern Cal so I usually keep the heat off at night. I like it cooler, and it rarely gets below 60 in the house even in the winter. I turn it on to 68 in the morning, but it's typically warm enough outside to turn it off after a few hours.
  • callsitlikeiseeitcallsitlikeiseeit Member Posts: 6,949 Member Member Posts: 6,949 Member
    in the winter our thermostat is generally set on 72. our house is old though and has crappy insulation, so I doubt its really accurate in most places in the house. on sunny days, I turn the tstat down, because the sun heats the house. on cloudy rain days, I do not, and often turn on an oil filled space heater if I'm particularly chilly lol

  • siberiantarragonsiberiantarragon Member Posts: 75 Member Member Posts: 75 Member
    For heat: 70 in the living room. We don't turn on the heater in the bedroom because the noise disrupts our sleep, so the bedroom is a bit cooler. I might turn it up to 75 for a while after coming in from a really cold day. However, our apartment is built in such a way that it doesn't get that cold even if the heat is off.

    For A/C: Usually around 68-70. If it's very hot outside and we just came in from outdoors, I might turn it down to 65 or lower for an hour or so, and sit in front of it to cool off. We just moved into this apartment so I'm not sure how cool it will stay in the summer with the A/C off, but judging by the heat situation, it probably won't get that hot. We also have curtains that help with temperature regulation.

    Also for reference I live in the northeast US, so winters are usually in the 20-45 degree range, and summers are usually in the 80-95 degree range and very humid.
    edited January 3
  • swimmchick87swimmchick87 Member Posts: 434 Member Member Posts: 434 Member
    Mine is set to 70 in the winter. I turn it down to 65 for sleeping. I couldn't figure out why my bill was much higher this month; and then it hit me- I've been working from home. Typically, I didn't turn the thermostat back up to 70 until I got home from work at night. Now it's on all day long.

    In the summer it's more like 76-78. One, I run cold, so I don't like it turned down too far anyway. And if I'm doing something like just sitting around watching TV or reading, I'll just sit with a fan on me rather than turning the AC to a lower temp. I'll only turn it down if it's uncomfortably hot and I'm up/moving around and not sitting in one spot.
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,841 Member Member Posts: 2,841 Member
    68 in the winter and 78 in the summer. We have a space heater in the bathroom so we don't freeze in the winter after bathing. With the house at 68 in the winter, I am still wearing shorts and sandles...
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 23,146 Member Member Posts: 23,146 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Yeah, I recently set a new programmable thermostat and it had a "when you leave" daily function, and I was "weird concept." ;-)

    We both worked from home for long before last year and would get annoying messages on our electric company statements saying that our use was higher than our neighbors...
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