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What's Your Daytime Winter Temperature?

What's Your Daytime Winter Temperature?


To save money on heating bills in the Winter, it's recommended to set the thermostat between 65 and 70 degrees during the day and 58 degrees at night or when away from home for several hours. Do your heating habits generally follow these rules? Or do you have a different routine?
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cdanzer23 cdanzer23 8 years
My heat is at 58 when I'm at work, 65 for the few hours I'm awake after work, and then back to 58 through the night. I'm a fan of sweaters and blankets to keep warm if I'm not moving around enough to stay warm. And if it gets really chilly to me, I bake something in the oven or make tea.
piesecki piesecki 8 years
I have absolutely no idea, I don't even think my thermostat works! I do know (after much experimentation and a few cold showers!) it takes 12 hours to heat enough hot water for 4 20-year-old girls to shower and do all the washing-up in our house! The heating is on for that time, and then put on boost if necessary. Our heating bills have been sky-rocketing recently though. Multiple jumpers and hot water bottles are the way to go!
piesecki piesecki 8 years
I have absolutely no idea, I don't even think my thermostat works! I do know (after much experimentation and a few cold showers!) it takes 12 hours to heat enough hot water for 4 20-year-old girls to shower and do all the washing-up in our house! The heating is on for that time, and then put on boost if necessary. Our heating bills have been sky-rocketing recently though. Multiple jumpers and hot water bottles are the way to go!
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 8 years
I keep my heat at 289 K during the day. Hahaha! We all love the metric system. It's cetainly superior for distance and weight. But for body temperature and weather temperature, Fahrenheit is a little better than Celsius because it is a finer (i.e. less coarse) scale.For example:70F: 21.11C71F: 21.67C
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 8 years
I keep my heat at 289 K during the day. Hahaha! We all love the metric system. It's cetainly superior for distance and weight. But for body temperature and weather temperature, Fahrenheit is a little better than Celsius because it is a finer (i.e. less coarse) scale. For example: 70F: 21.11C 71F: 21.67C
specialcamper specialcamper 8 years
Mine varies between 60 and 70.
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
A wonderful night is living in SC, at 70, underneath a down comforter, ahhh....
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i agree with ashcwebb! Anyway, i converted it and i think it is around 68. the landlord upstairs controls the heat (sucky, i know) but luckily it is set relatively low most of the time. we have a fireplace that is electric that we use sometimes as it gets chilly when it rains (which seems like always).
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
Energy is so cheap in Quebec, so I don't mind heating as much as I need (around 21C). But when I go away for the weekend, I turn the heat down to 17C.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
We keep the house around 60-62 and it's so much better to snuggle up at night than be too hot.
Carri Carri 8 years
65-70. Energy is too expensive out here to heat our house all the time. We *try* not to use our A/C very often in the summer, either.
ualili ualili 8 years
Our thermostat is set at 68 throughout the winter- I live in So. Arizona, so it doesn't usually kick on during the day. However, the desert can get really cold at night, so 68 makes us comfortable. And like Reinphall, our winter electric bill gives us a nice reprieve before the hot summer months set in.
emalove emalove 8 years
When we're at work, the thermostat is set for 65 degrees. When we're home, I usually turn it up to 72 degrees. I get cold so easily.
Nickey Nickey 8 years
Mine is on 70 all the time. Found out that it costs more to turn you heat or air up and down than it does when you keep it at one temp. But this will be my first gas and electric bill so we'll see how it works when I get it.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Mine's on 60..almost always. Occasionally I'll turn it up to 64...just to warm up the house a bit. My apartment has really high ceilings and it gets really cold. But that's what blankets and slippers are for! :)
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
Mine's on 60..almost always. Occasionally I'll turn it up to 64...just to warm up the house a bit. My apartment has really high ceilings and it gets really cold. But that's what blankets and slippers are for! :)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
My parents fight with each other when it's freezing temps outside. My mom keeps it in the mid 60s, about at 65, to conserve on gas. Meanwhile my dad likes it up the low 70s, 72 max, in order to warm up because it gets drafty after a while. I see where they both are coming from though.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
While i am at work i set it to 62. When i get home from work it's usually on 68 unless i am really cold then 70. When we go to sleep i put it on 64 as it get's really hot in our bedroom with the door closed even then it is sometimes too warm. Which i won't complain because where we used to live the heat barely worked and it was usually colder in the house than outside.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 8 years
I turn it all the way up and keep it on until I feel toasty, then turn it off until I get cold. If I'm cold, my cats are cold, otherwise I'd let it stay cold because I don't really mind it.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
I cannot for the life of me figure out how to program my thermostats! Isn't that sad?
sugarbecky sugarbecky 8 years
I usually set it to heat at about 64 when I'm at work, or on a warm day, I'll set it to cool at 75. The weather in the South is different everyday, so these are both winter temps for me.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
This is in fahrenheit!!! Why do you guys only do American measurments on here! There are lots of loyal Canadaians on this site too!!! Anyways, i suaulyl keep my place at at about 74...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
This is in fahrenheit!!! Why do you guys only do American measurments on here! There are lots of loyal Canadaians on this site too!!!Anyways, i suaulyl keep my place at at about 74...
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
Unless it's below 40 degree F outside, I don't turn up the heat or thermostat. I put more layers of clothing while inside the house and sometimes a jacket. At night , while sleeping, we turn off all the heat even in our bedroom. We use our electric thermal blanket instead. Call me frugal, but this is the only way we save up heating costs in the winter. We live in a state where electricity is the most expensive in the whole nation.
leeapeea leeapeea 8 years
My apartment comes with heat paid (best choice I EVER made!) but I still keep the temp around 68. It gets pretty cold here in NH, and if you're going to go outside at all, or sit in your car for any length of time, you'll be wearing long pants and a sweater. I don't want to have to strip all that off in my house - it needs to be cool. I'm wil you, reinphall, about summer temps. It doesn't get quite as warm here, but I live in the middle of a city where all the pavement reflects summer heat. Still, I'd rather keep the temp around 80 so it's not so much of a shock when I go outside.
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