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What Temperature Do You Keep Your Thermostat?

Keeping your thermostat lower certainly can help lower your heating bills, but sometimes it leaves residents too chilly for comfort. Where's your thermostat?


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chow chow 8 years
when i went to visit my parents, i was freezing. they keep the house at 65. i usually like to set it to at least 70, but after i got an electric blanket, i was able to turn it down to about 60 without being cold :)
Hex Hex 8 years
At my apartment it's around 70 but my mother's house is 80-85 degrees! And she gets bent about her bill.
BellaH68 BellaH68 8 years
Well, I live in Miami, so it A/C pretty much year round. We leave the AC off until we're ready to sleep, then turn it to 71, then off when I wake up @ 5:30am. He'd love it to be be 60 degree's, but I get very very cold very very easily...
bluebird bluebird 8 years
We keep it at around 71, but every window has enough of a draft that my hair moves from the breeze when I get close, so it always feels cold to me.
homekeeper homekeeper 8 years
66 normally but we keep it at 64 when we leave the house or at night usually.
bunnyOhare bunnyOhare 8 years
Man, I'm freezing just reading about how cool some of you keep your abodes! It's usually 72-73 here. Since we have a 2 story home, it's warmer upstairs (especially the loft where all the computers and other electronics live) so that's where I am most of the time. When I'm downstairs watching TV, I'm bundled up in a blanket!
KMattes KMattes 8 years
I don't have a thermostat (live in Hawaii)!
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 8 years
I dont have the luxury of centeral heat/air. We have an old skool wall heater so we are always messing with the temp while we're gone its off 1st one home turns it on to like mid 70s
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I cut it down to 58 when I am alseep and during the day when I'm not home. I turn it to 72 when I get home. Yeah, it's a little chilly, but that's what they make fleece jackets and blankets for. Plus, I've cut my electric bill by $35!!!!
CaffeePants CaffeePants 8 years
Our downstairs neighbor blast her heat all winter so we keep ours off from September until March.
mnp mnp 8 years
I leave my thermostat on at 75+ because I actually have no control of my heat. The landlord plays with the switch. So, sometimes it's really hot and sometimes chilly. Blah. This is what I get when I don't pay for my own heating.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
it's set at 69 or 70 usually. But during the summer when it just up to 120 here I set the AC for 80-85. So it's never nice and cool in our house but we can't afford for it to be. Even at 85 our bill is over $400
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
60 when we are at work and then up to 68 when we get home.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I personally like to have the thermostat set a bit higher. My husband frequently yells at me to put on warmer clothes instead of bumping up the thermostat. Then I point out to him that I'm already wearing two pairs of socks, leggings, sweat pants, long sleeve t-shirt and a heavy sweater AND I'm usually sitting under a blanket, which usually gets me a degree or two on the thermostat. I can't help it if I get freakishly cold and want to be warm and cozy!
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I have it set at 68, but fortunately my condo is energy efficient so the heater only runs on occasion.
menomena menomena 8 years
Another Upstate NYer here - we keep it at 50 during the day (when at work) and 60 from 5-11pm and 7-9am. Our heating bill last month was $220 :(
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
I said below 65 because I personally would leave it at 60 (that's what we did growing up so I don't mind a colder house, plus now we have a whole house to heat and it is going to be expensive) ... but little elves keep turning it up to 65. I'm trying to convince, um, certain members of my household that if you're cold, you put on a sweater, THEN you turn up the heat, but the message hasn't sunk in yet ... In his defense, he grew up in a drafty trailer that would NEVER get warm, and he promised himself that he would never have to be cold in his own house. So I understand where he's coming from - but it's winter, you're not supposed to be comfortable in shorts and a T!
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
Usually about 70 ... but when it gets really chilly out, I bump it up to 71.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
We try to not run heat as much as possible because we have a lot of leaks and it costs a FORTUNE (130+) to heat our teeny 700 square foot condo... but once it dips below 60 inside, we turn the heat on to 64.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
70-72 in winter. Our house is old, drafty and cold. Plus our animals are whiny when it's any colder than that inside!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
For Winter ours is usually right around the 70 degree mark give or take a degree. so I chose the 70-75 option.
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I have forced air which sounds like a wind tunnel in the condo so I actually try to keep it off as much as possible. It's rather cold here in Toronto today (-7 and getting lower and lower)so I have it set to about 17 (about 65) during the day and turn it off at 5pm when I get home.
kmckay kmckay 8 years
i'm living in upstate ny as well! we are usually at 67. but today with all this snow falling, i'm tempted to turn it up a bit :)
mrskimmyl mrskimmyl 8 years
We live in Upstate NY & currently are leaving our thermostat at 55-65. I work from home, & it does get a bit chilly in our (small) apartment sometimes during the day, but I just bundle up under a blanket & I'm fine. =D
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