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Thread: How warm do you keep your house?

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    I like 68 in the winter and 76 in the summer.

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    At 22 celsius.

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    I was forced into early retirement in April and can't get a job due to age discrimination so this thread is very interesting to me! I am going 64 night/66 day in the winter and 76 summer. There are some months here in North Carolina you can just turn the unit off. We have a feather bed and feather comforter because I sleep with a very large fan going year round. What I find hilarious is my husband has started asking me if I'm cold. He works in the meat department of the grocery store and it's 32 degrees in there!!! If I get chilly I put on a sweater or do a "moving around" chore. When I sit down at night I toss my flannel backed quilt into the dryer for a few minutes and heat up a rice bag in the microwave for my feet. I have blinds and insulating drapes which seem to help keep the warm air in. My brother who does heat & air work told me to leave the thermostat at close to the same temp and not close off vents because it causes the system to have to work harder. Yes, sometimes I'm cold or hot but I'd rather put on/take off clothes than give the power company more money that I could use for food or fabric!

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    Okay guys, I'm in Scotland so around 70 and above suits me. I'm always cold so like it warm, hubby God bless him, goes with the flow.

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    We have our home at 74 in winter, that is if we don`t have a strong west wind! In summer at 72. Our home was built in the early 1900`s, part log, part summer house. We may change more than once in a day, as the wind shifts. I still love my home here in Northern Wis..

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    I was forced into early retirement in April and can't get a job due to age discrimination
    If you can prove this is the reason for no job then you won't have to work again, get a lawyer. Age discrimination is illegal.
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    We don't have central air, so in the summer it's at whatever our little fans can muster out. In the winter we are fairly limited by our boiler heating (with natural gas). When we have a choice, it's 70 during the morning hours and evening hours, 68 overnight and 68 the rest of the day. I'm the only one home during the day and since I work from home, being a bit on the chilly side keeps me awake so I can work . The rest of the winter it's whatever my furnace can pump out. That gets very difficult when it drops below -10.
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    No central air here either; we have no need for it. Our house is about 63-67 during the day and around 55-60 at night. My sewing room is on the lower level and stays around 55-57, so I have a space heater but I can't heat it to over 62 degrees or I'm way too hot! Our guests are always freezing so we keep Edenpure heaters in the guest rooms!

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    I like it cool, (others say freezing) I have thermostat 58 at night, and about 68 during the day. Sleep with 1 quilt, and a fan.
    Dyan

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    I prefer to heat to just 68 to save money. I find it generally tolerable if I wear several layers. DH complained and, when asked what he wanted for Christmas last year, said, "Two degrees." We now keep it at 70, but the propane bill is up.

    In the summer, it varies between 78 and 80.
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    It depends. Some days I just feel colder or warmer than others. Generally, if I break out in a sweat while watching TV, the AC goes down a notch. If I'm shivering with a sweatshirt, jeans and a quilt on my lap, the heat goes up a notch.

    I like sleeping in a cooler room, though, so in the winter the heat goes down to 66.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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