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How warm do you keep your house?

Old 11-10-2015, 06:09 AM
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My house is a little warmer right now than what I like only because my daughter just moved back in and she has twin preemie boys. I don't want those little ones to get sick. Usually I don't keep it too warm because the only thing I like about the cold weather is being able to wear sweaters, hoodies and furry socks and also going to the faucet and getting a cold glass of water where ice isn't needed.
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Old 11-10-2015, 06:31 AM
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We keep ours at 71 in winter and 74 in summer, but I am having trouble staying warm this fall (new medication). Hopefully, this will moderate as I go through the winter.
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:44 AM
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The back, newer part of the house, which we use the most now that all the kids have moved out 72-74 during the day, 68 at night.
The front, old part of the house, that has it's own furnace and my sewing room 74 when I'm sewing, 68 when no one is in that part of the house.

The last 2 winters, here in Ohio, we've had something happen that hasn't happened in the 35 years we've lived here - the pipes to the upstairs bath, in the old part of the house, FROZE.
My husband built an airtight panel that we open when the temp is forecast to be -10 or lower. We close it in the morning, and it gets closed on those extremely frigid nights (the pipes are behind that panel)
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:56 AM
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Keep mine at 68 unless it gets 0 then i might put it on 70 and use my fan on me.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:04 AM
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Winter - 64 during the day, and 54 at night. We also have a programmable thermostat that kicks on about 30 minutes before we get up, so we don't get up to a 54 degree house. We also spend our evenings in the family room, with a gas fireplace, and will use that in the winter. We stay comfortable.

Summer - about 76-78, depending on how active we are. We have a whole house fan, so don't turn on the AC until the outside temp or dew point doesn't drop below 70 at night.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:17 AM
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68 to 72, year round. BUT where I live I rarely have to turn on heat or AC. I like it cool when I sleep.
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:42 AM
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during the day about 67 or 68. turn it down to 60 at night. can't afford a higher heating bill.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:42 AM
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68 to 70 in winter and 78-80 summertime. Luckily here in central FL the winter is not as big a thing as the summer. I too feel the cold and DH doesn't as much.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:50 AM
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I usually keep mine at 62 around the clock unless it gets really cold outside...then I may splurge and move it to 64 :0!
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:51 AM
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I keep it 60 at night and 65 or below when we're up and about in the winter. Summer we only have room air conditioners.
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