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Old 11-10-2015, 12:10 PM
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Oh my gosh, I would freeze to death at the temps you gals keep in the 60's. We have propane heat and try to keep it as low as we can, but anything below 71 in the winter is toooooooo cold, even layering clothes on. Right now we have it on 71, but when it really gets cold will probably put it on 72. We have the Eden Pure and another quartz heater and they really help in the room I am sitting in and are very economical to run. The summer time my hubby likes it to be about 74. I could use it higher, but keep a throw by my chair or in it to cover up with if reading or watching tv. Last winter we had to stretch our propane that we had contracted as it went to almost 7.00 a gal if we had to buy more over our contract, and I nearly froze to death. I could not get enough clothes on to get warm so that is when we bought the quartz heaters. They were a life saver and very economical to use. I prefer the summer over winter anytime, but really love the spring and fall seasons. The older I get the more heat I want!
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:44 PM
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It is currently being kept at 72. I am plenty warm but DH is freezing. I just have a hard time bumping it up because of cost. We drop it to 64 for sleep and kept it at 78 during the summer. I, too, throw on a sweater if I'm feeling a bit chilly......isn't that what they are for?
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:54 PM
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66 - 68 in the winter plus occasional extra spot heaters and 78ish in the summer........plus ceiling fans/standing fans.
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Old 11-11-2015, 01:14 AM
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I live in Iowa and once I get a chill, usually in November, I can't get warm until summer. I have a sister that lives in Northern CA and keeps her house at 63 all year around. I absolutely freeze when I am there. As soon as they leave for work, i usually set the heat at about 72 , just to take the chill off and then I set it back. I have often wondered if their electric bill is higher when I am there.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:15 AM
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Our system is set to 70 degrees year round during the day and 65 degrees from 11 pm to 5 am. We have a wood burning insert in the fireplace that we use in extreme cold or when the power is out. We are all electric. The insert will keep our whole house very comfortable in cold weather. DH made a stacked wood fence going from tree to tree in our side yard so we have plenty of wood. He has to replace the oldest wood every few years if we don't burn it. I wouldn't be living in a home I couldn't afford to keep cool or warm to my preference.

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Old 11-11-2015, 07:35 AM
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I like 68 in the winter and 76 in the summer.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:00 AM
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At 22 celsius.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:56 AM
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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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Old 11-11-2015, 11:11 AM
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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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Old 11-15-2015, 01:30 PM
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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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