What temp you keep your house at in winter?

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I'm curious as right now I'm at 60 and I will say its a tad cold. I just dont want to get hit with a huge heat bill lol
     
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    Woah there guys, my parents like it at 68. I like it at 74.

    It might be because I'm in DC and am used to the heat. I hate the cold :/
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Did you mean when I'm in the house or not?

    If I'm downstairs for any length of time I'll crank it to 66 F. Otherwise my house is kept cold.
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Our temperature is always set to 23c; spring, summer, autumn and winter.

    It's 22.4c in my room now but the curtains and blinds are open (and bloody freezing outside).
     
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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8310/4.5.0.110 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/179)

    I live in an old apartment with.individual radiators, but it is warm.enough to wear a T Shirt, but I might need to get used to wearing a jumper, my bill for the past three months was £350!
     
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    Usually keep it at 62º. I can't stand how the forced air heat dries me out. I live in a 3 story townhouse and it gets very hot upstairs and stays cool downstairs. If I keep the fan running, the downstairs can get up to 65-66º just by moving the hot air around.
     
  8. Love macrumors 68000

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    In the snowy cold winters of Calgary I keep my home around 68 when not home and 71 when home.
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    65F when i am gone and around 70F when i am home. once the outside temps get to and stay above 45 ill drop each another five degrees probably.
     
  10. Saikou macrumors 6502

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    I like mine at LEAST 70º. I can't stand the cold and sadly it seems to last 6 months out of the year where I live. :mad:
     
  11. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i like mine at least 70 too! i just dont like payig for 70 haha
     
  12. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    Or usually higher. Luckily I'm moving into a new place that's built for energy efficiency and facing south east. Then again I live in Denver so I'll probably need to run the heater all winter and the AC all summer anyway.
     
  13. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    About 64-65º F during the daytime. The family room has a wood-burning fireplace, which keeps us warmer.
     
  14. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    My place is currently sitting at 62F with the heat off. It's a bit chilly and if it gets much colder I'll crank up the heat.
     
  15. ButtUglyJeff macrumors 6502a

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    67-68F durring the day, and 61-62F when I'm in bed. It also dropps down when the house is empty durring the day.

    I can't recomend a programmable thermostat enough...............
     
  16. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    72 in the day, 68 at night. Us southerner's don't like cold.:D
     
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    Same for me, for every part of that sentence.
     
  19. OllyW Moderator

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    We've got ours at a temperature that I think is a bit too hot and the women of the house think is a bit too cold.

    I think that's as close to ideal as it's ever going to be. :D
     
  20. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I have a progammable thermostat that works out well. Before the thermostat, my bills were about $200 in the winter.

    During the times I am at home, the temp is set for 73F. When I am at work, it's set at 65F. When I am sleeping, I have it set at 69F. My winter bills never go above $150 this way. In fact, last month when we had outside temps of -10 to about 10F for a week, my bill came in at $147.

    Get a programmable thermostat if you don't have one yet.
     
  21. iShater macrumors 604

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    We use a programmable thermostat, and this winter was the first time we dropped the temp below 70F.

    Morning: 68F (like it warm to actually get my butt out of bed)
    Day Time: 60F (tempted to drop it lower, but not sure how much low would be safe for pipes, etc)
    Return: 65F
    Sleep: 62F

    So far our highest bills have been $165, we typically see over $200 in the winter, and considering our Chicagoland winter has been colder than normal, this tells me we are saving a lot.
     
  22. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    Usually 62, sometimes higher if I wake up cold, never above 65....my houseguests recoil, but I manage...usually under a blanket in winter.
     
  23. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Same here... Except there's only one cold person in my house...
     
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    My thermostat is set to 68, but since it usually warmer than that outside my heater does not turn on all that often. Usually just before bedtime for an hour or 2.
     

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