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  1. silverspoon65

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    Where is your thermostat set?

    BF and I are living with a friend right now before we settle on the house. He sets the thermostat at 60. I think it is WAYYYY TOOOOO cold. My BF likes the cold so he thinks it is fine but i am downright miserable. Roomie walks around the house with his hood on. Right now I am wearing two pairs of sweatpants, a 2 tees, a thermal shirt and a heavy sweater. I can barely move. And I am still cold! My hands and nose are freezing! Roomie said the cold water here froze last winter. Well no wonder! It's 29 here now, and it was in the teens this weekend.

    Anyone else think 60 is a little cold? My classroom is freezing, too, so I feel like I can't go anywhere to get warm. When I lived alone I think I would probably have it to 70 if it was this cold. Maybe a blast at 75 when I got home.
     
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  3. Erin Elizabeth

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    Wow, I would run up the water bill taking tons of hot showers to get warm, which would cancel out any money saved from the heating bill.

    I keep mine at 72 during the day and at night at 65. I run cold, though. In the summer I like my AC at 78, and I wear pants in the house because I'd get too cold otherwise.
     
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    We usually keep ours at 63, but since it is SO cold outside, we've turned it up to 67. I may crank it up a little tomorrow getting ready for the end of the week when it won't get above freezing here. Ours is never above 70 in the winter, or below 75 in the summer.

    I'm a little cold right now, but I have on sweats and socks and a sweater. I'll use my Snuggie and stay warm! :)
     
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    We keep ours on 66, I sit around it seats and a sweatshirt with a blanket. I have heat vent I stand over alot when I am cold. My BF likes it cold, but I get cold very easily. We finally found a happy medium of 66 because he was freezing me out.
     
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    We have ours set at 69. We think any lower would be too cold for our kids. My daughters room is always a little colder. When it gets real cold like it is now we also put on the floor heaters and start a fire in the fireplace. It is only 7 degrees outside right now.
     
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    Wow, ours is set between 72-75.
     
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    68 for us during 'at home' hours...60 is freezing!!:eek:
     
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    OK, Thank you. I was starting to think I was crazy. My classroom is usually around 60 too.
     
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    18C--so around 65F. I could stand it a degree or so warmer.
     
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    Mine is set at 65ish.
     
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    67-70 in the winter, and the living room is still a little cool (vaulted ceilings).
     
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    ours is at 68 while we are home and 63 while we are gone or sleeping. Sometimes I turn it up to 70 if I'm cold. I really think your house style effects it. We have a two story and the main level is always cold. My mom has a rambler and her main level feels fine. In the summer the ac is at 78.
     
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    60???? Bbbrrrrrrr!!! We keep ours at 68. Dd sleeps in warm footy pajamas so her room is set for 65, but the rest of the house is 68 (we have four heating zones and her zone is only shared with the guest room). I could not handle 60 at all.
     
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    My son is having a hard time adjusting to the temperature in here after being used to his almost sauna-like dorm room! He has a space heater running in his room when he's in there (off when he's sleeping) and keeps the door closed to keep all the warm air in!
     
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    Wowsers, some of you like it warm!! We set ours at 59 or 60 when we're not home or sleeping and 64 when we are home. It's been below zero outside lately so it feels warm to us, haha.
     
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    We keep ours around 66-69. I can't remember the settings for during the day & what not. We try not to touch it from there, but there are times we do push it up a degree or so depending how cold it is.

    60 is cold. I think I would be baking a lot to keep some heat going. I bake & then open the oven to let the heat in the house!!!
     
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    68 but at night and during the day when we aren't at home it drops to 60
     
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    My heat has not been turned on yet.. It only gets to the 40's at night so I havent really needed it.

    But in the summer my air conditioner was at 80 then after 7 it went to 60.
     
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    Ours is on 62. It's 20 outside right now. I wear sweatpants and a t-shirt in the house, and I'll wrap up in my Snuggie if I get too cool. Usually I'm fine.
     
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    I hate being hot.
    It is set at 62 when I am not home. 68 when I am home (living room and guest bedroom are still cold at this temp, but I just stay under a blanket.) Any warmer and my bedroom will be sweltering when I go to bed. I can't sleep when I am hot and it is the hottest room in the house. At night, it goes down to 66 (so I don't have a heat stroke in bed!)
    In the summer, the air is set on 70 during the day and 68 at night (again- bedroom is ALWAYS hot- you'd think it'd be the coldest room in the summer since it is the hottest in the winter, but no- it is hot all year round!)
     
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    64 when I am gone and 74 when I am home
     
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    Never any higher than 68. Off at night, and our heating bill is very high. We try not to use any AC in the summer, and not turn on the heat until Oct.
     
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    I think 67 is pretty good.
     
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    Ours is set on 70, and it is FREEZING. It is -2 outside. Our auxiliary heat often kicks on. The temp is set on 70 in the summer also.
     
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    Ours is usually 72-73. When it's gotten to 68-69, I'm freezing to death! Especially if it's like that when I wake up in the morning. I hate being cold.
     
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    As a transplanted Southerner, I have been cold since we moved to the midwest. The thermometer on the front porch read -1 yesterday morning and that wasn't the wind chill. At night, the temperature goes down to 60. We like to sleep cool and I think we could bump it down another couple of degrees and not get any complaints. During the day when someone is at home, we run it around 66 or so. When we burn a fire in the family room, the heat doesn't kick on and the bedrooms are cool.
     
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    And right now, the thermostat is set at 0. No electricity! And it is around 3 degrees and falling outside. Snow, wind, ice...sigh. Good thing for a Snuggie. My girls and I are getting COLD!
     
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    Oh no, hope your power goes back on soon for you. Stay warm under the covers!
     

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