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Old 06-24-2022, 06:09 AM
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If it is hot where you are, whatís your thermostat set on? Yesterday I thought Iíd be energy conscious and set it on 80. That is fine when Iím not active. This morning I decided not today. Moved it to 78. Much better.

At least it is only in 70ís in the morning but that wonít last much longer.


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Old 06-24-2022, 06:25 AM
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I attached a photo showing yesterday’s weather, this was at 5:00 p.m.

My a/c is at 74/75 during the day and 71 at night.

I was up at 6:30 this morning and it was already 80 degrees. It’s only 10:30 right now and the feels like is already 103 degrees.

The humidity is always killer here, but this year has been worse than ever.
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Old 06-24-2022, 06:53 AM
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Yeah usually we have decent temps in June but this year the serious heat is beginning earlier.
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It's supposed to be 104
Old 06-24-2022, 07:00 AM
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before a heat index today. It's already miserable and the chickens are in their swimming pool to stay cool.

To answer your question, my thermostat is at 74*. It would be up higher if I wasn't canning during the day. I'm harvesting a few things earlier than usual because I can't seem to get enough water on them to keep the plants going.

TX is always hot, but it's usually a couple of days of 100*+ weather in June, and we've had it for WEEKS already. I'm concerned about what August/September are going to look like.
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Old 06-24-2022, 07:03 AM
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Our central air is on 68į, and the window unit we added to the master is on 62į.


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Old 06-24-2022, 07:04 AM
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It is hot as usual but we also have humidity which is not normal for us.

I keep my thermostat at 78. Still uncomfortable but bearable. At this temp my electric bill will be around $200. It would double if I put the thermostat at a more comfortable temp.

My electric bill in non heat wave times is less than $30.
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Old 06-24-2022, 07:12 AM
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Iím the same as Lilbitkim.

74/75 during the day and 71 at night.

We sleep with a fan on and turn the fan back on during the day around 2:00. Circulating the air helps.
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Old 06-24-2022, 07:13 AM
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Is usually around 200 also in summer, more if itís a heat wave.
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Old 06-24-2022, 07:46 AM
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Well, my a/c is currently not working so, temps on my thermostat show 76.
I'm waiting for the repair guy to come, he's supposed to come either today or Monday. I really hope it's today!
I usually have the thermostat set on 73 but this is South Florida and it gets hot!!
Luckily, I am on the bottom floor of an apartment building or it would be way hotter. As long as I don't go out today, and stay inside, it will be bearable. The main reason I need a/c is when you come in from outside and are crazy hot, you need time/good a/c to cool off. Also, 2 showers a day, non negotiable.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:08 AM
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We have had triple temps the last gor days. I try to get the temp around 78 but I have the fan on in the den high blast then the bedroom on slow with a mini desk fan blowing at night . Yesterday I counted the raindrops on my car windshield. I am drinking a lot of water too.


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Old 06-24-2022, 08:11 AM
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We set our a.c. for 80* during the day since I don't mind being warm and I went walking this morning so I'm already in light weight clothing (shorts/tank).

If we have company over, I bump it down for them.

The temp outside right now is 94* and "feels like" 106*. We're used the heat in this area, but this is hotter even for us.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:25 AM
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If itís cool in the morning, we run our whole house fan which will get the house down to 68/70. The thermostat is set to 75. DH and DD work from home and they say they get sleepy if the house is too warm. When DH was at the office, I kept the house at 78. If it cools off at night, we open a few windows and run the fan again. We put in a new AC in 2019 and our bill is around 250 in the summer/early fall when it is hot.
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Old 06-24-2022, 08:36 AM
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Our AC is set at 78į daytime and 72į sleep time. Both are comfortable for us. Our house has quite a few trees around it so it is shaded.
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Old 06-24-2022, 09:13 AM
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It has been in the high 80ís all week. Right now weíre at 68. Itís only 10:00 am. Iíve been doing some minor work around the house and I sweating bullets. This is not a good sign for summer.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:05 AM
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We have been hot, more like August temperatures all month. I set my AC at 76 during the day and 68 at night. My electric bills are about $40 during the nonsummer months. I just got my latest bill. It's $100.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:07 AM
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Ours is set to 80. We can cool it down a bit early in the da and AC doesn't come on until it hits 80. I try to plan meals that use just the stovetop or airfryer/toaster oven. I also cook for 2 nights and just reheat the second night.

We try to open back up around 8 or 9. We avoid all the other major appliances during the 2-9 PM hours.

We hit triple digits twice this week. The rest of the week is in mid-high 90s.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:16 AM
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For those of you with such low electricity bills ($30/$40), do you have gas in your homes?

For a 1,500 square foot home I pay about $85 the majority of the year, lower in “winter” and higher from June-August (hotter plus home more). This month, according to my electric company, I am projected to be at $180. This time last year I paid $105 for the same month.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:23 AM
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We are on the budget plan. We pay $130 a month for electric and $58 a month for gas. Our house has gas heat, dryer, and stove. Everything else is electric.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:30 AM
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My A/C is always set to 74 degrees.
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:44 AM
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It will be triple digits for most of the summer here which is normal for my SoCal desert area. We have low humidity except for a couple of weeks in late August or early September when it isnít exactly high but isnít our usual low. Most of the time itís a very dry heat. I keep my thermostat at 77-78, lower for the housekeeping team when they come. The power company sends out an energy use rating that says I use less than neighbors in similar sized houses. My highest power bill so far has been under $200 per month.
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Old 06-24-2022, 12:43 PM
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Its usually in the 100s where i live in the summer. We keep our thermostat at 78-79.
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Old 06-24-2022, 01:10 PM
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We have an evaporative cooler. You canít set a temp on it, but it takes the summer temp down to a bearable 80s.
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Old 06-24-2022, 02:32 PM
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Was 109 here today yuck
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Old 06-24-2022, 03:22 PM
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My a/c is now fixed. So grateful!

The repair guy literally had sweat dripping off his face. He was glad to accept a bottle of cold water when I offered it...

...There's a reason S. Florida did not get developed until after air conditioning was readily available it's not just the sun, it's the humidity that takes the heat to the next level!
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Old 06-24-2022, 05:43 PM
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Gas heat, dryer and stove. 2600 sq ft house. Gas bills are never more than $10. Never use heat. In the past we needed a/c in August and September, now itís 100 in June
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Old 06-24-2022, 10:37 PM
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I'm in Az. Mid 90s here and about 70 at night. My. bedroom is set at 66 with a fan on. My front room is between 70-72 with a fan on. My car AC is set at 61. We have 2 AC units on our house.
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Old 06-25-2022, 05:41 PM
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I should add that I can't set the thermostat for higher than 74, or things in my apartment will start to mildew and get moldy. BTDT and learned the hard way Even 74 is pushing it, depending on the humidity that day. So I alternate between 72/73 usually. I try to keep it on 73, but will turn it down for a couple of hours just to cool things off, if need be.
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