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Old 12-04-2019, 06:47 AM
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Hi! I'm posting as a guest because I can't remember my login information (I lurk a lot, but rarely post). Anyway, I have a couple of roommates and we've all been disagreeing about what to keep the thermostat on during the winter. What do you all keep yours set to? Any tips for how to settle this disagreement? It's getting pretty tense with the other two changing it back & forth between 65 & 75. Personally, I prefer it somewhere between 68 & 70.


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Old 12-04-2019, 11:34 AM
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I'm on the SoCal west coast where our temperatures are milder than in the rest of the country. Right now my thermostat is set for 69, and it turns off automatically at night. Our night time temperatures hardly ever go below 50, and even with the thermostat turned off at night the indoor temperature in the bedroom stays around 60, which makes for perfect sleeping conditions.
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Old 12-04-2019, 11:55 AM
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I keep mine at 65 and wear a sweater or sweatshirt if needed. At night I cut it back to 62.
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Old 12-04-2019, 12:19 PM
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Seems like the simplest thing to do would be to compromise at 70*, since that's half way between what your two roommates want and right where you want.

ETA: My husband likes it warmer and I like it cooler, but we compromise right around 68-70. Hard to say exactly because we supplement with wood burning stoves so the room where the stove is is quite warm and the bedrooms upstairs are cooler.

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programmable thermostat that's hard to change
Old 12-04-2019, 02:13 PM
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I moved in with my sister this year. After much "discussion" about the temperature in our (involving pounding on walls, yelling, and foaming at the mouth from my sister who gets hysterical if she doesn't have her way in what she considers to be her home) we settled on 70 during the day and 65 at night. Then we put in a programmable thermostat and promptly forgot how to change the temperature. Now, no one messes with it. My sister, who wanted the house to resemble spa temperatures in Wadi Halfa, Sudan, is wearing warmer clothes. I spend a lot of time in my room with the fan going. Sometimes at night I open the window. (I live in Maine.)

So our answer was to agree to 70 fruing the day.


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We find a happy medium.
Old 12-04-2019, 02:31 PM
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DH loves it cooler. I like it a bit warmer. We try to keep it on 70 at times. So sometimes I may wear a sweater around the house and he may have a fan blowing on his side of the bed.
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:51 PM
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We keep it between 68 (night) and 70 (days) in the winter.
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:53 PM
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I live in the south so my heater only runs sporadically in the winter. I have it set for 65 during the day and 60 at night.
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:34 PM
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I do 66 or 67 while Iím here, 62 or 63 at night, and 58 during the day. My house is relatively new, so it warms up quickly.
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Old 12-04-2019, 03:45 PM
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I keep it at 70. I donít change it during the day or at night.


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Old 12-04-2019, 04:01 PM
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Northern CA here. Ours is set for 65. Sometimes it will kick on during the night/very early morning for a bit.

If it gets cold, we turn on the gas fireplace. But I think DH and I prefer the cold. Itís raining here and a bit humid. I have shorts on and doors opened.

I guess Iím not the person to ask.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:23 PM
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We keep it at 68.

75?! That's pretty warm! I'd have to dress for the summer to be comfortable in that temperature, especially if I'm trying to sleep.

I agree - compromise at 70*.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:54 PM
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Itís 62į at our house in winter.
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Itís 40 here
Old 12-04-2019, 05:36 PM
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So Iím cold! We tend to have it at 71 when weíre home but 66-67 for sleeping.
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:47 PM
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I like the compromise at 70.
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:48 AM
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Tell the one that likes it warmer to buy a space heaters 😜

I keep mine at whatever I want. I own the house, my roommates donít pay the utilities, so I keep it cool.
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:59 AM
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from The Office?

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Right now my thermostat is set for 69
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:12 PM
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I have a programmable thermostat. Itís set at 64 at night and when Iím at school and 68 when Iím home. If itís really cold I bump it up to 70.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:49 PM
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Hifi: always.
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