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Old 10-21-2019, 05:36 AM
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What is your ideal temperature inside your home during the day?

What is it when you are sleeping?

I like it to be around 65 degrees (Fahrenheit for our Canadian friends )
and 50 when I'm sleeping. My sister wants the house to be around 72 at all times. It's causing some friction. I sleep with a fan on and the windows wide open and just a sheet and a light blanket here in Maine. She thinks I'm a freak. I suppose when it gets colder at night, I'll close the windows, but right now, I'm melting into a puddle.


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Old 10-21-2019, 06:47 AM
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I am with your sister. For me that is the perfect temperature. Of course, if I were a guest in your house, I would wear a sweater and not say a word about it.
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Old 10-21-2019, 06:59 AM
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Daytime temp is 72 and night is 68. I could stand it to be coo,Ed at night, but 50?!
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Here in Northern NY, I keep temperature
Old 10-21-2019, 08:06 AM
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between 66-68 during the day and 63 at night. No need for heat when we are already in bed! And my SO is a human furnace.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:15 AM
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Around 60-62 daytime and 50 at night. Love having heavy blanket at night.


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Old 10-21-2019, 08:25 AM
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68-70 during the day, 55 at night. I like a cold room with cozy blankets. My thermostat is set to turn on before I get up so the house warms up by the time Iím leaving those cozy blankets.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:48 AM
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I like 65-68 in the day and night can be anywhere from 55-65.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:50 AM
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Right now it is 66 downstairs. We have not turned the heat on upstairs yet. Probably about 59...good for sleeping, tough getting out of shower😂
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:51 AM
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If it's under 80, I'm cold!
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:46 AM
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We are still waiting for the final adjustment on the new furnace/AC to be finished. Right night they have the AC units blowing brrr!

We go down to 62 at night and then up to 68.


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Old 10-21-2019, 12:53 PM
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I have my temperature set to 72 day/night.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:40 PM
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I set the furnace on the first floor where we spend most of our time for 65 to 67 in the afternoon and evenings when we're home. The bedrooms on the second floor are always just left at 60. The first floor is also at 60 once we go to bed. We do have a wood stove that we light in the winter in the family room that gets it to about 72 or so in the evenings if we want it.

My ex brother-in-law is a heating and furnace person. He told us years ago that turning it down more than 8- 10 degrees at night actually makes your furnace work harder and use more oil because now it needs to heat up the air, the floors and the furniture every time you want to go from say 50 to 65.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:55 PM
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I am always cold and I am someone who would rather pay to be comfortable vs. being miserable in my own house to keep bills lower. Luckily, utility bills aren't too bad here. I used to keep my apartment on around 74-76 during the day/evening and then around 70-72 at night.

For whatever reason, my townhouse feels warmer at a lower temperature. It ends up feeling very warm even if the furnace only kicks on for a few minutes. I guess it's more insulated with having other houses on either side, but my apartment had someone on both sides, someone above me, was about half the size, and had less than 1/3 of the windows of my current place. I've been keeping it on 68 and bumping it up to 70 for the furnace to kick on immediately if I'm cold. That said, we haven't had any really cold winter days yet, so we'll see what happens when "real winter" starts.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:55 PM
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Temperature set at 67 day & night.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:58 PM
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This is an ongoing issue with dh and I . He loves it cold and I cannot handle it. I prefer 70 during the day and about 66 at night. Dh prefers sub zero temps and runs a fan at night. Some weeks I let him have his way and he does the same with me.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:37 PM
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Right now we keep the AC on 70 at night. When its below about 40 degrees (we're on the NE coast of FL) we have our heat set on about 65. I cannot handle heat set above about 67 degrees.

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Old 10-21-2019, 05:40 PM
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I wonder how standard our thermostats really are.

DH and I differ slightly but mostly keep the heater at 69-70 during the day and 66-68 at night (going even lower when it is below zero outside).
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:43 PM
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71 when Iím home...66-7 at night while sleeping.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:43 PM
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id often sleep with the window open in winter. I go with 62į now that I have dogs. They would cling to me and burn me up. Keeping it warmer gives me more space.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:51 PM
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We added on to our house several years ago. We have zoned heat. The heat for our bedroom has never been on. We keep the door open during the day so it is ok. It gets down right frigid at night. Perfect for sleeping. I think the lowest was low 40ís. My DH wasnít happy but. . . I was
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:32 PM
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My preference would be around the same as yours. I like it cold, particularly at night.
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:24 PM
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Thank you for all your responses. I will continue to let her think I'm a freak, but we all know who is the real wacko in this house. (It isn't the cat.)
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