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1/26/11 1:12 A

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this year it is set to 23 celcuis
i know it is very hot but with my daughter being hospitalized at some point in octomber they told me to keep it warm
in summer it gets to hot for comfort
this year it reached 45 celcuis, no ac,
it got so hot hear in the house that the doctor said it must be one reason why i had a miscarriage
well i don't have an ac
and if i did i would probably wouldn't use it
i pay to much on electricity bill anyways emoticon

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1/25/11 7:02 P

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We keep it around 70. That still feels cold for us and neither of us can tolerate it any cooler. I know I lost a lot of "insulation" after I reached my goal weight and it's hard for me to keep warm anywhere.

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1/25/11 4:16 P

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During the winter, 67 from 5am-8am then 4pm-10pm, and during the day/overnight it goes down to 62. We frequently use our woodstove though, and it cuts down on heater usage.

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1/24/11 10:19 P

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My wife and I don't have a thermostat. We pulled the central furnace out and turned the room into a tool closet.

We heat with kerosene space heaters. One in our office, we are both writers and spend much of our time there, and one in the bedroom.

The bedroom heater is turned on about an hour before we go to bed and turn it off when we crawl between the sheets.

I am always up before Snookie-bumps is so I turn on the heater in our connecting offices.

Other than that we have electric space heaters under the kitchen sink (so the pipes don't freeze) in the office and the bedroom so they don't go below freezing on really cold nights. Our bathroom is kept at 60 degrees by an electric space heater too.

What is our heating bill?
During the winter months, about $120 per month for electricity, and over the winter (October to March), less than $200 for kerosene.

Sweaters are a must.

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1/24/11 8:59 P

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65 but I have a fireplace in the living room that I use almost daily. so it really is only chilly at night

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1/24/11 8:39 P

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65 IN THE WINTER AND 80 IN THE SUMMER

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1/24/11 3:56 P

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JB, I live in the deep South and I am with you on the AC... I cannot tolerate it! I think I wear more clothing in the summer than the winter!

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1/23/11 6:10 P

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I don't have a thermostat- use individual wall room heaters with dials. With the basement woodstove, my thermometer is usually between 59-63. I'd ike to be a little warmer some days, but worry about the bills.
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1/23/11 11:40 A

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Right now it is constantly set on 68. I'm in SW Louisiana and weather isn't so bad. During summer I actually love my electric bill because I am always freezing so I normally have mine set to 78 or 80 when everyone else has theirs down to like 70! I even have to go outside in the summer to warm up! My electric bills in the summer have been $75 and less when everyone else is $250!!!!

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1/23/11 11:15 A

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Winter: 60 at night and when I am away
65 when I am at home


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1/23/11 9:51 A

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Winter, 69-71 (Heat)(Florida)
Summer 74-76 (A/C)

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1/22/11 8:39 P

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68 degrees / 24/7
With the new insulation this year & new windows several years ago, our heating bill is less than half of what it used to be. That is calculating the BTUs of course.

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72 by day and 62 by nite

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1/22/11 4:28 P

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Most of the time I keep our thermostat turned all the way down. If it's really cold (which it hardly ever is here) I'll set it around 55 or 60. In this apartment that seems to work out just fine. We moved here in November and I'm kind of afraid to see what the temperatures inside will be like during the summer since the place just naturally stays so warm during the winter. The only parts of the apartment that ever really get cold are the master bedroom and my walk in closet, where it's always just freezing.

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1/22/11 3:24 P

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69 during the day, 66 at night. We dress warm during the day and since all the bed rooms are upstairs, it does not get too cold at night.

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1/22/11 1:12 P

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67 at night and 70 during the day.



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1/22/11 1:00 P

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We have our thermostat set at 66 at night and 68 during the day.

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1/22/11 12:07 P

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We have thermostat than we can program. Night time is about 65. Wake time is 68, leave time is 66 and the evening is about 68. Sometimes it gets bumped up.

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in between 69 and 70

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1/22/11 11:41 A

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When i was growing up in NJ, my parents set the thermostat to 65 in the winter. We didn't have AC, so in the summer, it was just whatever.

Now I live in Florida. Our apartment doesn't have heat, but for most of the year we argue bitterly over the AC. When I was single, I didn't use the AC at all. BF likes it set to 72. We compromise on 76

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1/22/11 11:32 A

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Wow, the numbers are all over the place. I guess it depends on where we all live.
In WNY the house is set at 63 unless it is very cold outside and the wind whips around the house then I will take it up to 65. When we leave the house empty we always turn down the water heater and the thermostat to try and save a bit while the house is empty!!
In Mass we live in an apartment and it is hard to regulate the heat. Sometimes we have ours set rather low because we are sandwiched and we get everyone else's heat. I hate to say this but on two occasions (when I have used the oven) we have opened the window because the apt. temp has been over 80!!

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1/22/11 11:31 A

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Thanks Veggi! My grandson is SOOO much fun and I love to take photos of him when I get a chance.
I don't deny it, it is cold in my house, but I tolerate it. I also spend lots of time at ice arenas and it's COLD there!

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1/22/11 11:07 A

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Wow, ARTCHR--I am impressed---That is great---I thought I was doing well with 66-67. PS your grand baby is adorable!!!!

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1/22/11 10:55 A

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I guess I live in a freezer! My oil heat is set to 55 degrees. I have a pellet stove in my basement that heats the house to about 56-60. It's been pretty cold here in Maine lately, and sometimes my furnace kicks in as my pellet stove can't keep up. With oil being over $3 a gallon, I can't justify setting my thermostat over 55-60 on my budget. I dress in layers and have lots of blankets on my bed. This weekends night temperatures are venturing to 15 below zero!!! Now that's cold!!!!!
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1/22/11 10:41 A

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I set it at 69-70 which keeps it comfortable for me. My husband bumps it up to 72 (or sometimes more!) and sometimes runs a little electric heater as well, rather than putting on a sweater and slippers. I hate having big heating bills in the winter. I can always tell when he has set it too high, so it is a constant battle for us...just like in some sitcoms.

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1/22/11 10:19 A

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For years we kept ours at 70. Last year we made a conscious effort to conserve fuel and lowered the temp by a few degrees. I wear a light sweater should I feel chilly and that comps for the lower thermostat setting.

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I live in a basement apartment, and the heat is unpredictable (if it's on at all).
So, I've learned to cook and bake (especially any cooking that uses the oven) to keep the apartment warm during the winter months.

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1/22/11 10:08 A

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68 F or 19 C
Warm enough. Just comfy.

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I think it will depend on the home. I have to keep mine set at 74 at night and 72 during the day because I have a cold draft coming in from my breezeway off the kitchen. Last year, I had it at 78 all of the time, but my bill got way too high.


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Just curious as to what temperature people have their thermostts set to in this cold January. Mine is usually set to 66 or 67.

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