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2022-10-06 8:11:48 AM  
68 in the winter? sounds like my wife. 

64 and put on a sweater! And the husky and I are still hot.
 
2022-10-06 8:12:04 AM  
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2022-10-06 8:46:13 AM  
I use a wood stove,the thermostat is set to 70.
It ever gets that cool, the gas fireplaces come on all over the house.
If they fail to come on, the baseboard electric kicks in at 63.
They fail, the temp never stops below 50.
Earth sheltered, sun facing.
 
2022-10-06 8:49:41 AM  
Don't end a sentence with a preposition, asshole.
 
2022-10-06 9:11:16 AM  
As warm as you can afford.
 
2022-10-06 9:23:12 AM  

xanadian: As warm as you can afford.


that makes you comfortable.
 
2022-10-06 9:24:35 AM  
65 at night, 67 during the day.
 
2022-10-06 9:28:51 AM  

DragonIV: 65 at night, 67 during the day.


...and that's why her feet are always cold.
 
2022-10-06 9:29:11 AM  
You can also lower your thermostat before you leave the house for the day. This way you're not paying to heat an empty house.

I wonder how anyone that hasn't realized this managed to get a job and a home.
 
2022-10-06 9:31:10 AM  
A comfortable 12°R
 
2022-10-06 9:35:21 AM  
If anyone in the house is comfortable in shorts or a t-shirt in the winter, the heat is set too high. It's a waste of money and bad for the environment.

/I've given in to the gf and whiny kids and went up to 65ºF
 
2022-10-06 9:50:27 AM  

empres77: DragonIV: 65 at night, 67 during the day.

...and that's why her feet are always cold.


Then she can put on a farking pair of socks.
 
Azz
2022-10-06 9:51:29 AM  
I don't pay a dime to heat my home unlike most of you suckers. The heat generated from the friction of me constantly masturbating is enough. I live in a box next to a school and the school librarian has only had to warn me twice about it
 
2022-10-06 9:57:25 AM  
College I worked out got a big, new building. There were thermostats in each office suite. There was much, much bickering about how hot/cold/whatever it was, so people started messing with the thermostats, which only made the situation much, much worse. So I talked to the president then talked to the maintenance chief, and then he and I talked to the construction people.

Over a weekend, the construction people put fake thermostats (connected to nothing at all) in all the offices (just glued them to the walls), disconnected controls on the actual thermostats but left them connected to the central system, and changed the whole system to a computer-controlled system that just read the actual thermostats and then made corrections as necessary. (Took like a total of four hours)

People *LOVED* the fake thermostats and were messing with them constantly, pushing the controls hiather, thither, and yon without noticing that their actions made absolutely no difference at all.

But the bickering stopped because now everybody was satisfied that he/she was the one person in control of the situation.


People can be incredibly gullible.


PS: Twenty-five years later, that building is a wreck (according to those still there-- poor bastidges).
 
2022-10-06 10:31:35 AM  
I didn't knit all these socks and sweaters for you sissies to be turning the heat up to 68.
 
2022-10-06 10:31:56 AM  
What really blows my mind is people who set the temperature lower in the summer and higher in the winter.  Why is it that 68 is perfect in the summer, but much too cold in the winter?  I summer they melt at 74, but in winter 74 is toasty warm.
 
2022-10-06 10:36:56 AM  
The family has gathered one last time to say good bye to Dad. He has been unconscious and unresponsive to every treatment available and the time has come to pull the plug. As all of his kids and wife are gathered around the doctor comes in to over last minute details. As he does this the oldest looks around the room and notices a thermostat. After the Dr has stopped talking the oldest walks over to the thermostat and ticks it up until it comes on. At that point Dad opened his eyes.
 
2022-10-06 10:38:48 AM  

RogermcAllen: What really blows my mind is people who set the temperature lower in the summer and higher in the winter.  Why is it that 68 is perfect in the summer, but much too cold in the winter?  I summer they melt at 74, but in winter 74 is toasty warm.


Not to that extreme, but at the same temperature at the HVAC thermometer, the spots far away from registers and near windows are going to be colder in winter and warmer in summer.
 
2022-10-06 10:40:16 AM  
If I set the temp to 68 during the day she'd leave me.

I barely get away with 72 when she's home.
 
2022-10-06 10:44:01 AM  
Its relative to what you're used to, which relates to what you can tolerate.  I'm sure i could tolerate further reductions, but by the time the indoor temp is much more than 72 I get shiatty.  And I have a small house, bought high efficiency HVAC and live alone so I can do what I want.

In the midwest, I'm a 69 in the summer (average outside temps 85-95) and 67 in winter (average outside temps 0-25).

someone living in phoenix probably feels fantastic with an indoor temp of 78.
 
2022-10-06 10:54:32 AM  

RogermcAllen: What really blows my mind is people who set the temperature lower in the summer and higher in the winter.  Why is it that 68 is perfect in the summer, but much too cold in the winter?  I summer they melt at 74, but in winter 74 is toasty warm.


It's all relative. When I was an undergraduate there was one lab that had strictly controlled temperature and humidity. There were two guys in there. In summer outside temp was 30 centigrade, they were in long trousers and jumpers in their 22C lab. In winter outside was between -10 and 5, they were in shorts and t-shirt in the lab.
 
2022-10-06 11:02:19 AM  

phedex: Its relative to what you're used to, which relates to what you can tolerate.  I'm sure i could tolerate further reductions, but by the time the indoor temp is much more than 72 I get shiatty.  And I have a small house, bought high efficiency HVAC and live alone so I can do what I want.

In the midwest, I'm a 69 in the summer (average outside temps 85-95) and 67 in winter (average outside temps 0-25).

someone living in phoenix probably feels fantastic with an indoor temp of 78.


Air flow has a big impact as well. 78 can feel fine if you have a ceiling fan, especially if you're pretty much just sitting there and not generating your own heat.

/And on that note... another thing that can help is to keep your blower running, especially if you are in a multi-story home, to keep the temperature variations down.
 
2022-10-06 11:38:00 AM  
I usually set it to 66 in the winter, but I've lost weight this year, so I may feel the need to bump it up to 68.

I usually keep the air at 75 in the summer.
 
2022-10-06 12:02:34 PM  

RogermcAllen: What really blows my mind is people who set the temperature lower in the summer and higher in the winter.  Why is it that 68 is perfect in the summer, but much too cold in the winter?  I summer they melt at 74, but in winter 74 is toasty warm.


I just moved back to the midwest after living in California for 5ish years so I'm not getting a kick out of any of this.:(
 
2022-10-06 12:02:55 PM  
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2022-10-06 12:07:38 PM  

phedex: Its relative to what you're used to, which relates to what you can tolerate.  I'm sure i could tolerate further reductions, but by the time the indoor temp is much more than 72 I get shiatty.  And I have a small house, bought high efficiency HVAC and live alone so I can do what I want.

In the midwest, I'm a 69 in the summer (average outside temps 85-95) and 67 in winter (average outside temps 0-25).

someone living in phoenix probably feels fantastic with an indoor temp of 78.


Im in AZ and mine is at 77
 
2022-10-06 12:08:08 PM  
64... you can always turn it up for a minute

All of a sudden 70 feels like 80
 
2022-10-06 12:08:26 PM  
It really depends on the location of the thermostat and the type of house. If you have a multilevel house... Well heat rises so depending on the floor you're going to be spending most of your time you need to adjust the thermostat so that floor will be around that temperature.
 
2022-10-06 12:18:42 PM  

eKonk: If anyone in the house is comfortable in shorts or a t-shirt in the winter, the heat is set too high. It's a waste of money and bad for the environment.

/I've given in to the gf and whiny kids and went up to 65ºF


Here in Buffalo we wear cargo shorts until just after Christmas, maybe up to New Years.
Then we break out the Zubaz pants to break folding tables in the snow.
 
2022-10-06 12:38:40 PM  
not an an engineer or construction person here, but doesn't some of that depend on what the house is constructed of?
lived in FL for decades in a concrete block house.  the majority of the year was hot, as expected.
but those brief winter months were bone chilling cold in that house.
 
2022-10-06 1:23:12 PM  
CSB: Many years ago I worked for a really nice guy but he was the cheapest man I've ever met. In summer, he would set the thermostat at 74 and in winter at 66. The thermostat was locked in one of those cage looking things and only the cheapskate had the key. One of my co-workers figured out how to change the temp with a letter opener. Needless to say the penny pincher would catch on and come out and change it back. The thermostat was literally right outside my office. After about a year of the game, he finally asked me if I saw anybody messing with the temp. I said " No Frank, my door is always closed". I think that game went on for many years after I left.  Unfortunately, Frank and JR are both dead so I cannot ask.
 
2022-10-06 2:14:03 PM  
75 at work is killing me.  I prefer 65 or less at home.  I like to pile on lots of blankets at night and sleep in the cold.  In the summer, if I was rich, it would be 65 all summer long.  But paying that air conditioning bill this past summer kicked my arse!
 
2022-10-06 4:11:08 PM  
We once lived in a house with old fashioned steam radiators. I don't know what my parents set it at but small animals would melt on contact with them. Those 2 winters are the most uncomfortable in my memory.

63 at night. 68 during the day.
 
2022-10-06 4:33:01 PM  
Mine's an old, inexact baseboard heater setup.  I just turn it all the way down without turning it off.  When it gets cold, it comes on.  If I get cold before that, after I've put on a sweater and/or a stocking cap, I'll turn it up for a bit.
 
2022-10-06 4:36:59 PM  

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2022-10-06 7:24:18 PM  

yakmans_dad: We once lived in a house with old fashioned steam radiators. I don't know what my parents set it at but small animals would melt on contact with them. Those 2 winters are the most uncomfortable in my memory.

63 at night. 68 during the day.


I lived in a few with those things. Ours just had a valve you could twist with no indication of how hot it would get.  Ours never got all that hot, but I have been in places with radiators as you describe.

I've actually thought about turning the heat on where I live now already.  I told myself that I'd probably want to use the A/C by late afternoon and resisted  I also resisted using the AC in the afternoon too although I wanted to.

What if I made October the month that I don't use AC or heat?
 
2022-10-07 6:20:27 AM  
When I was single in my own apartment, I set it at 59 in the winter and 79 in the summer, unless I was having company. My wife has MS and gets uncomfortable easily with temperature fluctuations so I've been living at 72 year round for years now. It still feels kind of luxurious, but it definitely has messed with the tolerance I used to have to cold and heat.
 
2022-10-07 7:04:38 AM  

eKonk: If anyone in the house is comfortable in shorts or a t-shirt in the winter, the heat is set too high. It's a waste of money and bad for the environment.

/I've given in to the gf and whiny kids and went up to 65ºF


The heck with that. I'd rather have a bungalow or small apartment that stays comfortable using a fraction of the energy required for keeping some 4-bedroom 2-story tolerable if you live in front of a fan in the summer and keep all your coats on in the winter. (And who cares about how it'll be different when I have kids, because I don't want any.)
 
2022-10-07 9:19:04 PM  
i know a guy who couldn't keep everyone from changing the thermostat, so he put in a second, hidden one, and disconnected the one everyone kept messing with
 
2022-10-07 9:42:56 PM  

Science_Guy_3.14159: It really depends on the location of the thermostat and the type of house. If you have a multilevel house... Well heat rises so depending on the floor you're going to be spending most of your time you need to adjust the thermostat so that floor will be around that temperature.


hot air rises, heat goes to cold

it's why radiant heat in the ceiling works

i've got radiant floors (mine is water tube in concrete on the first floor, and between the joist upstairs, in 3 zones), and go around barefoot all winter (mrspetec likes her slippers) with the t-stat set at 67 (in the occupied zones)

i have it programmed to dial back to 65 when nobody's home during the day and at night

the upstairs stays at 65 mostly, bit is programed to go to 67 for 2hrs before bed, and 2hrs before our wakeup time
 
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