wonderful pear / 26210 posts
I don't like to be cold and I don't like to be wearing coats indoors (kidding, but not really), so we keep it at 69 when we are home. I find myself turning the heat down on the weekends, because once I start moving around, I get warm.
At night we do turn it lower, to about 65 and then we have it set so that it warms up again in the morning and then turns down when we leave for the day.
We have humid summers, so we also run the central air in the summer more than I would prefer, but it's not worth getting into an argument over.
kiwi / 500 posts
@Mrs. Turtle: Do you have a wood stove? We have a traditional fireplace, and when we went without heat for three weeks this winter, it was awful trying to keep the fire going. I had to haul in more wood every 30 minutes, and only that room stayed relatively warm. We’d have a big blazing fire and the next room would be 45 degrees. I think the record was our bedrooms getting down to 40 at night (the girls slept with us under an electric blanket).
We live in a log cabin, so I expected it to work better than it did. But i guess it’s true what they say about traditional fireplaces being super inefficient.
blogger / pear / 1509 posts
@Hypatia: Oh yes, a wood stove. My parents are trying to do the same with a fire place and are very frustrated as well. We live in a TINY cabin, so with the woodstove it is extremely easy to heat the place with minimal wood.
eggplant / 11706 posts
68-69 when we are home during the day, 67 at night. Any colder than that, and we all feel cold. It's 62 when we leave the house.
We also have Ecobee.
I should add that I have a babysitter/PT nanny from a warm country and sometimes she will crank it up to like 73 in winter because she's always cold. But she's only at our house for 2-3 hours a day, so I let her do what she wants. Although sometimes I change it remotely back to something like 70, lol.
grapefruit / 4492 posts
@Hypatia: look into an insert for your fireplace, it might make it worth it with the added efficiency.
nectarine / 2521 posts
I was not meant to be cold. Our winters aren't even that bad here in Georgia, but I keep it 72 during the day downstairs (upstairs is zoned and we keep doors shut) and 66 at night when we head upstairs to bed. Upstairs stays at 69 degrees.
To be fair, heat isn't a big money or fight issue around here - but bring up A/C settings in the Summer and it gets ugly.
pear / 1809 posts
I keep mine set to 72 day and night. I don't like cold and neither does my husband. We use the same bedding during both the summer and winter, so we don't have thick blankets at our house.
clementine / 935 posts
67 when we're home and awake, 62 when we leave the house. And we used to turn it down to 64 at night, but we're worried about DD being cold because she doesn't keep the covers on and her room is always one of the coldest.
When DH is out of town, though, I keep it at 70 when I'm home and awake
squash / 13199 posts
75 all year round.
persimmon / 1270 posts
We bounce around the 65-68 degree range. I would keep it colder but DH would never let me. He is always cold.
apricot / 380 posts
66 when we are home and awake, 64 when we are asleep, 60 when we are away. Our house is 100+ years old and a little drafty, so it is often quite chilly, but we are both super frugal. We are all much happier since we invested in warm slippers!
persimmon / 1005 posts
70 when the heater is on. I hate being cold.
pomelo / 5628 posts
We set it to 68/69 when home and 63 at night. We are in SoCal so complete wimps but I love blankets and slippers so I don’t want it too warm!
pineapple / 12053 posts
The front half of our house isn’t insulated well so if we cranked the heat, we’d just be cooking in our bedrooms and pumping money out the window. Our bedrooms are much better insulated. We have it at 66-68 during the day when we’re home and I just put it at 60 for nighttime but I doubt our house will get that low to even kick on. I like wearing a sweater and socks inside during the winter because it feels cozy. My kids would be naked constantly no matter what, except I just realized that the baby likes to be warm so I put a space heater in her room on warm because I’m freaking tired and she apparently wakes up because she’s cold!
persimmon / 1086 posts
I'd be freezing in your house! We do 67-68 day and night.
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