Thermostat Question

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2005
Thermostat Question
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Fri, 11-18-2011 - 10:02am

I know this has been asked before but what do you keep the themostat on during the day and night during the winter?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-26-1997
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 1:07pm

Mine is set between 66-68.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-06-2000
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 2:08pm

I keep the thermostat at 68 in the mornings and evenings, when everyone is home.

Annette


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 3:04pm
We try to keep ours at 68, too. I still think it's cold, but it's not so bad if we wear layers.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2005
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 5:43pm

Ok so feeling a little chilly here lol We have a 3 zone programmable system. When we are here I keep it at 66. During the day when we aren't home I keep it at 62. At night the first floor zones (2 of them) go down to 59 at 11 pm and up to 66 by 6 Am. The 2nd floor where we sleep is at 63 at night. The kids all wear really heavy pj's and love their blankets on them. I actually get hot

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 6:59pm

We have a programmable thermostat.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-18-2003
Fri, 11-18-2011 - 7:06pm
I keep it at 72 all the time and sometimes bump it up a degree or two but we live an older hone with single pane windows and electric baseboard heaters
we only use the oil heat during the real cold temps
we have space heaters we use if needed
I will not live in a cold house and wear sweatshirts and keep a blanket handy ad well

Becky

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Registered: 04-16-2005
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 8:42am
I grew up the opposite. My dad had the heat so high I couldnt breathe at night let alone use a comfy blanket. Trust me, if we are cold we put the heat up but I am not pop up the heat in the winter so my kids can wear no socks and short sleeve shirts. We appreciate a nice cup of hot chocolate at night when we are cold and snuggling under a blanket to sleep!

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Registered: 07-25-2007
Sat, 11-19-2011 - 9:41am

I swap to flannel sheets, and add a blanket to DS's bed.

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Registered: 04-16-2005
Sun, 11-20-2011 - 7:59am
Last year we paid $2125 in gas for the year which also runs our dryer. This year thru November it has been $1656. Even if our gas is $200 next month it is still a almost a $300 savings for the yr so I am glad about that.

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Registered: 10-05-2009
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 2:31am
I think i read here that it's best to not vary the temp more than 3 degrees. So, It's at 68 when we are all home after school, and before we get up in the morning. I think the heat comes up to 68 by 7am. Then drops to 65 at 8am. Comes back up around 3 to 68, drops to 65 around 7pm and to 62 around 10 pm, then back up to 65 around 5am and back to 68 by 7am. Something like that. It's cold over night, but that's what blankets and warm pj's are for. My dd complains all the time that the house is cold, and it is, but she also won't get up and move to warm up, either. Run up the stairs twice and I'm warm enough to sit and do hours of homework, but she won't it.

My power bill is about $200/month in the winter months. I can get it done just under $100 in the summer, once I turn the boiler off and stop using the dryer. Those 2 things cost me dearly in cold weather.

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