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    It's freezing in here!!!

    I'm quite certain our house could double as a penquin exhibit. Anyone else's SO too cheap to turn up the temp??? What temp do you keep the house at in the winter?

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    Can Floridians post in here?
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    I'm seldom home these days and I live alone. I now keep the thermostat low. I used to run around naked, but now I stay dressed. I have a small space heater for the bedroom.

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Only if you're bringing me a cup of hot chocolate.

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    Maybe it's time to generate heat through friction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    I'm quite certain our house could double as a penquin exhibit. Anyone else's SO too cheap to turn up the temp??? What temp do you keep the house at in the winter?
    I turned on the heat 3x this winter. But I live in an upstairs apartment and I steal heat from my downstairs' neighbor. It's usually in the high 60s or low 70s.
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    I keep my house between 65-68. If my daughter is home alone she cranks the thermostat to 70. I turn the furnace off at night because we both have electric blankets.
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    It's usually about 58-62 degrees in the house, and it's about 55 out in the garage where I am right now.

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    We had to turn on the AC last week. It got up to 92 on Thursday.
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    Timer thermostat, so the heat goes down to 63 at night. Sadly, the ignitor gave up the ghost this morning when the heat tried to come back on, so it was cold in the house this morning. House was ~63 and our bathroom, which has insulation problems to begin with was 55 when I got in the shower. Brisk!

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    PDX: 55F is where the thermostat rests and we wear a little extra when we are up and wear a little less at night () and have a dual zone heated mattress pad and each other... D says I am like a human heating unit while she runs a little cold so this works out rather well.

    YEG: With three birds I cannot keep the house that cold as it is not good for them, upstairs bedrooms are always a little cooler (nicer for sleeping)and the main floor is kept steady at 70F during the winter.

    The ignition module on my furnace burned out on Friday and woke to a house that was 60F with the birds making all kinds of noise.

    Fired up my emergency space heater and had the ignition module replaced within the hour and once the house was warmed up proceeded to give the furnace a little needed cleaning as recent renovations downstairs had fouled up the gas jets a little and it was not firing as cleanly as it should.

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    ~70F. Still haven't needed to turn the heat on. I miss cool crisp air. Sigh.

    Before moving to SC, I kept my WI house at 55 at night and 63 during the day. And I did more baking/cooking. Got the benefit of more heat plus wonderful aromas.

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    Boo hoo hoo. Cry me a river with your 60 degree freeze outs.

    My heat pump died 5 weeks ago, and while waiting for the gas company to run a gas line to my house so I can install a gas furnace we have been living on the emergency heat setting on the zombie heat pump. So, depending on who else is here in the house with me, I have been running it at somewhere between 49 and 53 for over a month now.

    My kids don't mind one bit. My gf is not so amused with my present solution. And my dog seems to think I am in serious breech of the basic human-dog contract.

    Heated mattress pads are the secret to all happiness, I have discovered.

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    I slept out on the AT in Michaux last weekend. My secret was a flask of this.

    I didn't bring my cold weather sleeping bag, either.

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    It costs a fortune to heat our 1845 farmhouse. Our first winter in the house was a very cold one with a lot of snow, so our gas bill peaked at over $3,200.00. Luckily, we have a modern addition that is our wintering quarters now, so those rooms stay a bit warmer than the 56 degrees we set the thermostat. If the wife really starts complaining it's cold, we'll turn it up to 58. If we're having company, maybe 60. You get used to the cool temperature and when we visit friend's homes it often feels way too hot for us even at 70 degrees.

    We'd probably lower the temperature even more at night, but like Sixty Fiver, we also have a Parrot so we can't make it too cold. He has a heated perch and his cage is in the warm part of the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
    I didn't bring my cold weather sleeping bag, either.
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    My place is usually 68-70, and my cats think it's too cold. One sits on the heated cat pad or lays in the sunlight. My GF keeps her heat at about 65, and turns it up to 68 when I go over there. company at her place jokes about going outside to warm up.

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    M-F, the furnace is on from 0430 to 0630 to 68 degrees and again from 1600-2000 to 68 degrees. S-S, the furnace is on from 0500 to 2000 to 68 degrees. My typical natural gas bill (heating and hot water) is about $ 140/month in the winter.
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    I live in the modern age, the edge of human inventions. 74 degrees during the winter, 68 degrees during the summer. If the temp drops 1 degree on goes the heat. Last night it was 39 degrees outside, a nice and toasty 75 degrees all night long. If i lived in a covered wagon things would be different, but i don't. If its chilly outside and we get lazy we have food brought to our door. Enjoy it while your alive. Granted it does not get really cold here in SoCal, but what the heck.

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    We keep it at 12 degrees which is... 54 F. It's cold in here. But our last heating bill was only $146... That's what sweaters and blankets are for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keenancook View Post
    We keep it at 12 degrees which is... 54 F. It's cold in here. But our last heating bill was only $146... That's what sweaters and blankets are for.
    and I thought our house was cold at 17 deg C (63 deg F).

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    We caved in after not being able to handle the cold so we turned the heat on. Then we got a $200 plus gas bill to keep the house not super cold but just cold. It was stupid. So we turned it off and dealt with it.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Old farmhouse in Vermont built in 1800. We keep the heat at 50 all winter, maybe turn it up to 60 if we are cold in the evening. Using a pellet stove, we spend about $700 a year for heat. Have to wear a few layers to stay warm, but we save tons of money. The room my computer is in upstairs has no heat at all. I surf the net wearing fingerless gloves and a ski hat.

    I once lived at a girlfriends house with electric heat, set at 68, and the electric bill was close to $1,000 a month in the winter for 4 months.

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