What's your thermostat set on?
Winter: 65 during the day, 60 at night
Summer: 75 during the day, 70 at night
This is where we splurge our money..the thermostat. It's on 70 year round.
LOL, I'd love to have it on 65 year round!
winter.....68 when we're home.....60 when we're not during the day and at night. Summer...76 degrees.
We've switched every bulb we could to the new bulbs and added insulation. It's amazing how much those two things have reduced our power bills. The bulbs alone dropped the bill over $30 a month.
62f to 70f for you guys is 18c to 21c for us that are with the metric times
in our house, if its 40c/104f we start thinking about putting the air con on
if its 5c/40f we start thinking of putting the heat on.
we dress accordingly for the weather. in winter its ugg boots and polartec, in summer its tshirts and shorts/cotton skirt or dress
We just moved to a much smaller place, so it's interesting to note the differences.
The house we just moved from was one we had built and the efficiency in it was awesome! We'd set the temp on 65-ish, the whole house was warm and the elec bill (house was totally elec) ran in the $200 range. 2-story, 4 BR, 2300 sq ft.
Just moved to a smaller apartment. 5 rooms, 2 baths, single story. We keep the temp on 70-71 (not as well insulated I guess, plus we're opening the patio door a lot more to put the dog in and out ... dang dog has a bladder control issue!) but since it's a smaller place, it's MUCH warmer (sometimes too warm for me) and the bill is much smaller. I'm not going to go by these first couple of billings as an average because it's been much colder than normal since we've moved in.
I keep the heat set on 70 because our pets don't do well if it's any colder. In the summer I keep it set on 73 or 75 (some times of month I just need a colder house so I'm not grouchy).
I'm usually at home during the day and I keep it on apx 60-65F in the winter and apx 75-80F in the summer. I keep the upstairs blocked off in the winter and keep it set on 55F in the winter up there. The daughter is off at college and we don't use the upstairs when she is gone.
we have a programmable thermostat. I have it set at 62 during the day and at night when we are sleeping. The temp goes up to 65 at 5am and stays there until about 8am, then it goes up to 65 at 5pm and stays until 8pm. I will override it if i'm home all day and its particularly cold.
Summer, its 80 plus during the day, down to 78 when i get home at 2pm, then about 74 after my husband gets home, and starts complaining about why is it so hot in here.
65 during the day
60 at nite 2/floor fan in bedroom under tons of blankets
80 During the day
70 At nite (I can NOT sleep if it's hot so I suffer during the day to be comfortable at nite in the summer)
I'd also love it be 65 year round.
My husband controls the thermostat. During the winter it's set at 72. During the summer it's 78. I think.
I can't wait for spring
ours is programmable as well. It runs 68 during the day in the winter, and 65 at night during the winter. The house is set at 70 during the summer months. We used to alternate temps based on when we were home and not, but the furnace guy told us it was actually costing us MORE to turn down the heat or air when we were gone and vice versa, because everything in the house has to either cool down to 70 or warm up to 68 for the heater to come on or go off. It made sense to us, so now we just drop during the night.
I override my programable and have it at 68F all day; turn it down at night when I go to bed to 60F.
The last few days I have been cold so have turned it up to 70F for a few hours.
I have the basement blocked off. My TV is down there so when I want to watch anything I have a small utility heater that I run. So far my highest bill was for Dec/early Jan and ran around $150. I have a 3 br/2bath/1000sq house not including the basement.
65 and I think it goes to 60 between 10 pm and 6am
we don't have a.c.!!!
I have to say my thermostat usually readys between 79 and 83 in the winter and I don't even pay attention to it in the summer unless it's very humid out, then the AC goes on. We haven't used our furnace in almost 10 years. We heat with a wood stove. Works great for drying gumpaste decorations quickly.
Thermostat? Whats that? I am only slightly kidding. Because of the economy business is not great for my parents small business. The AC units stay off. Lucky we live in Texas lol. This winter has been cold though (dont know how you guys in the north do it). The house has been down to 53 degrees (tile flooring throughout does not help).