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Old 01-03-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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just got home, took off my coat and had to put on a sweatshirt.

cold in here :( (its like 10 degrees outside)


so. when nobody is home for the 8 hours or what ever, be it at work or school.

what do you keep the thermostat set to?
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thermostat for the house = 60

small space heater in my room warms it to 80-90 in a couple minutes.
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Not home = 60*

Home = 68* (Small Space Heater in room as well)
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68 at most times...

74 if I don't watch it like a hawk when the wife is around.
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65 during night and day and 68 in the evening when everyone gets home.

Cant turn it much lower than 65 since the house is so big and it take awhile to warm back up
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ours stays at 68* 24-7.

we used to take it down to like 60 when no one was home but this year we are just keeping it at 68 and we've actually noticed a decrease in the heating bill.
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It goes off. I only turn the heat on when I feel like it. Averages about 55*-60* in the apartment. If I want heat, I flip on the radiator space heater if I want heat, but normally only when I am home on weekends.

Got a main furnace, but havent needed it
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programed to do 64* 24/7...I really should save 50 bucks amonth and program it to shut off while I'm asleep and while I'm at work but am too lazy.....
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Mine is programed to 68 at night and 70 during the day. The tile flooring stays around 75-80 if we turn on the floor heating. No getting up in the middle of the night and walking on cold floors.
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Originally Posted by harofreak00
thermostat for the house = 60

small space heater in my room warms it to 80-90 in a couple minutes.
x2... gas is too expensive
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