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What temperature do you keep in your home?

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  • Feb 13th, 2019 5:42 pm

Poll: What temperature do you keep in your home?

  • Total votes: 185. You have voted on this poll.
A. When you're out of the house (15 or lower)
 
7
4%
A. When you're out of the house (16-18)
 
41
22%
A. When you're out of the house (19-21)
 
32
17%
A. When you're out of the house (22-24)
 
8
4%
A. When you're out of the house (25+)
 
1
1%
B. When you're inside (15 or lower)
 
0
0%
B. When you're inside (16-18)
 
5
3%
B. When you're inside (19-21)
 
43
23%
B. When you're inside (22-24)
 
46
25%
B. When you're inside (25+)
 
2
1%
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What temperature do you keep in your home?

A. When you're out of the house
B. When you're inside
C. During the summer

I like to keep mine around 22-23 yearround as it gets "harder to breathe" if I deviate too much from that. How's that for being cost effective? I have friends that keep it 26+ yearround even during the winter even or when no one is home.
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vivibaby wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 11:58 am
A. When you're out of the house
B. When you're inside
C. During the summer

I like to keep mine around 22-23 yearround as it gets "harder to breathe" if I deviate too much from that. How's that for being cost effective? I have friends that keep it 26+ yearround even during the winter even or when no one is home.
Whatever's most comfortable for you. Saving a little bit isn't worth it. Better to put that money toward improved insulation.
Winter, 22C home, 17 away.
Summer, 24-26C home, 28 away.
When I was single, I kept it much cooler in the winter (just put on a sweater) or warmier in the summer, walk around topless. Now I just keep it comfy all day for the family. No need to worry if baby is sweating or freezing in crib.

Also important to keep the fan running all day to make sure the air is fresh and evenly distributed.
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During winter we used to set the thermostat to 17C during night time or when away, and 22C during the day. But now we have a toddler and infant so we're keeping it basically 22 throughout - to make sure they're comfortable.
Once the kids get older we'll go back to 17C @ night - it was a pretty good sweet spot.
House is pretty new (6 yrs). If we lived in an older house with weaker insulation we'd probably go 18 or 19 at night, but as it is now, it takes quite a bit of time for the temp to go from 22 to 17 when the furnace goes off ~ 10pm
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Always 22.5C during winter. I think during summer, it's 24C or so. Fan runs continuously throughout year.
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Have a heat pump which is not the best for heating. 17C overnight and 19-20C during the day (jump to 20C mid afternoon). Any greater extreme and the heat pump will use auxiliary heating (becomes a big heater fan with power consumption to match) to heat, or work incessantly to bring house up to temp. Power went out overnight before last for 5 hours and took 100 Kwh of power usage for the rest of the day.

Don't use cooling in the summer.
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During the winter: 23 during the day when we're home, 21 at night, and off when no one's home (it's a condo so it never gets super cold). Same settings for summer really, except around 26-ish when no one's home.
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Winter 19 when we're home
Winter 17 at night and when we're away
Summer 26 when AC is on
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27c. Cause it's summer all year long at my place.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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In our home, each room has its own electric baseboard heater and thermostat so in the winter we vary the temp in each room.

Winter:
While we're out: 15º
At home: 19-20º
Overnight: 15º in living room and bathrooms, 17-18 in bedrooms
Unused rooms (got a kid away for the winter): 10º

Summer:
Indoor temperature naturally hovers between 20º and 24º. No climate control needed other than opening the windows.
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Gotta keep in mind that often the tstat is reading temperature either higher or lower then actual.

All our tstats we have tried read like 4-6F higher so I just set that in offset.

So comparing what various houses set... one house setting at 20C when tstat reading 2C lower vs another house setting at 24C when tstat reading 2C higher... same actual.
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It depends on if the wife is home and what mood she is in ... LOL
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Ours is 20-21 degrees in winter. 22 degrees in summer. I don't know how some of you can stand 26-27 degrees inside.
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Winter - 71 during the day and 68 at night.

Summer - 75 during the day and 72 overnight.

You people are keeping your houses FREEZING!
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Chickinvic wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 4:22 pm
Ours is 20-21 degrees in winter. 22 degrees in summer. I don't know how some of you can stand 26-27 degrees inside.
Because they are cheap. DO anything to not spend money, and die with tons

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