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What temperature do you keep in your home?

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  • Feb 20th, 2019 10:28 pm

Poll: What temperature do you keep in your home?

  • Total votes: 218. You have voted on this poll.
A. When you're out of the house (15 or lower)
 
8
4%
A. When you're out of the house (16-18)
 
49
22%
A. When you're out of the house (19-21)
 
36
17%
A. When you're out of the house (22-24)
 
10
5%
A. When you're out of the house (25+)
 
2
1%
B. When you're inside (15 or lower)
 
0
0%
B. When you're inside (16-18)
 
6
3%
B. When you're inside (19-21)
 
53
24%
B. When you're inside (22-24)
 
51
23%
B. When you're inside (25+)
 
3
1%
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WikkiWikki wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 5:03 pm
Because they are cheap. DO anything to not spend money, and die with tons
+1. I wonder how much it is to run an air condition for a day anyways considering the compressor is probably running half the time.
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I wish I could get my bedroom below 22C in the "winter" and below 42C in the summer.
I hate living in a greenhouse sometimes....

wE dON't nEeD aIR cOnDitIOnINg iN vANcOuvER
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21 when home during the daytime in winter
18 during sleeping hours or out of the house in the winter

26 when home during the daytime in the summer
24 during sleeping hours in the summer
28 when away from home for most or all of the day in the summer
I'd rather be outdoors camping, kayaking, and mountain biking ...
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East Gwillimbury
Winter Weekdays

00h00 - 16h59 - 17.5 C
17h00 - 23h59 - 22 C

Winter Weekends and Holidays

07h00 - 23h59 - 22 C
00h00 - 07h00 - 17.5 C

Summer Weekdays

17h00 - 07h00 - 21 C
07h01 - 16h59 - 25 C

Summer Weekends

21 C (Day and Night)
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BC
Winter day 20
Winter night 18

Summer day 23, 24 when we are at work
Summer night a/c is turned off. If its a cool night we'll open the windows, if we keep them closed the temp stays the same over night even with a/c off.

EDIT: We keep these temps because its comfortable, not because we are concerned with the price. There are times we adjust but these are what we use about 90% of the time.
That's my 2cents worth
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Jojo_Madman wrote:
Feb 11th, 2019 3:40 pm
It depends on if the wife is home and what mood she is in ... LOL
This. Except for me it's GF.
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Keelie wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 12:49 am
Winter day 20
Winter night 18

Summer day 23, 24 when we are at work
Summer night a/c is turned off. If its a cool night we'll open the windows, if we keep them closed the temp stays the same over night even with a/c off.

EDIT: We keep these temps because its comfortable, not because we are concerned with the price. There are times we adjust but these are what we use about 90% of the time.
When I still lived in BC, I don't think I ever even knew anyone with AC in their house. It wasn't needed. Here in Ottawa, I would DIE without AC going in the summer.
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Chickinvic wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 10:08 am
When I still lived in BC, I don't think I ever even knew anyone with AC in their house. It wasn't needed. Here in Ottawa, I would DIE without AC going in the summer.
Then I bet you didnt live in Kamloops ;) Its very needed here, summers are hot!
That's my 2cents worth
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Woodbridge, ON
24 when were home, 21 when were at work or out for long periods of time
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Keelie wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 10:30 am
Then I bet you didnt live in Kamloops ;) Its very needed here, summers are hot!
Definitely didn't. I was in Victoria where it is pretty moderate.
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Chickinvic wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 10:08 am
When I still lived in BC, I don't think I ever even knew anyone with AC in their house. It wasn't needed. Here in Ottawa, I would DIE without AC going in the summer.
Being next to the Pacific ocean helped a lot. Big extreme for you being in Ottawa. Freezing winters and really hot summers
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21-22 when at home and 17 away.
Otherwise, the house would be too dry, as we're already using portable humidifies at the current temps.
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Chickinvic wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 10:08 am
When I still lived in BC, I don't think I ever even knew anyone with AC in their house.
This pisses me off to no end.
It's currently 0C right now and without heat my bedroom is 24C.
If it's anything above literally this temperature I have the air conditioning going even in the "winter".

The summer is even worse. If it's anything more than about 25C out means that my bedroom is 40+C with my AC running 24/7.

That doesn't even cover the rest of the condo.
Good thing open concept is a thing so I have to run 2 air conditioners just so I don't die in the living room/kitchen/dining room/hallways/etc. Even then it doesn't get below about 40C.
Plus my office (which is always hot due to servers making it harder to cool) has one but I'm not expecting that one to get below 40C.
Even without heat in the winter it's usually 25C here.

So I'm usually running 4 air conditioners 24/7/365 minus the one week we don't have a "cold" snap.

I'd kill for central air.

My wallet too.... 1500Wx4 isn't exactly cheap.
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TomLafinsky wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 8:26 pm
You should get a house. Sounds like you would be happier.
There's tradeoffs to both.

I'm honestly considering getting an industrial space.

Nothing beats the comfort and space afforded by a house and a super large backyard.
Comfort and space I'll give you, I have no use for a yard, especially a super large yard.
That just sounds like a ton of grass to mow.
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TomLafinsky wrote:
Feb 12th, 2019 8:42 pm
I have a Tibetan Mastiff so the backyard is needed. But I agree it is a good deal of work unless you hire people to maintain it.
For me I have no kids, no fur kids (at least that need a yard) so it's 100% work with 0 benefit.
Well 1% benefit because I would like a yard so I can cook outside, but I could do that with like a patio. No grass needed.

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