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What temperature do you keep your thermostat at during winter months?

Response Percent Votes
52% 792
37% 571
Whatever temperature keeps me warm!
5% 80
5% 78
Total 1521


kernal 7 years, 2 months ago

Don't your pipes freeze when the temps get to zero or are your walls a foot thick. Or, do you live in a berm home?

kernal 7 years, 2 months ago

Sorry, Grandma, but some pipes do freeze even if the thermostat is set at 60 degrees. Usually in older homes where the pipes are in the outside walls of the house and there's little or no insulation left.

b22 7 years, 2 months ago

your either really broke or really cheap....why not enjoy your house?

momfromlawrence 7 years, 2 months ago

I keep my house between 61-63. The reason I do is not because of money, but because it is harder for your body to adjust to the temperature when you go outside. I feel that if you are comfortable inside then when you go outside it will feel a lot colder.

ralphralph 7 years, 2 months ago

My "high-efficiency" furnace just runs non-stop no matter where I set it. Like most "green" ideas, it doesn't function well, mostly because it's underpowered. All hype, no pipe.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 2 months ago

A new layer of moss on the wattle and daub walls takes care of everything.

labmonkey 7 years, 2 months ago

Another layer of dung and hay are added to the roof in the winter to help keep the warmth i

labmonkey 7 years, 2 months ago

If it were just me, I would have it in the upper 60's all year around....I am cheap in the Winter and expensive in the summer. But since my wife is constantly cold, we try to keep the house around 70-72.

Mel Wedermyer 7 years, 2 months ago

66 at night & when not home, 68 when at home

myvotecounts 7 years, 2 months ago

I turn my furnace completely off at night and sleep under a heavy mountain of covers. Every night, no matter how cold. It feels great...until I climb out in the morning. That few minutes while the house heats back up is just plain cold.

barlowtl 7 years, 2 months ago

You would really like a programable thermostate. Saves much & keeps you comfortable.

Laura Wilson 7 years, 2 months ago

Gee, I wish I could afford to keep it any of those! 63 overnight and during the day when I'm at work and 65 after work, in the evenings and during the day on weekends. Maybe if gas prices really are lower I can boost it a few degrees this winter. Thank god for two warm cats who love to curl up on me.

Edwin Rothrock 7 years, 2 months ago

We use a programmable thermostat set to 59 at night and if we're away, and 66 during the day. Everyone has a comforter.

jafs 7 years, 2 months ago

We set the thermostat at 68 during the day, and down to 57 at night in cold weather.

I recommend the "average payment" plan - it makes your bills more consistent year round, which is helpful for budgeting.

And, programmable thermostats are nice as well - so you can set them to come on in the morning, and it's not quite so cold when you get up.

In summer, we set the temperature at 77-78 during the day, and generally have the system off at night, unless it's very hot.

pace 7 years, 2 months ago

We keep warm by moving around a lot, slyly sneaking into the room to reset the thermostat. First I get up, turn that baby up a few notches, later he casually slips in to turn it down, Four or five times a day , maybe 8 times a night. Next reality show is "thermostat Wars".

jafs 7 years, 2 months ago

That's probably putting more wear and tear on your system than if you could just agree on a compromise temperature.

You might have more problems with it, and/or it might not last as long.

Smarmy_Schoolmarm 7 years, 2 months ago

55 at night and 65 during the day. We have an electric blanket under a quilt. I turn my side on low and usually keep it there all night....he turns his side up high for a bit to get the sheets toasty then shuts it off when he gets into bed.

Jake Esau 7 years, 2 months ago

55 at night, 62 in the morning, 55 during the day, 60 in the evening.

SandCoAlmanac 7 years, 2 months ago

58 or less, depending on the weather, cuz I'm really broke. Layered clothes help a lot.

RoeDapple 7 years, 2 months ago

I reset it daily to 67. Somehow it creeps back up to 74 but no one knows who did it. And it ain't the cat!

dipweed 7 years, 2 months ago

It doesn't matter what temperature the room is, it's always room temperature.

Scott Morgan 7 years, 2 months ago

Zone heat wood and new tech heating solutions. Modern tech wood burning stoves are fantastic.

One of my worst memories was of watching elderly folks suffer in the late 1970s. I actually witnessed frozen water in a couples kitchen. Heating oil in the N.E. U.S. went through the ceiling. Not reading about it, or hearing about it second hand, I watched once proud people in coats and hats trying to shiver through the Winter. They loved their homes, and knew no other life.

There were some programs back in this time, but remember very clearly giving time and money to fill heating oil tanks of the elderly. People helped people, not bloated waged government employees in layers of bureaucracy.

I and several college/early career people kept a vigilant eye on a number of folks making sure they were warm. hint hint hint.......we paid for fuel oil with our meager money.

I wonder sometimes if we don't use funding agencies as an excuse to keep real problems at arm and minds length away nowadays.

gphawk89 7 years, 2 months ago

77-78 all the time. But my thermostat is mounted in a warm spot - right above where the furnace is in the basement and it shares a wall with the furnace flue. It's more like 70-72 in the rest of the house. Probably not the best place for the thermostat, but it is where it is.

kernal 7 years, 2 months ago

When I was in school years ago, some of us rented an old house and couldn't afford to heat the upstairs, so we drew straws to see who got the upstairs bedrooms. I lost the draw and got the coldest room. Used to wake up in the morning to frost on the inside of the windows and could see my breath in the air. Very invigorating back then, but wouldn't want to do that now! At least the bathroom had an open vent from the first floor so heat would rise into it to keep the pipes from freezing.

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