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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #41
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I hate wearing clothes, I'm in shorts/no shirt or shorts/tee-shirt just about year round...including when I go load the beast in the dead of winter...
I prefer shorts and t shirts most of the time, but if I came in and changed into shorts and t-shirts every time I came in and out of the house I'd get grounded for leaving my jeans and hoodie laying on the floor to put on later, or I would get grounded for creating so much laundry. So instead I just keep the house a few degree cooler.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 09:49 AM   #42
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I live in a house with 2 college kids that rent rooms from me, I told them we are avoiding the heat as long as possible. It's been cold a few mornings.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:17 AM   #43
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My wife rules the thermostat year round. I make adjustments in my wardrobe to keep comfortable. Its one decision I don't get to make. I have threatened to put a fake thermostat on the wall to keep her from being able to make constant adjustments.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #44
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Only have a wood stove.. I finally lite a fire this morning, only because I am babysitting an 8 month old and it was only 60 in here this morning.. If it wasn't for her being here still wouldn't have started a fire.. :)
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #45
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I have had a few fires in our small soapstone wood stove to supplement our furnace. Once the temps get colder outside, I will fire up the wood furnace. Keeps it 90 in my basement and 75 to 80 in the house, but boy, does she like to eat wood. I will burn between 20 and 25 face cords this year. Keeps me on my toes!
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:47 AM   #46
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I also never turn mine up over about 63. I am comfortable at that temp so why spend the money to have it warmer?
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:48 AM   #47
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I re-insulated my house about four years ago and saw my heating bills cut by over 50%. Leave the t-state at 70* during the day and 65* at night (sleep better when it is a little cooler). Biggest gas bill last year was less than $100 so I do not care when it comes on! House has not gone below 72* yet this fall so furnace has not run yet.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:55 AM   #48
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Ours has been on for a while. I like being comfortable with just a t-shirt & shorts while watching TV. I have no interest in needing to dress like I'm going ice fishing while sitting in my own home.
similar to this, I want my family to be comfy, I like it cool, but not cold, my wife wants it warm, so its already a compromise.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #49
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We turned ours on yesterday. My grandpa likes its about 68-70 in the house so thats where we keep it. I agree for what it costs to turn it on a few weeks early isn't worth sitting in my house all bundled up, our highest non snowing gas bill has only been 40 bucks but our stove also is gas. Worth it.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:03 AM   #50
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I never turned it off. It has been set at 65 since I moved in. Its a small house with decent windows and insulation, so my furnace only runs once or twice a day.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #51
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I was outside bbq'ing last night and I heard our AC kick in. So I'm assuming it'll be a while before the heat gets turned on. I think the AC is set to 74, so it hasn't gotten below that in our house yet. New windows and 2 feet of attic insulation really helps hold the temperature in the house.

Once it drops in temp we'll have to keep it on, since we have an infant in the house.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 11:22 AM   #52
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I had mine on a few times already this fall. I like it comfortable in the house year round, so I try to keep the temp steady around 70. I don't like wearing clothes except for underwear when I get home.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #53
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My wife's ideal room temp is 74.5, kids are a factor too. Above 75 and the air comes on, below 74 and the heat comes on. I've seen her go from heat in the morning to ac in the day and back to heat that same night.

Digital thermostat is set for 74 in the winter and 75 in the summer. Heat cycle drops to 69 at night and 65 while we are work. AC cycle is 78 away and 72 at night.

Heat off and on since late August this year. The AC has run this week.

Believe it or not my bills have been reasonable in the new house. New insulation standards are a big help. Six inch exterior walls and they insulate the foundation walls now. The house holds a temp well.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 12:55 PM   #54
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62 in the winter and 68 in the summer is perfect. Lounging in the house I wear a tee shirt and shorts year round unless I have been working in the cold all day long. If I am in the basement watching a movie and get cold I just grab a blanket. In the winter if the house gets above 65 I can't sleep.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 01:02 PM   #55
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Furnace won't heat the house above 62, so it hasn't run yet.

And I am comfortable in shorts and a t shirt at 65 degrees.

Anybody else in the house that wants it warmer can buy a new furnace and pay the gas bill.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 11:10 AM   #56
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Thermostat said it was 69 in the living room this morning, still set @ 45. As long as the sun comes out for a little while each day the house will stay warm.
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Old October 16th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #57
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I have an outdoor wood boiler, so I started it sept 14th. Does not eat that much wood unless I am in the shop alot, just turned that on yesterday, I like to work in a t-shirt, figure if I have to cut the wood and all that goes along with it, I am going to be warm when working in there, and or drinking and watching tv, part of my garage is a man cave!!!!!!!
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Old October 16th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #59
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I have an outdoor wood boiler, so I started it sept 14th. Does not eat that much wood unless I am in the shop alot, just turned that on yesterday, I like to work in a t-shirt, figure if I have to cut the wood and all that goes along with it, I am going to be warm when working in there, and or drinking and watching tv, part of my garage is a man cave!!!!!!!
Mine is almost hooked up and I am looking forward to not giving a fukc about the thermostat and just chucking wood into it
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