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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:12 AM   #21
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I tell my wife Dec 1st every year. She hasn't made it that far yet.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:15 AM   #22
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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.
This...I keep my house @ 70 yr round
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:19 AM   #23
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I usually just keep mine set at about 60 and it comes on when it needs to. It has not come on yet this year.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #24
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I laugh at all the hardasses that keep it at 60-65...
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:23 AM   #25
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There is no way my wife would live in a house that cold, I try and keep it around 72 and she sneaks it up to 75-76 when I am not around.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #26
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I laugh at all the hardasses that keep it at 60-65...
65 is comfortable to me. 60 is too damn cold. Anything over 65 and the bedrooms get too hot in my house to comfortably fall asleep with a nice fuzzy blanket on. I can't sleep without a nice fuzzy blanket on my soft skin.

I've been lighting a fire in the wood stove on the cooler mornings so far this year and a few of the cooler evenings but it's been plenty warm during the day most days.

I like 68-70 during the day and 65 at night.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:31 AM   #27
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I have not had to turn it ours on yet. This morning was the first morning where I woke up and was cold when I was getting ready for work. Really have no intentions on turning it on soon, we just wear jeans and hoodies on chilly nights and that works for us!
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:33 AM   #28
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My furnace-propane was turned on while I was in the hospital-September 12th ish. I'm on weight restrictions so I didn't plan on using boiler. But I have no money and I'm low on propane. So I got a load of small blocks from the Amish saw mill,for 15 dollars. I lit boiler end of September. Heat is between 68-70. I'm going to get another load today after I empty trailer. And borrow 15- soft 20 - hard wood.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:34 AM   #29
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Whatever she set the automatic thingy to is where it stayed since , oh, 2004 or so.

I am actually in agreement with Honcho.............doh!
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:50 AM   #30
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I laugh at all the hardasses that keep it at 60-65...
I'm comfortable at 60-65. Why go higher?
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Old October 15th, 2013, 07:55 AM   #31
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No furnace. Not until the apartment is in the 40s.

Doesn't happen unless I leave the windows wide open. The people below me and to the sides run their heat stupid high in the winter and the heat generated by all the electronics in the apartment keeps the temps around 60-65 degrees without the furnace.

At night I leave the window open in the bedroom with a fan pumping the cold air in. Blankets, electric mattress warmer and two dogs (one of them an Alaskan Malamute) make for excellent warmth when in bed.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:03 AM   #32
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I'm comfortable at 60-65. Why go higher?
You are not comfortable in shorts and tee shirt at those temps...science proves it
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:07 AM   #33
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Our house is the model of inefficiency so I like to avoid the furnace as much as possible. I like to keep the house at 62 but we have a nanny home with our kids now, and with my home automation I can tell she screws with the thermostat and turns the fireplace on and off throughout the day. I will probably start keeping the house warmer.

I guess I don't see the problem of putting on heavier clothes if it saves $50 -$100 a month.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #34
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For me it hasn't been uncomfortable at my house yet to justify heat, still good with shorts and a hoodie.

If my dog starts freezing I'll turn on the heat
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #35
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So far I have yet to turn it on and temps have been very comfortable in the house. Our bedrooms are upstairs so we get the added benefit of heat rises.
I've just upgraded my wood stove from a Vermont Casting 30,000 Btu to a LOPI Liberty 75,000 Btu unit.

I'm redoing the back splash with stone veneer instead of the old school face bricks so I'm hoping that I'll be ready to fire up the new stove in two weeks.

Once that's up and runing I sleep with the bedroom window open almost the entire winter.
If it were up to the inhabitants of the house they would have to heat on once the temps got below 70 degrees outside.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:39 AM   #36
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You are not comfortable in shorts and tee shirt at those temps...science proves it
I don't wear shorts and t-shirts outside when its cold out, I also don't want to come in and strip all my clothes off because my house is too hot. I prefer my house to be comfortable with jeans and a hoodie on in the fall/winter just like I would be wearing outside with the exception of adding a jacket to go outside.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:43 AM   #37
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Ours has been on. I have two young kids and a wife who are always cold. I just leave it on 70 and let it do its thing. This time of year it doesn't run enough to be expensive.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:45 AM   #38
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At least Nov 1 I think. Haven't used it yet. But move into new house this week so we will see what that one is like.

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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:47 AM   #39
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If it were up to me, I'd keep it off until the interior temps were consistently in the low 50s. I'd also be sleeping with all of the windows open every night.

However, my wife has a different notion of what is comfortable and is the one who is at home all day so the furnace has already been on this year. She has it set to warm the house up for a few hours early in the morning (which I must admit is nice) and then I think she usually turns it on for a while in the afternoon. Otherwise, if the temp falls below 64 inside it is on as well.
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Old October 15th, 2013, 08:54 AM   #40
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I don't wear shorts and t-shirts outside when its cold out, I also don't want to come in and strip all my clothes off because my house is too hot. I prefer my house to be comfortable with jeans and a hoodie on in the fall/winter just like I would be wearing outside with the exception of adding a jacket to go outside.
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...
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