That being said, I set mine at 70 during the day and 64 at night.
What do you all do, do you notice a huge difference in bills when you follow this routine? I don't even know if it saves me money because I haven't tried just leavign it high at night.
Bumps back on around 5pm to 65 until 9ish again.
Otherwise (and we are often home during the day--- we bump it up if needs be) it is at 50 (we have good insulation, it rarely goes below 60).
Mama to my sweet girls: (2/02) and (2/08) and 3/11 and new baby (5/14)
Did I add that I live in Arizona and we have crappy insulation in our apartment?
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
In the summer, different story. I grew up without any AC, so I want it set at 78-82. Dh wants it to stay the same year round at 68-72.
Mama to ds 11, ds 7, dd 5, dd 2, and dd born on 6/17/12!
Mom to two boys, ages 8 and 11, and one blessing due May 8th.
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During the day, the thermostat is at 60o, at night, it's at 57o. Colder than a frog. Right now, it's 23o outside, and I've got on long underwear, jeans, socks, shoes, an undershirt, t-shirt, long sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, fleece vest, and my hands are still cold.
Our gas bill averages $70/month, for a 3BR 1.5BA, 2-story house.
My kids, however, don't seem to get cold... My "baby" is wearing a dress-up costume, one is wearing slippers. Certainly, they are more active than I am, and none have a thyroid disorder!!
Best wishes and stay warm!!
Then he turns it up to oh, 70.
I have to crank it back down when ds goes to bed or his room gets way too stuffy (and dh sits on the couch in fleece pants, a turtleneck, socks and a blanket)
68 during day [up to 70 if it is a chilly day] and i try to remember to turn it down to 65 at night.
i think my hands are ALWAYS cold...so i'd like to set it higher, but we can't stomach the $$ bill $$
mom to ds (11) and dd (9)
I have been turning the heat off at night and keeping it around 70 during the day. There is a HUGE temp. Difference between our first and second floors. We just need a bit of time to figure it out.
I also keep a space heater and will have it blow directly on me if I'm cold - while I know electric is less efficient than gas I think its probably using less overall energy (and cost) to heat just me rather than the whole house. And we spend most of the day in the family room on the lowest level and the thermostat is upstairs, so that means I got to heat the upstairs 3 degrees warmer to make the downstairs comfy.
I like the idea of just having it 'shut off' during the day and only bump it up when it gets too cold - since we have a programmable its easy to just turn the temp up and you don't need to remember to reset it later - when the time zone switches, it automatically goes back to its original program.