Poll

What daytime/occupied temperature are you using?

>70F/21C
33 (6.8%)
68F/20C
132 (27.1%)
65F/18C
164 (33.7%)
62F/17C
82 (16.8%)
<60F/16C
76 (15.6%)

Total Members Voted: 466

Author Topic: Poll: winter thermostat badassity  (Read 48078 times)

lizzzi

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #150 on: February 20, 2015, 11:04:10 AM »
There's a lot to be said for quality of life, netskyblue. You can only do what you can do. Hey, we're all here to support each otherůso do what you need to do, and save money in other ways.

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #151 on: April 23, 2015, 01:07:36 PM »
I posted in this back in October. 

Since then, I installed an Ecobee3 thermostat (January).  Our utilities bill has been down a consistent $150 each month since I installed it.  I'm very happy with the unit and highly recommend it.

I also offset the central heat with propane during January/February.  That helped a LOT.  I didn't even go through half a tank.

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #152 on: April 23, 2015, 01:33:57 PM »
65 occupied/awake, 60 away/nights. Pretty proud of my subtropical wife for tolerating that with me. When she's away, I go to about 55.

Longwaytogo

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #153 on: April 23, 2015, 08:11:40 PM »
By dropping from 67 day 65 night to 65 day and 62 night combined with cheapppp oil (paid $2.89 for my biggest delivery; last year averaged $4.25) this was my lowest cost heating year in the 11 years I have had house despite MD's relativity cold winter.

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #154 on: April 23, 2015, 10:17:05 PM »
We saved about 400 dollars this winter alone on heat.

About 50% compared to last year :)

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #155 on: April 24, 2015, 06:19:27 AM »
It was 70-74 in my house all winter.  Heating bill was $50 for the year for the coldest winter I can remember in a long time.  Gotta love wood stoves.

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #156 on: April 24, 2015, 07:26:45 AM »
I hear that hoosier!  We went through about 60 gallons of oil this year, about 50% more than average to heat our 2,600 SF house.  House stayed around 68 all winter, thanks to a well fed woodstove.  We burn about 3 cords a year with a pretty efficient woodstove (~68%), just gotta find the free wood to feed it, which is never a problem in the DC area.

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #157 on: April 24, 2015, 09:36:41 AM »
Tired of the cold-- still chilly in northern NE, 30's at night.  We run about 62 in the day and 58-60 at night with double down comforters.  Oil heat, ugh. 

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #158 on: April 24, 2015, 10:25:07 AM »
68 when home - though I'd put it at 65 but my roommate objects.

65 when not home/overnight. 2 cats in the house, and roomie really objects to anything below 65. She's so completely not a mustachian, and is not aware of MMM. I've tried! and failed :(

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #159 on: May 11, 2015, 09:40:02 PM »
No heat all winter but we had only the rare bout with the 40s......   Now to pay for it throughout the summer....  Already in the high 90s