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: 465

Author Topic: Poll: winter thermostat badassity  (Read 50248 times)

Colgate_Toothpaste

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Re: Poll: winter thermostat badassity
« Reply #150 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 #151 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 #152 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 #153 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 #154 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 #155 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 #156 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 #157 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 :(