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Old 01-18-2021, 07:02 AM   #16
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Depends if comfort or frugality is the top consideration. Because at different stages in our marriage, those factors impacting the house temperature a lot.

We live in Michigan and it can get cold. In our budget tight earlier days of family life, we'd keep it lower to save money. Low 60s.

Now that we're old and in a better place financially comfort wins out and it's usually kept around 68-71 during the day. 65 at night.
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I don't think the thermostat is accurate in this house. We keep it at 65 -whivhnis much much warmer than I did in Vermont when I kept it set at 62. On days that it is sunny thai so great on says that it isn't then I will turn it up. But I really think the thermostat is off here and that it is cooler than that. We also have issues with moisture so the heat gets turned higher because of that.

At night the heat goes off I less the house drops below 50, which is the. Compromise with dh. I sleep much muvh better when it is cold.

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70 during the day.
67 at night.
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When we had forced air we kept it at 68 during the day and 65 at night.

Now we have wood heat. It's our 6th winter and I have finally figured out how to keep it a near constant 67-70.

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Bliss that really made me laugh, how long did you believe it was illegal to turn the heat up?? Haha

My kids complain a lot about the house being cold, but that's also when they're wearing shorts and a tank or just boxers haha if you put actual clothes on it's not cold anymore! If it's a dreary day we do have space heaters but really once we're moving around and fully dressed we're fine.
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I've become really spoiled with wood heat.
Same. We lived in a wood-stove heated cabin for two years and, though it did make for a lot of cold nights, once the fire was roaring it was often 80 or 90 in the house and we were stripping down to summer clothes.

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I'm always cold so we keep it between 68 and 70 and even then you usually find me with a winter hat on in the house. I blame my thyroid/adrenal glands.
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I never knew anyone still heated their main home (vacation cabins, maybe) with only wood until I moved here. Free heat! Well, we pay in sweat.

When we get too old to cut, log, haul, and split firewood, we'll either put in a furnace or get a pellet stove. Or get wood delivered.

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Same. We lived in a wood-stove heated cabin for two years and, though it did make for a lot of cold nights, once the fire was roaring it was often 80 or 90 in the house and we were stripping down to summer clothes.

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I'm always cold so we keep it between 68 and 70 and even then you usually find me with a winter hat on in the house. I blame my thyroid/adrenal glands.
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Usually 66-68. I do not like being cold. I wear thick socks, slippers and a sweatshirt.
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I never knew anyone still heated their main home (vacation cabins, maybe) with only wood until I moved here. Free heat! Well, we pay in sweat.
Is wood heat your only heat? We have a freestanding wood stove in the family room but we use it supplementally to our forced air furnace. It is really nice to have a "hot spot" on those cold winter days.

Plus if power ever goes out it's nice to still have heat! Which is a huge bonus in Michigan winter.
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I’m not adjusting to a thermostat well. I get up and turn it off every day DH and I have different ideas abt what the heat should be at so we have my setting and his

As an adult I’ve never had forced air heat controlled by one thermostat nor have o had central air.

So that’s interesting.

Our thermometer in our house says 65 -68 during the day and around 60 at night. It is what DH used recently to ask me to leave on the heat. To which I told him I will if he leaves the fan on for my allergies as I type the fans off and so is the heat

Oh we live in Wisconsin. It’s been warm so far this winter so far . Between 15-35 the past few weeks. I think that we’ve had one day below zero
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I keep ours around 64F/18C all winter. It's also been much warmer than normal here.

Our house has hotter and colder rooms, though. Our living room, chilly, especially when it's colder outside. I blame the large windows, and probably not enough insulation around them. Family room is warmer. I like to keep it colder, and add layers. Right now, I'm working from home in the dining room (open space to living room), and am wearing a long sleeve tshirt, cardigan, lined leggings and thick socks. By afternoon, I may add a blanket on my lap. Meanwhile, middle kid is wearing shorts, as she has most of the winter so far.
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Is wood heat your only heat? We have a freestanding wood stove in the family room but we use it supplementally to our forced air furnace. It is really nice to have a "hot spot" on those cold winter days.

Plus if power ever goes out it's nice to still have heat! Which is a huge bonus in Michigan winter.
Yes, only source of heat. Our house is 3,000 sq ft and it's enough. We have wall heaters in all the bathrooms. Just this year we got space heaters for the bedrooms. They're not needed but they are nice. If we shut doors, the warm air obviously can't circulate. When all the kids were younger, we just kept the doors open. Not really an option anymore.

Getting firewood to last the winter is a major family activity every fall. We pay the kids because it is a lot of work.

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I have to say that smart thermostats are amazing. Highly recommend. Dh installed one in our bathroom. It learns your schedule and warms up the bathroom. If we had a furnace, I'd get a smart thermostat for the house. They pay for themselves in reduced energy bills.
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