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 What temp do you keep your house in the winter?


DH and I are at odds with this one tongueold

He likes it HOT and I like it... less expensive grin

I keep telling to put on a frickin sweater. He turns up the heat, I turn it down. It's not like I am freezing him!

So what temperature do you keep your home in the winter?

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 13 Oct 2011 4:01 PM
 13 Dec 2006
MPsGirl
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22 when we are there and awake, 19 at night - but I find it cold, DH says it is too hot.

When the baby comes, and when DS was a baby, we left it at 22 all the time b/c I would be up with the baby in the middle of the night and be freezing.

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 13 Oct 2011 4:02 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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20-ish. As in, it ranges from about 18 - about 21.

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 13 Oct 2011 4:04 PM
 6 Jan 2010
Spiablie
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I find different temperatures in different building feel different.

Our office is usually at about 22 and here it feels comfortable and a bit on the cool side.

At home I think it is at about 19 and that is the comfortable/cool side.

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 13 Oct 2011 4:11 PM
 21 May 2008
luckystars
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19 to 20 when we are home or during the day.

17 or 18 at night.

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 13 Oct 2011 4:13 PM
 28 Jul 2011
iseesquared
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19-20 during the day and 17 at night.

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 13 Oct 2011 4:15 PM
 9 Aug 2010
 Sask
Mrs_P
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21-22 during the day when we are home, 18 when we are out and at night.

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 13 Oct 2011 4:26 PM
 14 Oct 2008
 Peterborough, ON
MrsHopeful
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17-19 during the day (unless we have company, and then it's 20-22) and we turn it down to 12 overnight.
We hate it being too hot, especially at night!!

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 13 Oct 2011 4:32 PM
 13 Dec 2006
MPsGirl
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12???? I would have icicles in my nose!!!!!

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 13 Oct 2011 4:52 PM
 19 Jul 2011
livingadream
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If I had my way (and endless money!), I'd keep it at 22-23 when we're home... maybe drop it down a notch or two, at night.

As it stands now, usually 19 when we're home and 17 when we're not. I often freeze (even with socks and sweaters!) so I'll sometimes bump it up to 20 or 21 for an hour or so.

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 13 Oct 2011 5:02 PM
 22 Aug 2007
RedVelvet
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15/16 at night. 19 when we are home.

I, too, have a stash of fuzzy socks/sweater/blankets for guests. tongueold

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 13 Oct 2011 5:05 PM
 29 Jul 2010
ChicMama
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21 all the time (day/night, home/not home)

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 13 Oct 2011 5:05 PM
 16 May 2005
 Surrey, BC
Avaell
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We keep ours around 18 all the time. We basically have it on just warm enough that it does not get damp on the carpets. In DS's room we do turn it up to 22 when he is going to bed and usually leave it until the morning because he is generally the first one up so we want to make sure its warm for him until we can bundling him up in some socks, pants and a sweater.

Because we are in a townhouse, if we have company over, it generally warms up on its own due to lack of space! If it does end up being cold though we will turn it to whatever everyone feels comfortable with.

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 13 Oct 2011 5:08 PM
 2 Aug 2009
Nuke
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20-22 depending if I'm cold.

I haaaaaaaate going to peoples houses (ie my parents) and it's 17 and FREEZING!

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 13 Oct 2011 5:46 PM
 18 Apr 2010
 Toronto, Ontario
JA=M
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20-22, I also can't stand being cold, and once I have a chill I can't get rid of it.

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 13 Oct 2011 6:00 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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17 when we're sleeping/not home, 21 when we're home. I've heard that anything more than a 5 degree variance runs your heating bill up...so I stick to 4 degrees. laugh

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 13 Oct 2011 6:01 PM
 24 Jun 2007
mrs_k
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Dh wants it at 20 or higher at all times.

I prefer, (and am comfortable) at 18 while awake. I'd be fine with it being 16 at night; I like a cold room with lots of blankets for sleeping.

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 13 Oct 2011 6:21 PM
 19 Apr 2008
 Regina, *home* is E-Town!
Tanky
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22 day or night.

I would totally not allow it to be colder than that. I think it's torture when it's colder than that. (20-21 I could *handle*, but I'd be chilly, and that just doesn't fly with me)

If DH was freezing me out, I'd be so angry. I don't feel you should have to bundle up inside your home. You should be able to walk around in your skivvies if you want.

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 13 Oct 2011 6:52 PM
 26 Jan 2007
Smiles4U
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We keep it at 21 pretty much year round. Sometimes we make it warmer sometimes cooler, just depends on what's happening outside and in the house.

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 13 Oct 2011 7:57 PM
 24 Apr 2007
 Smalltown, AB
Irene_Neil
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Dh and I have never been able to agree on this so it;s never set to one temperature.

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 13 Oct 2011 8:10 PM
 1 Jan 2010
Marlynmik
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19.5 during the day
19 at night
17 when we're not home

We have an electric blanket to sleep and DD is a furnace all on her own smile

DH is always trying to crank it up though!

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 13 Oct 2011 8:13 PM
 1 Jan 2010
LadyofTheNight
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18-19 during the day, and 17-15 when we sleep at night. I like my house cool, it always feels so much better. I also love wearing a sweater, so cold temps and me work well together.

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 13 Oct 2011 10:27 PM
 3 Nov 2006
 Laval (just north of Montreal)
RinaZ
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Our house is between 21 and 23 degress year round.

TG, DH and I agree on this!

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 13 Oct 2011 11:02 PM
 31 Aug 2006
 all over the place
lilybellule
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Wow, I'd freeze in some of your houses!

In our house it's set to 20 at night (and in DD's room during naptime on the weekends), 21 during the day in the rooms we live in (living room, kitchen, dining room) and 17 when we are not home, which is not often these days since I'm not working.

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 14 Oct 2011 12:36 AM
 20 Jun 2011
proudnerd
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I would FREEZE in some of your houses. We keep ours at 22-23 all the time. I hate bundling up and don't wear socks at home.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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 14 Oct 2011 12:44 AM
 22 Jun 2009
 Ottawa
moneypenny
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During the day we keep the house at 20, but if we get cold (which is only ever really me) i have no issue turning it up.

At night it's turned down to 16 degrees.

I know once we have kids, it's gonna go up, but for now it's what works for us.

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 14 Oct 2011 12:51 AM
 30 Dec 2009
wildred
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When DS was born we kept it at 22 all the time. Now that he is STTN we will probably turn it down at night.

Before DS it was 16 when we were at work, 21 in the evening and 18 at night.

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 14 Oct 2011 12:52 AM
 2 Sep 2005
 Edmonton, Alberta
dreamer21
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Now that we have a baby, it's on at at least 21 degrees on chilly days. Night time too.

Prior to baby, it was 20 during the day and 19 at night.

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 14 Oct 2011 9:58 AM
 13 Jun 2008
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Anonymous173
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Hmm weird - I think of the house temperature in fahrenheit, as that's what our thermostat uses.

It is 68/69 when we're home, and 62 when we're not. If we go away for the weekend, I'll set it to 58.

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 14 Oct 2011 10:35 AM
 14 Oct 2008
 Peterborough, ON
MrsHopeful
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DH & I both prefer it to be cooler, mostly because there are other things we'd much rather spend the money on! We also don't have air conditioning save for a window unit in the bedroom, so it gets pretty hot in the summer.

In the winter, when I get home from work I usually change into a track suit with fuzzy socks and slippers and that's fine for if I'm up and moving around. If I'm chilling on the couch, I will be under a blanket.

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 14 Oct 2011 12:40 PM
 30 Dec 2008
 Nova Scotia
marsbug
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68 when we're home....62/63 at night or when we aren't home.....so I think 20 when we're home and 16/17 at night.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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