Rochester NY area - your thermostat programming?

We have a (newly installed with our a/c this summer) 5+2/4 periods per day programmable thermostat. I'm curious to find out what others in my area have their thermostats set at for this time of year. I'd like to hear your programming periods, temp for each, and the home circumstance reflected in that time period (sleeping, no one home, people home and awake, using fireplace during this period, etc.)
Thanks for helpful responses,
Karen
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6:30 AM: 54 degrees. I work at home. I like this temp. Keeps me alert.
5:30 PM: 53 degrees - making dinner adds heat.
7:00 PM: 54 degrees. Other stuff going on.
11:00 PM: 45 degrees. Snooze. That's the lowest temp available on my thermostat.
No other heat sources are used. If I'm going to be out for a few hours, I'll sometimes turn off the heat completely if the outdoor temp is over 25 Fahrenheit.
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That explains the spare bedroom. =:O
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Yeah and explains some of his posts being due to the effects of hypothermia shutting down brain function too.
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My piano teacher is in her eighties.
Wake: 75F Leave: 75F Sleep: 75F Weekend: 75F
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15 minutes before waking, 68 upstairs, 70 downstairs Two hours later, the 70 drops to 68. At bedtime, both zones drop to 64. My wife is home all day so the 70 takes off the morning chill. If we were both out, it would drop to 64 during that time.
Weekend wake time is two hours later than work days.
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Home of the White Hot.
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wrote:

I live where you do, and this is what we do:
Weekdays: 6 AM 65F (waking); 8 AM 60F (work, but often I'm home until several hours later); 4 PM 65F (home); 11 PM 60F (sleeping) Weekends: 7 AM 65F (waking); 8 AM 65F (home or in and out); 5 PM 65F (home, etc.), 11 PM (sleeping)
Every once in a while, we jack the thermostat up to 67F (usually really cold, windy days, 20F, etc.), but we like a cool house and just sit with blankets in front of the TV. The attic resident runs an electric radiant heater when needed. We also use heavy drapes on the west side windows to block wind drafts, and that helps a lot.
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Thanks for responses. I wanted to see if I was in the ballpark of what other people in the area are using, and I seem to be. I nearly fell off the chair when the first response was was Mr. 54 Degrees, so I was glad to see most other responses were less extreme! We've been doing 65 for sleeping and middle of the day (despite the fact that I am usually home w/ 3yo) and 68 mornings and evenings. I think I need to adjust the programming an hour here or there, but overall everyone seems comfortable enough.
Breakfast and dinner are supplemented with a space heater, as our eating area is in a chilly 3 walls of windows room off the back of the house, but that heater has a thermostat and is shut off when we're not at the table.Evenings are usually supplemented by the wood burning stove, which can heat the bedrooms of our small ranch if I get it hot enough, and we close off an unused room or two. We are going through the wood a bit faster than anticipated, but I think it will make a significant dent in the RGE bill, with a couple cords of wood costing less than 1 month's bill.
Karen
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Does it really matter what temps other people choose? If yes, why?
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It's easier to make sense of heating bill comparisons (in newspaper articles and such, or in conversation) if I can reasonably assume my comfort level expectations are similar to other people's in my area. I understand that things vary further based on size of the home, energy efficiency of the home, etc. I grew up here, but lived in California for most of my adult life. We are still adjusting to the weather a bit, as well as this being only our second winter in this house. This is the first programmable thermostat we've had and it helps give me a baseline to work from.
I truly admire that you are not signing over your paycheck to RGE, and if you're happy living like Grizzly Adams, then good on you. Personally, 45 at night is beyond my imagination, especially with two little kids in the house.
I appreciate everyones responses, thanks!
Karen
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wrote:

Actually, my temps are set more like yours. My initial message was a heavily veiled attempt at pointing out the absurdity of the question. Sort of like people in cooking newsgroups who post things like "I can't tell which brand of cream cheese I like best. What do you think?"
Think what? Will other people's thoughts change someone's taste buds from 3000 miles away?
Set your temperature so it's comfortable for you. Other people's heating bills are completely meaningless unless they live in the exact same type of house you do, have the exact same windows, same window coverings, same floors (carpeted or bare), and they like to wear the same clothing as you do. Their house must also face in the same direction relative to the sun, and they must have their thermostats set the same as yours. Same furnace, too. If they're sedentary, they may want more heat than someone who's very active.
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It may enlighten them to some detail that they were previously unaware of... One brand uses natural ingredients to make their cream cheese while another uses questionable chemicals, etc.
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Good point. I'm also still waiting for JoeSpareBedroom to tell me where he "learned" that fires in fireplaces are prohibited in the city of Rochester. I suspect he may be conflating a prohibition on the burning of brush outside in the backyard, but I remain open to learning new rules and regulations that are legitimate.
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wrote:

Do you live in or around Rochester?
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