In alt.home.repair, on Sat, 9 Feb 2019 02:54:53 -0000 (UTC), arlen
54! You know the same temperature feels colder when you're in the
house than when you're outside. And it's not just becaus you have the
sun on you. I think it's true even without sun. So 54 might be fine
with a jacket outside, but inside? Does he wear a sweater, or a coat?
When I was a boy my mother kept the house at 68, and she was thrifty.
Grew up poor, and just when she married a professional man, the
depression hit. Not much money for 8 more years. She also turned it
down to maybe 64 (66?) at night, then up again when she got up, always
before I did.
In the winter, she would put my coat over the hot air vent so that it
was warm when I left for school.
By the time I had my own house, there were timers that would turn it
down automatically, and so I did, to 66 or less and up to 70 the rest of
the time. I figured, I'm so close to being happy at 68, for a little
more money, it can be 70.
Now that I don't have a schedule, could be awake or asleep at any hour,
it's probably at 70 all the time but the thermostat is hard to get to
now so I'm not sure.
I come from northern Minnesota and now live in northern Illinois (which fee
ls like the south, temperature wise!). In both places, I keep the house at
60 F during the night for sleeping and during the day when no one is home.
In the evening and on weekends, the thermostat is set to 68. If I feel c
hilly, I put on a sweater. : )
On Friday, 8 February 2019 20:54:56 UTC-6, arlen holder wrote:
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