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This will be the first actual winter we've had in a long time. In the past we've been in a desert and had the AC going till mid december and then just needed heat at night for 2 months and the AC came back on. lol. During the worst of summer we'd have it set to 82* because the house simply couldn't cool down more than that. Right now our thermostat is set to 74 and the AC pretty much never comes on. Heat will have to get turned on later in the weekend with the cold front coming through and honestly I'm not sure what to set it to!
ETA: We don't pay the electric bill here. It's included in rent. I wonder if the base has a policy on what range we should have our gage set to. So far it's been set by the pregnant woman cause there's only so many clothes I can take off (we have no curtains or blinds along the back of the house). Ha
Summer we don't heat and we don't have AC. Rich is forcing us to get a portable one next year but I told him he has to replace the few windows left first. They are painted shut and I would like to be able to open the windows before we resort to AC.
Winter I try to keep it at around 22. I usually have it really low during the winter while I am away at work but I will be home all day this winter.
Our AC is always set at 60. It never GETS to 60 in here though, usually somewhere in the high 60's at night, and low 70's during the day. But the living room AC has to cool the entire house, and has to keep the bedroom cold as well (we tried putting one in there, didn't go so well) so it does work over time. We use a blower fan to move the air around a lil more efficiently.
In the winter, well we have in floor radiant heating. It isn't the best way for us. Right now the heat is on 80, and the house is still cold. The unfortunate part about this type of heating is, you can't just turn it up and down at will. It takes 7 hours for a temperature change to take effect when you want more heat (I turned up the heat a 10am, DH thought it was up, and it was only at 70, which heats the house to about 60). So we end up leaving the heat on, and using windows to regulate the actual temp. We don't pay for heating, just cooling.
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I live in Florida - my thermostat is always on cool and is set to 79. During the winter, when we get our cold snaps, it obviously doesn't kick on, and can get down to 58 in the house. VERY cold for us! By the 'heat' element doesn't work properly, so we can't turn on the heat, so we have a couple of space heaters for when it dips down into the 30's and 40's outside. Thankfully, that doesn't happen but 1 or 2 times during the winter.
I'm a total cheapo and keep it at about 62 to save. Actually read an awesome article on ways to save on heating and since we have oil heat it was good for us. We put weather sealant around the windows after reading...