What temperature do you keep your house in the summer and then in the winter?

United States
June 23, 2008 9:34am CST
In the summer time I keep my ac on 70 degrees. Of course it doesn't feel like 70 degrees in here...it feels like 80. It has been so hot that my ac is working double time. I am getting it replace soon cause it's a very old system and doesn't work like it should. In the winter time I keep my heat on 65 degrees. In the winter you can always put more clothes on and/or put a blanket on you so it doesn't have to be at 70 degrees or higher. Since everything is going up my last electric bill was $200....I remember a few years ago it was only about $80. Things are just getting so expensive these days! So what temperature do you keep your house in the summer and then in the winter?
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I dont really keep it set at a certain temperature I just move the thermastat to make it comfortable in the house. My electric bill has never been real high my gas bill is the hard one to pay in the winter time.
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@mclendon (308)
• United States
23 Jun 08
78 to 80 in the summer during the day and about 75 F at night. In the winter we keep the thermostat at about 68. We're in the south so the bill is lower in winter usually.
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@snowy22315 (47326)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I usually keep my house at 67 in the winter and 73 in the summer. If it is less than 67 I get cold and if it is more than 73 I get too hot. These seem to be the ideal temperatures for me. Last month I used no heat or AC so my elec bill was 83.00. This month I think it will be higher hopefully not by a huge amount.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
23 Jun 08
$200! I would die. I don't think our power bill has ever been that high. We leave our A/C set around 78 in the summer, close to 70 in the winter. We just moved into a new place so I don't know what our power bill will be. The place we moved out of we did the same thing, the place pretty bad insulation, ancient appliances and we had to leave a light on all day for our birds. In our new place we have all new appliances, the building is only a few years old and is very insulated, we have a ton of windows so we don't run the lights at all during the day, and we have fewer appliances plugged in. About this time of year our power bill sky rockets to about $130. I am expecting it to be lower.
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23 Jun 08
well in the summer my temp stays at whatever it is at as we dont have air con, i do have it in the car but not in the home. in winter i like it nice and warm so bang the heating up a few nothces :)
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@SwtJenlove (1090)
• United States
23 Jun 08
In the summer i cycle my air between 77 at night to 78/79 during the day. During the winter my house is usually around 70 which is pretty comfortable. Our electric bill isnt to bad in the winter time buy oh boy in the summer time its way up there! it was 214 the last bill we got. thats florida for ya.
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@cream97 (29168)
• United States
23 Jun 08
In the summer I keep it at about 75 degrees. And in the winter I will keep it at about 8o degrees to 85 degrees.. There are times, that I will turn my air down to 60 degrees or below.. Just so it can stay cool in the house.
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• India
24 Jun 08
In the summer, it will be very hot here. The temperature will be around 42*C. Its very normal here to have this much temperature every summer of every year. In winter we have normal temperature at atound 20*C. There will be a big difference from Summer to Winter in Temperature. We maintain a room temperature in Summer and in winter we don't maintain any temperatures and just leave the room to be at normal temperature.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
23 Jun 08
In the winter, I keep the house at 60 or 62 in the daytime, and 58 at night when I'm sleeping. I have an oil furnace in an old house that is huge. I would not be able to afford the oil bill if I kept it higher than that. Sometimes I use a kerosine heater to supplement, or in my bedroom I'll use a electric heater when I'm on the computer or something, otherwise, it's just cold! If I have company I will turn it up so they're comfortable. In the summer it gets very hot in here, so I use those big old box-type fans. I don't have any air-conditioning as it drives my sinus' crazy and I end up with a migraine. I'd much rather be on the warm side anyways.
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@sturner03 (326)
• United States
24 Jun 08
We keep the AC on 70. It's nice and cool and when you walk in from outside it feels soo nice. The bill for it is about 130 a month, thats with hot water included. My sisterjust got an eletric bill for 700 hundred dollars heating her house in Maine. When I was still in Maine we went through about 4000 dollars easily in heat.