What Temperature

@nonersays (2755)
United States
February 4, 2011 10:27am CST
What temperature do you keep it in your house? This winter we have kept it at 63 to 64 f in our house. But our bill keeps going up and up despite us keeping it so cold. Our in-laws live across the street and they keep their house around 74 to 75 and our bill is as much as theirs is!
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@scheng1 (24797)
• Singapore
5 Feb 11
HI Nonersays, is it due to the appliances in your house, and not due to the room temperature? Some older version of appliances take up too much electricity to work. Another factor could be leakage somewhere. The house might not be air-tight to prevent the hot air from escaping.
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@nonersays (2755)
• United States
6 Feb 11
Our heat is gas. All our appliances are electric. Our heat is the only thing in our house that uses gas.
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• Philippines
4 Feb 11
I'm not really familiar with the bills where I'm currently staying. I just pay an exact amount every month to the landlady. But recently the payment was increased.
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@nonersays (2755)
• United States
6 Feb 11
Interesting. I've never lived where utilities were included in rent. Of course, I went from living with my dad, to living with my hubbys parents, to living in our own house.
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@peavey (16786)
• United States
4 Feb 11
Mine stays around 68 during the day and 55 or lower at night. My bill fluctuates, too, because the outside temperature fluctuates. The cost of heating a home depends on a lot of things, though, like insulation, windows, habits of leaving doors open "for just a minute" and things like that.
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@nonersays (2755)
• United States
6 Feb 11
55 at night would be too cold for our son, who does not stay covered at all at night. I could deal with 68 though.
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@cream97 (29168)
• United States
3 Mar 11
Hi. nonersays. We are keeping our heating setting on 75 and 80. But we are still having some problems with the heat shutting off by itself on auto pilot. When we put it on, 85 and 90f, it shuts on and off. This is on auto pilot too. Our bill has been really high for the past two to three months because of this too. The landlord should get the guy to come out and fix it and stop collecting rent money after rent money!
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@Hatley (164647)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Oct 11
hi nonersays I live in a retirement center so have no say so over the heat and cooling b ut we are in So uthern California so for now its not bad and a comforter and a good blanket will work but late4r we will need heat in our room and there begins the need for heater. I think in the winter here they stay around 70 and it feels a bit cool to me too. I would check your insulation and the seals around outside door to keep the heat in more. the heating company you get heat from may have some suggestions to keep heat in better and save on bills.