At my workplace we fuss over this constantly. Some like it to be 80 degrees in there. Some like it at 68. Most prefer 70 to 72. What do you like?
I like it cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
I don't really have much faith in the accuracy of most thermostats so I couldn't give a soecific number. I have to have air movement & always have a fan going.
I've worked with crazy people who like it 55 or 60 in the summer in the Deep South - and run the stupid ac constantly to get it there, while everybody else wrapped up in thick sweaters in August when it's 99 degrees outside. Usually fat middle-aged straight Repub morons who run the fucking world. Wonder why they're so damned hot all the time?
Anything over 50 and things start to go terribly wrong for me.
68 at night
I set thermostat at 80 in summer and 68 in winter.
Some like it hot?
I do, R9. I'm most comfortable around 78-80 degrees.
I work in an old building with an old HVAC system. In the winter, it can get so fucking hot because the hear is simply "on" at a constant high level, and in the summer, it's freezing. So annoying.
For just sitting around and doing stuff around the office or house, I'd say maybe around 70 degrees, maybe 67 in the summer. I like it to be considerably cooler when I sleep, but (a) my boyfriend doesn't and it's easier for me to be too warm than it is for him to be too cold, and (b) even when not sleeping with someone else, I won't usually crank the AC all night just so I can sleep at my preferred very cool temperature.
When the AC is running we set it for 77 and are perfectly comfortable. With the furnace, we set it for 70, except at night when we let it get down to the 50's.
But to be honest, most of the time, we just open up the house and live at whatever temperature it is outside. One of the glories of living in Southern California.
Have DLers ever heard of the phrase "Texas cool?"
That means you run the air conditioning flat out until the temperature inside is such that ladies often feel the need to wear a light sweater.
I keep my place at 68˚ in winter and 78˚ in summer.
Were I not paying the energy bills, I think I'd keep it at 75˚ year around.
I'm R4 and want to know WHY this Texas cool shit started in the first place?
It's not healthy to freeze all day at work, then walk outside and nearly faint from the heat because you're body is shocked by the extreme change.
And it's destroying the fucking planet for each American to have such a huge carbon footprint because of nonsense like this!
And you're right, R15 - everywhere I've worked it's the men who want the temp excessively cold, and the women constantly complain about freezing, pull out their sweaters and wrap up in blankets.
73. I'm in Texas and every school/workplace I've ever been in does that non-stop AC at 60 (tops) thing. I don't get it either.
Am I the *only* person in all of DL Land who knows how to easily make the ˚ (degree) symbol?
And, yes, I'm a woman.
Wow, OP - you paid $18 to post something like this?
70º is perfect both indoors and outdoors. Not too hot and not too cold.
Western North Dakota set thermostat at 58 - I wear sweaters in winter and do not have AC so it gets into the 80's in July.
I am so proud of you, r26.
Yours in ˚˚˚˚˚˚ love,
In FL, it's not so much indoor temperature reduction to frigid extremes like Texas, it running the AC long enough to knock down the smotheringly high humidity.
If all the condensation removed from the air by Florida's millions of air conditioners could be captured, they could sell the water to drought areas as easily as they sell citrus.
Just load it into tank cars and ship it out.
I do have a neighbor who captures his condensation water from a window AC and uses it to water his patio plants.
Men like like it cooler because we have to wear ties and often suit jackets. Women can basically get away with shirts that show their cleavage. If they actually had to dress up for work, they would want it cooler, too.
I'm most comfortable when the room temp is about 75, though higher temps don't bother me at all -- I never turn on my air conditioning.
65 degrees. I am a woman of a certain age.
I like it around 19-20.
I've got what amounts to individual room zones in the winter and 2 house zones in the summer, which saves amazing amounts of money. Winter I heat 2 core rooms to 68 - 72, and the rest of the house can vary from 40's to 60's, depending on how I'm using the rooms.
Summer the core rooms have AC set to 78, and the other zone has a swamp cooler which can vary from 60's to 80's.
Core rooms are a master bedroom and a home office/media room, a bathroom and a service hall with a tiny coffee/snack bar, office style.
Works for me.
Winter: 60 in the day, 50 at night.
Summer: Feel guilty turning the AC lower than 70-75. Run a lot of fans.
I'd like the outside temperature to hover around 50 all the time.
During the winter I usually set the heat at about 65.When I'm home I am primarily in the living room and I turn on the gas fireplace. Cheaper than heating the whole house and by the time I go to bed the heat has risen and my bedroom is quite warm.
In the summer usually around 72, but there's usually only about 3-4 weeks where it's hot enough that the AC needs to be on all day and night, most nights once the sun goes down there's a wind out of the mountains to the west that cool the house really fast. When I get up in the early morning the house is in the mid 60's and I close the windows, blinds and curtains and the temp will only get up to the low 80's by the time I'm home. A lot of nights I'll sit out on the deck till it's cool enough to go in.
R36, where do you live? The sunny side of Mars?
72 in winter
77 in summer
The reason for Texas cool is that people decided the only acceptable business is something that worked well in England a century or two ago.
I've gotten used to 78 in the summer, mostly so I'm not spending a fortune on electric bills. The problem is that after living in a warmer part of the county to one that has a real winter I also want it at 78 in the summer or I feel cold.
[quote]I have to have air movement & always have a fan going.
Me too -- even when the temperature is perfectly comfortable, I need air circulation. Opening windows is usually enough for that, but modern office buildings tend to have sealed windows.
Like R32, I carry my own heating supply & prefer the room temperature around 65°F.
I love the smell of shampoo.
Of course, I think I like the smell of Clairol cream conditioner better. You know, when it's on a freshly bleached head?
I don't know. I like them both, but...
78. I like it warm, except for when I get out of steaming hot shower, thats when I like it freezing cold. I live in Florida, anything below 78 is breaking the bank.
It's not the heat, it's the humidity!
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… 74 degrees with both winter heat and summer air conditioning (central air).
Winter - 65 day, 58 night
Summer - 75 day, 68 night
When I was in Russia I was shocked by how HOT they kept their buildings in the winter. It may be -40 degrees outside but they crank the heat up to 80 inside!! Heating is cheap there.
Pretty much no one has AC there.
Do any DLers own a NEST Thermostat? I am intrigued by them.
Apparently they are Wi-Fi enable and "learns" the owner's energy habits.
The company is headed by one of the guys responsible for the iPod at Apple.
Link may be slow to load but give it time.