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What's the best temperature to keep your thermostat on during cold months that will save on electricity?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:34 PM on Nov. 13, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • During cold months, set it no higher than 68 degrees.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 11:36 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Well, in the fall months my family doesnt turn the therm on at all. That saves big time!
    Instead, we have electric blankets and electrical heaters for the cold nights (Im in GA)

    Answer by sugahmamma at 11:36 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • Here in Florida we turn the thermostat to 75 degrees. This is very comfortable and keeps the air moving through the house without germs that cause colds to settle. My house is well insulated and can become warm quickly. Our bill is never high, we set it to automatic and it does the rest.

    Answer by PhenominalOne at 11:45 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I hate being cold so it's usually at 75 during the day and then when DH gets home he complains that it's to hot in here and turns it down to 72.

    Answer by Blueliner at 11:45 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • I live in AL.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • In the winter (in MN) we set the heat at 68. In the summer, the air conditioner is 78.

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 11:46 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • 68

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:46 PM on Nov. 13, 2009

  • at nite we set it al like 62 and during the day about 65 but we also put thick plastic over the windows and that keeps the heat in longer.

    Answer by looovemybabies at 12:32 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • 68 when you are home. 66 when you go to work or leave the house for 4 or more hours.
    We also turn ours down to 65 or 66 at night because we have plenty of blankets to keep us warm.
    If you use a timed thermostat you can set it so that it will go up to 68 about 30 minutes before you need to get out of bed so your home will be warmed up.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 2:19 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

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