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View Poll Results: What temperature do you typically keep your home at in the summer?
69 or less
8
6.56%
70
11
9.02%
71
3
2.46%
72
18
14.75%
73
8
6.56%
74
13
10.66%
75
11
9.02%
76 or higher
33
27.05%
I have no control over the temperature, and I hate my life
12
9.84%
I live somewhere it never gets too hot and feel morally superior to you scum
5
4.10%
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What temperature do you keep your house at in the summer?

Old 06-29-06, 08:33 PM
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What temperature do you keep your house at in the summer?

Just wondering where you all keep your house temperatures typically in the summer.

I'd prefer 70 myself but compromise at 72. My wife compromises at 74 though I think she'd like it at 99 if I'd let her.
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And if you're variable/programmable, like us, just pick the most common daytime active temperature.
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Old 06-29-06, 08:47 PM
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We keep it at 78 when we're home. Up around 85 or 86 during the day (when we're at work or out of the house). Any lower than 78 and we'd have a killer electric bill. It is hot down here you know. Bushdog, if I was still living in NY, I'd think we were nuts, but you get used to the higher temps, including the AC temp.

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You must have a very high electric bill with the choices you're offering in the poll. I usually keep mine between 78-80 and that's plenty cool.

And I have the programmable type too, has everything nice and cool for me when I get home. And the state of CA bought the new thermostate for me as well with energy rebates!

And yes, gets hot here in SoCal, so 78-80 feels cool compared to 90-100 outside. I think I kept it at 76-78 when I was in Illinois, but it was hot there too, so I dunno.
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If my A/C was newer (it is like 20+ years old) I'd run it at around 74 or 75. But right now I run it at any where from 83 to 78
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72/programable.

Right now it's freezing in here though.
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Holy christ, this isn't turning out how I had hoped. I may need to nuke the thread before she finds it.

PA, VinVega.
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Originally Posted by illini420
You must have a very high electric bill with the choices you're offering in the poll. I usually keep mine between 78-80 and that's plenty cool.

And I have the programmable type too, has everything nice and cool for me when I get home. And the state of CA bought the new thermostate for me as well with energy rebates!

And yes, gets hot here in SoCal, so 78-80 feels cool compared to 90-100 outside. I think I kept it at 76-78 when I was in Illinois, but it was hot there too, so I dunno.
100 Yeah, I guess I didn't consider the outside temp variable. We never get that high.
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Most of the time it's 68-69. On the weekends I might venture up to the 70-72 range.
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About 72 - 75, depending on what's going on around here. Hey Bushy, can you please ask your lovely life to log onto MSN? I need her to take a look at my cat. Thanks.
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Hold on, Kitty. She's taking a shower or somesuch. I'll have her log on ASAP.

72-75, that's our range, the number usually based whoever is in control at the time.
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72 during the day. Cooler at night.
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Old 06-29-06, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
Hold on, Kitty. She's taking a shower or somesuch. I'll have her log on ASAP.

72-75, that's our range, the number usually based whoever is in control at the time.
Thanks, Bushdog. No hurry, he just has a weird growth in his mouth and I'm kinda worried about him....doesn't seem to bother him, though.
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I always turn it down to 69.
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My place is usually in the high 80's. Does anyone know if leaving the AC on too long will 'burn' out the AC? We installed a new AC (cost around $4500) last year and it didn't even last a year before it broke and I had to get the guy to fix it. I turned on the AC for 3 hours one night and 4 hours the next night. But it didn't even cool the place. Is that too long to leave AC on? When I told the AC guy that I left my AC on for 3 and 4 hours, he said I need to turn off the AC or it'll burn out. Is that true?
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78 works if we're just lounging around. Otherwise I might bump it down to 76. Anything lower seems cold.
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Usually between 76 and 78 in the summer. 80 or so when I'm not here. Too hot here in AZ not to have some decent AC.
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Hot.

My suck ass apartment pretty much takes the outside temps to the extreme.

If it's cold, it's too cold in my apartment. If it's hot, like it has been for the last few days in LA, then it's -really- hot in my apartment. Luckily I have reptiles because during the summer I can turn off their heat sources and keep them within range. During the cold months I just keep the heating elements on. Any other pet might suffer with the temps.

I'd rather have it cold. It's easier to warm up than it is to cool down.

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Originally Posted by Bushdog
100 Yeah, I guess I didn't consider the outside temp variable. We never get that high.

Based on the responses of others in the southwest too, it seems that difference between inside and outside temp is a factor. Believe me, when you know it's near 100 outside, 78-80 inside is very nice.

On the other hand, when I was in IL, it would get up to 100 occasionally, but there it was also humid, much worse. Maybe 78 feels cool to us in the southwest because of little to no humidity?
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I keep my thermostat at 65 in the summer
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75 during the day and 71-72 at night
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Old 06-30-06, 01:17 AM
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I am perfectly confortable with 80 at night, 81 during the day and 78 while wife gets ready in the morning. It gets well over 100 on a daily basis here in the so cal desert.
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75 or lower,any higher is too warm for me
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We don't have a thermostat control or refrigerated air. Anything below 80 is good. We're happiest around 75. When it gets down to 72, we shut it off because it's too cold.

But we don't have that horrendous NYC humidity, either.
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