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A comprimise of sorts

November 9th, 2006 at 07:06 pm

I make it my goal to deal with less each year, so last year my goal was to get us used to a house at 65, this year the goal was to go lower. First I went down 2 degrees, I always go two at a time, that way you can go back up one and still have progress.

Then when Dh started to complain, something he never does with my changes (he just goes back up one degree)I though maybe getting the house to 60 was a bit far, but I still hate wandering around in winter with less than a sweater (what a waste of sweaters if you never wear them!)

I hit upon a better idea, I told DH to get us a programable thermostat, we could keep it at 60 at night, and 65 in the day. He said to turn it down manualy. Err how low tech can you get!

But the upshot of it is, I turned it down all the way to 60 a couple nights ago, and there it stayed! Because the wonderful carolinian weather cupled with window coverings (opening on sunside) means my house has not gone under 65 in the daytime yet. Pretty nice comprimise Smile

9 Responses to “A comprimise of sorts”

  1. tinapbeana Says:

    perky, i didn't know you were in the carolina's too! that makes me, you, poundwise, and ima all in the same general area... soon as carolina bound moves, there'll be 5 of us!

  2. all4money Says:

    I'm in NC. Smile
    I can't imagine having the house at 60 degrees. I freeze when it gets below 65 and that's with having socks/sweaters and blankets on!

  3. Carolina Bound Says:

    I knew the Carolina's was the place to be!

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    My thermostat is generally set at 63. That's when I'm home. I'll turn it off before I leave for work, and I'll turn it back on when I come back.

    My mother is even more frugal. I don't know what she had the thermostat on, but I remember us kids regularly walking around our house in our winter coats... and we thought this is what every family and their kids did!

  5. tinapbeana Says:

    good weather, good folks, low cost of living: all the makings of heaven in my book!

    all4, i'm the exact opposite of you i think, b/c i get hot the instant it gets over 74... it's eerie, as soon as i start to feel warm, i can check the thermostat and TADA it's 75...

    when it gets cold, i just hear my father telling a younger me "you're cold? put some clothes on!" Big Grin

  6. amberbamber Says:

    I'm in NC too- Smile

  7. Bookie Says:

    Every window in the place is open at the moment, and the interior is bathed in a golden light reflecting off the maples. High for the day was 72. Current temperature is 67.

    I'm in East Tennessee. Smile

  8. nanamom Says:

    I live in the cold north (Wisconsin to be exact) and I keep my house at 65 as well. Somehow it doesn't do quite the same for my heating bill!!!! So far so good though its been warm (OK by my standards!) here for awhile. My Pastor put the heat on at the church when I was there and I promptly took off my sweater. He looked at me and said its only set at 67 or so. Seemed hot to me!! You can get used to anything!

  9. PRICEPLUS Says:

    We have the MIL with us so we cannot go too low as she is elderly and cnnot tolerate it too cold in the house! Personally I would love to leave it around 62 to 63 all the time.

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