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    15.5 when no one home/sleeping
    20 when people are awake and home (if I didn't have to listen to whiners it would be way colder all the time, I like hoodies and I am well insulated.....)



    Unless someone in my house who is retarded thinks turning it up to 25 is going to make the "house warm up faster" Do that many people in this world REALLY not know how a thermostat/furnace works?
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    We have been running 18 when no one is home, 19 at night and 21 during the day. However where the thermostat is the actually temperature is lower than the reading. I am thinking I might up all those settings but 1 or 2 c. Better to be comfortable than cold. I am fine but my wife is usually cold. My wife's friend is living with us and at night she has a portable heater on.

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    I've got my Nest set to 20.5 when we're home and 17 when we're away. Because of the age of my house (100 years this year), its quite bad at retaining heat and with the location of the thermostat, I had to play with it until I found a comfortable setting (we like it colder than average).
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    Updated after talking it over with my wife hehe. She wasn't happy with it.

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    holy, a lot of heat junkies on here. 17.5 all winter long. If im really cold ill bump to 18.
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    Originally posted by MrSector9

    Unless someone in my house who is retarded thinks turning it up to 25 is going to make the "house warm up faster" Do that many people in this world REALLY not know how a thermostat/furnace works?
    Yes. Pretty much every female, ever.

    Same goes for car heat... "Oh, it's been sitting outside at -20*c all night? Turning the auto-climate controls to 30*, and turning the fan onto full blast will heat it up right away!"
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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok


    Yes. Pretty much every female, ever.
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    19 normally when my girlfriend isn't at my place.. 21 when she is.

    Woke up to a broken furnace and 12 degree temperatures in my house this morning. Awesome...

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    we live in a townhouse. we usually have it set to 19c, but it's always so damn cold!!!
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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak

    I don't believe in programmable thermostats for saving energy
    Chapter 1 of any heat transfer text would show you why you're wrong. A smaller temperature difference between inside and outside reduces heat loss rates, which is why programmable thermostats can be used to save energy and money. It's stupid to be wasteful just because you can.

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    21 When home

    19 When away and at night, but only because of the gf, otherwise it would be a bit warmer when i'm there
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    21 all day. Planning on getting a programmable thermostat to change it to 19 when away and 21 when home. But I have a dog at home so maybe a bit too cold for that temp.


    But the frequency of my furnace heating is weird, so I may need to get better insulation cause its literally turning on every 30 mins to heat the house. Is this normal?
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    Originally posted by dj_rice
    21 all day. Planning on getting a programmable thermostat to change it to 19 when away and 21 when home. But I have a dog at home so maybe a bit too cold for that temp.


    But the frequency of my furnace heating is weird, so I may need to get better insulation cause its literally turning on every 30 mins to heat the house. Is this normal?
    Pretty normal. My house was built in 1915, but the thing is pretty damn well insulated. The WORST heating and electricity bill combined, that i have EVER had in this house over 6 years, is like 350$.

    I notice on cold days its about every half hour. If i look for example, rigth now, my thermostat says it was on 6 hours of the day today.

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    Mine is usually at 22 when in the house and 20 when I am at work
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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    Too annoying to set them for every little variance in my schedule; one temp is simple and easy

    I just adjust mine when I walk by it in the morning and in the evening. I love the cold. I was built for this climate.
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    Are most electronic thermostats even that accurate in their temp readout? I know you can calibrate them by as much as 4 deg C

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    Set my programmable thermostat at the start of every "season".

    Currently:

    Weekdays:

    20 degrees at 6:30 am - to 4:30 pm (during the day)
    22 degrees at 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    16 degrees 11:00 pm- 6:30 am. (sleeping)

    Weekends:

    20 degrees at 8:00 am - 12:00pm
    16 degrees at noon - 4:30 pm ('cuz usually we're out during the day)
    22 degrees at 4:30 - 11:00 pm.
    16 degrees at 11:00 - 8:00 am. (sleeping)


    While on vacation: hold at 16 degrees. Two cats always in the house

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    Just changed my old manual thermostat to a programmable one I got for free from a friend.
    My manual one had no read out on temp so it was just an eye ball on adjusting and turning it way down when I left the house.
    This one, I've been messing with adjustments and originally set it to 20 when at home and waking hours. Dear god, it was boiling in there. Turned it to 18* and made it good for waking hours. 19* for evenings.

    Weekdays:

    18 degrees at 5:00 am - to 8:00 am
    16 degrees at 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    19 degrees 5:30 pm- 11:00 pm
    16 degrees (sleeping)

    Weekends:
    Same deal but with adjusted timing for sleeping in a little and later nights.

    While on vacation: I'd hold at 12-14 degrees.

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    Originally posted by mr2mike
    Just changed my old manual thermostat to a programmable one I got for free from a friend.
    My manual one had no read out on temp so it was just an eye ball on adjusting and turning it way down when I left the house.
    This one, I've been messing with adjustments and originally set it to 20 when at home and waking hours. Dear god, it was boiling in there. Turned it to 18* and made it good for waking hours. 19* for evenings.

    Weekdays:

    18 degrees at 5:00 am - to 8:00 am
    16 degrees at 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
    19 degrees 5:30 pm- 11:00 pm
    16 degrees (sleeping)

    Weekends:
    Same deal but with adjusted timing for sleeping in a little and later nights.

    While on vacation: I'd hold at 12-14 degrees.

    I take it your wife doesn't steal the blankets at night.

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