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Old 08-16-2010, 07:49 AM   #21
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I'm happy with 74 but I can feel a substantial difference if it gets a degree or two over my favored temperature. Fed - if you don't feel good over 70 keep it low. Your wife can throw on a long sleeved shirt but taking off your shirt won't help.

Edit: a reasonable compromise might be to move it up a degree every couple of days and see if you can get accustomed to a slightly higher temp that is more suitable to your wife.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:19 AM   #22
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I noticed you mentioned "occupied" rooms. I have also heard that ceiling fans are only doing some good when someone is in the room to feel the air move over your skin. Otherwise, my utility company says you are wasting your money. I've had other people swear by having them on all the time.
Moving air (ie, a ceiling fan) doesn't lower the temperature but acts as a cooling agent through evaporation of moisture on the skin. If no one is in the room to evaporate it is probably a waste of electricity.
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74 during the day, 73 at night, along with a fan upstairs to help circulate the air.
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we set our A/C sometime in april to 79. when we leave it goes up about 5 degrees. it cranks about 75% of the day. growing up in minnesota where we just had to take advantage of the cool nights, i enjoy it cold. but, it's not in the cards here in houston. a box fan at the foot of our bed and a ceiling fan keep us somewhat comfortable at night. can't wait to put the a/c to rest for the year....
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I have mine set at 75 during the worst months July & August . Other hot months it's at 76 -78 . The only time we change it is if we are traveling then it's at 80 .
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78 degrees here. Occasionally down to 77 if I feel hot at 78. I do use ceiling fans too. I have a whole house fan that I use at night and in the morning to cool the house. I usually don't need the A/C until 4 pm or afterwards because my house is well insulated.
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Although my pup would prefer much cooler temps year round, 78 with ceiling fans is the norm for summer months. Living on the lake makes the hot Alabama weather a little more enjoyable.
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I should add that if it feels particularly humid inside I may have to take it down as low as 72 on occasion to wring out the humidity. But usually it's at 78.
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76 during the day and 72 at night. 85 if we are gone more than a day. Ceiling fans really help.
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We keep the house at 78. Now the bedroom, we added a window ac unit for the summer months. Wife keeps that set at 69. Talk about a frigid bedroom atmosphere...
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No AC in the home we rent. It does have a whole house fan that we run at night to pull in the cooler night air, usually down in the 50 deg. F range. We close the windows in the morning and it usually stays below 75 deg. F until the next night.




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76 day; 75 night. 2 level house and we all sleep upstairs. When not home during the work week, 80. DW complains of freezing all the time. She is from a tropical environment (SE Asia), so I can't fault her too much, except that the last time she lived there was over 25 years ago.
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73 at night so I can sleep better, 74 when I am home during the day and mid 80s when I am not home. I live right in the suburbs of Wash DC where it has been in the high 90s, very hot and humid, this summer! AC is the one area where I splurge.
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Don't really need A/C up here in Calgary. There are a handful of days where it gets unbearably hot (90+ F) and even then it cools down pretty considerably at night since we are so close to The Rockies.

If it does get too warm to sleep at night, we sleep in the developed basement which is about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than upstairs.

When we lived in Tulsa for a couple of years the summers were miserable. I kept the A/C set at about 68F since I'm a Canuck and I like it chilly . Our A/C bills were huge back then.
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