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imoldernu 04-23-2014 08:14 AM

98.6 and the thermostat
 
Average body temperature is 98.6F...
What is the average temperature in your home? Summer? Winter?

Why? :coolsmiley:

edit...
must be a bacon thread.
time for a break... :(

REWahoo 04-23-2014 08:18 AM

Our average home temperature year round is 'comfortable' - 68 to 70 in the winter and around 76 in the summer.

Why? Why not. :)

braumeister 04-23-2014 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by imoldernu (Post 1441376)
Average body temperature is 98.6F

This is a myth. When the average body temperature was first determined, it was (and still is) considered to be "about 37C" which essentially means somewhere between 36 and 38. Translating 37 Celsius to Fahrenheit gives 98.6 which almost everyone in the USA considers sacrosanct but is nothing of the kind. Such precision is nonsensical. There is a lot of variation between people as to what their typical body temperature is, and of course it varies by where you measure it as well.

REWahoo 04-23-2014 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 1441379)
This is a myth. When the average body temperature was first determined, it was (and still is) considered to be "about 37C" which essentially means somewhere between 36 and 38. Translating 37 Celsius to Fahrenheit gives 98.6 which almost everyone in the USA considers sacrosanct but is nothing of the kind. Such precision is nonsensical. There is a lot of variation between people as to what their typical body temperature is, and of course it varies by where you measure it as well.

You forgot to end your post with a suitable closing:

Get off my lawn - YouTube

SJ1_ 04-23-2014 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by imoldernu (Post 1441376)
Average body temperature is 98.6F...
What is the average temperature in your home? Summer? Winter?



Why? :coolsmiley:

in Atlanta,GA

Winter 66 during day
62 at night
Sleep great when it is cold

Summer 81 during day
78 at night
could be a little cooler during day but we got use to it
hard to sleep at night if it is to hot

braumeister 04-23-2014 08:51 AM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo (Post 1441381)
You forgot to end your post with a suitable closing:

You're right; sorry.

This is something that has annoyed me for many years and I sometimes let it get to me. :flowers:

HFWR 04-23-2014 08:56 AM

Summer: 77 day, 72 night
Winter: 68-70 day, 66 night

BTravlin 04-23-2014 09:11 AM

Year round.
Day: 78
Night: 75

Why?
Because it works for us.

Bestwifeever 04-23-2014 09:20 AM

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Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 1441388)
You're right; sorry.

This is something that has annoyed me for many years and I sometimes let it get to me. :flowers:

Take your temperature when you let it get to you and see what it is. Maybe you can save on heating your house. :laugh:

Bestwifeever 04-23-2014 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by imoldernu (Post 1441376)
Average body temperature is 98.6F...
What is the average temperature in your home? Summer? Winter?

Why? :coolsmiley:

You go first :coolsmiley:

RE2Boys 04-23-2014 09:48 AM

NW PA
winter: 68 days if someone home, otherwise 60. nights at 66
summer: 76 if A/C turned on. Summers can be 85 one day, 65 next. Some years the AC is on and house closed up over 50% of time. Other years we may have used it a whole 2 weeks all summer

ERD50 04-23-2014 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 1441379)
This is a myth. When the average body temperature was first determined, it was (and still is) considered to be "about 37C" which essentially means somewhere between 36 and 38. Translating 37 Celsius to Fahrenheit gives 98.6 which almost everyone in the USA considers sacrosanct but is nothing of the kind. Such precision is nonsensical. There is a lot of variation between people as to what their typical body temperature is, and of course it varies by where you measure it as well.

OK, I found that interesting. When people hear 98.6, they assume that decimal point represents precision, but you are right, that is just the conversion from 37C.

But would 'Hey 37C' work in a song?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykN6Cz05bLM

-ERD50

travelover 04-23-2014 11:38 AM

Is it the same temperature if you take it orally or....... uh....the other way? ???

REWahoo 04-23-2014 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by travelover (Post 1441474)
Is it the same temperature if you take it orally or....... uh....the other way? ???

Reminds me of the old joke about the difference between an oral thermometer and a rectal thermometer.

rodi 04-23-2014 01:36 PM

San Diego
Winter: 70 during the day if someone is home. 60 at night.

Summer: Heater is turned off. (We turned it off for the "summer" a few weeks ago).

We don't have AC and get by on the rare super-hot days with an attic fan and carefully calibrated windows being opened/closed to draw breeze from the cooler side of the house. At night we open all the upstairs windows and crank that attic fan - can usually get the house back to a cool 65 or 70 by morning - even during the hottest spells.

It helps that we're coastal enough we get significant marine layer except during Santa Ana's.

RetireAge50 04-23-2014 01:47 PM

Seattle

Summer turned off/not needed

Fall/Winter/Spring 70 day 60 night

Reason? To be warm.

AllDone 04-23-2014 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by braumeister (Post 1441379)
This is a myth. When the average body temperature was first determined, it was (and still is) considered to be "about 37C" which essentially means somewhere between 36 and 38. Translating 37 Celsius to Fahrenheit gives 98.6 which almost everyone in the USA considers sacrosanct but is nothing of the kind. Such precision is nonsensical. There is a lot of variation between people as to what their typical body temperature is, and of course it varies by where you measure it as well.

Actually there is a nice circadian rhythm to body temperature. You begin to cool off in the late afternoon, reach bottom around midnight, and begin to warm up again at 4 a.m. or so. Blood pressure follows a circadian rhythm too with peak BP at about 7 a.m.

There is a lot of individual variation in baseline body temperature.

Our dogs like the doors left open so that is what we do for most of the year during the day. Evening setting during the heating season is 68, daytime is 64, and nighttime is 55. We don't have AC. I'm cheap and I knit.

aaronc879 04-23-2014 04:31 PM

Winter(October thru at least April):67-69 when home. 60 if gone a full day. 45 if gone for weeks or months.
Summer:No AC so it gets up over 80 by July. I get by with a box fan. I can tolerate heat better than cold so it's not too bad.

Walt34 04-23-2014 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by REWahoo (Post 1441505)
Reminds me of the old joke about the difference between an oral thermometer and a rectal thermometer.

Oh, I wondered what the difference was...

What is the difference between an oral thermometer and a rectal thermometer

pb4uski 04-23-2014 05:24 PM

Winter; 70F during the day and 65F at night. This is up from our prior targets of 68F and 62F, respectively that garnered some complaints.

Summer; no A/C so we open or close doors and windows depending on the outside temperature. It is generally pretty comfortable unless we have a "heat wave" for which we have a few cooling fans that help.


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