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A Blanket Approach to Energy Conservation

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Friday December 7, 2012, 12:52 pm
We keep our house in the low 60s all winter and around 79 in the heat of summer.
I love dressing in layers to keep warm in a cold house in the winter. It's invigorating!
You can keep summer though...I don't like it!

Christeen Anderson (656)
Friday December 7, 2012, 1:15 pm
I usually just use my heat to take the chill off and then dress appropriately. The summer is a whole other matter.

MmAWAY M. (483)
Friday December 7, 2012, 3:07 pm
Always HOT with my Age. Save a ton of energy!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 4:41 am
Thanks, I have MS so I prefer it cooler, but I have a body mass index below 20 so I get cold, so I keep it at 70, and even here I still need a sweater but my health comes first. The AC is set to 78 in summer.

Helle H. (21)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:37 am
I hate when it's cold, but my husband is always warm, so I'm wearing at tons of clothes to keep warm. I hate it, but it's annoying. I like it in the summertime when I can walk around with almost nothing on. I had a frien who kept the temperature on 60 degrees iin the wintertime, and I hated to visit her home. I can find better ways to save, as I don't use much energy on light and other things that uses electricitry

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 10:29 am
I like to keep the temperature between 72 - 75. I only turn it up to 80 when it is really cold and blowing.
BTW regarding these work at home plans. I have two phrases for you; Caveat Empor and if it's too good to be true it usually is. Read the fine print because there is a clause in there that stipulates you have to recruit so many people and generate so much money per month before you actually see a good size chunk of change.
I've read several complaints from people who got involved in these various schemes. Maybe you'll find one that actually does work. You could always go the survey route but don't look for 7K a month. LOL

Michael O. (178)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:30 am
During the winter, I always turn the thermostat down to about 60F before bed and when I leave for work in the morning. What's the point of overheating an empty home? I turn it up to 70F when I get up in the morning and when I return from work in the evening. I find that a little chilly, but I'd rather wear a heavy sweatshirt to keep warm and save money on heat. My neighbor, who's retired (home all day) and has a similar size apartment and pays close to double what I do for heating.

. (0)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:30 am
I love winter and the cold weather, so it never gets much above 60-65 degrees at my place. Summer is horrible, but I keep it around 75, with an endless supply of ice cubes.

John Gregoire (286)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 5:58 am
Why put up the heat when we have so many heavier things we can wear at this time of year.

Maria Cantillo (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:46 am
the night is not a problem for me.. but the morning and worst.. shower time..... its horrible!!

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday December 18, 2012, 4:53 am
noted, thank you Cher
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