In Florida its been cold lately and working from home now. I keep the heat at 73 in the winter and AC at 79 in the summer. Largest power bill for 2020 was 151.00
I like it warm and cozy, they like it a bit cooler. If it were up to them, it'd be at 70 24/7.
We keep our house between 64 and 75 in the winter.... We are heating with a heat pump and depending on current outside temperature and anticipated temp I will try to capitalize on the warmer daytime temps to maximize the efficiency of the heat pump. I have the Backup heat strips disabled so we do not kick on the expensive resistance heat by swinging the temps like we do. I try to raise the tempurature in the house during the afternoon and early evening to "bank" up some heat inside. This strategy seems to work well for us.I've gotten used to the cold. I also don't mind bundling up a bit in the house. Having a beanie, scarf, and socks on makes me feel cozy. I actually like to fall asleep in my chair, all bundled up in a thick blanket in the LR @ 50F. I sometimes sleep better there than in bed.
With that said, I think my place, having been built in 1980, could really use some more insulation. I'll have to figure out a way to calculate any savings on a new water heater, as well. I'm not a fan of replacing what ain't broken, but I also know that the older a heater gets the more you're asking for issues. Our old one in the condo before we moved was not as old and started peeing water. Luckily we caught it in time.
As I mentioned before, the gov hand-out might be put to good use there, especially if we get even more. I'm not a fan of gov hand-outs, btw, but if we're going to get them I might as well put it to good use.