What're your home thermostat settings?

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4,611
Location
Ca.
Winter
72 from 4am-10pm
67 from 10-4

Summer
78 6am-10pm
76 10-6

Lennox sig series variable speed NG Heat
Lennox sig series 5 ton variable capacity and speed 21 Seer
Merv 16 filter
 
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1,448
Location
Wisconsin
55-60 at night
60F during the day
Turn up to 70F in the morning during a shower turn it back down after I finish

In the past I would leave the home at 50F most of the time and have the heat off altogether when it was warmer than 40F since my house usually stays plenty warm in that type of weather.

Almost never use AC in the summer
 

01rangerxl

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Location
Birmingham, AL
It sounds like you definitely need to look at where $420 in heating to only go as high as 70*F is going. Granted I have a small (1200 sq ft) house in the South, but I don't pay anywhere near that and I'm setting the temperature wherever I feel like it. I'll sometimes switch between heat and ac multiple times a day. I generally keep the temperature between 69-74*F.

My system is a gas/electric "packaged unit" that sits entirely outside the house. It's a common retrofit to houses like mine in the Southeast because it's cheaper than finding room for/putting ducts in for a modern split unit (house had AC originally, but not a good space for modern split setup). Even with 60 year old doors and windows I never pay more than about $200 a month keeping my house as comfortable as I want it, usually much less.
 
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