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#4632975 - 01/12/18 08:39 PM Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down?
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4716
Loc: Houston, Texas
Do you turn your thermostat down when you leave? I think it's best to just leave it at the same setting all the time that way all the books and crannies are at the same temp all the time. Opinions?
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#4632979 - 01/12/18 08:40 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
turning it down saves energy.. but of course texas isnt MN or even NE ohio.
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#4632986 - 01/12/18 08:48 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
I think all the time it spends getting back up to temp negates any savings. Plus it cycles more for a few hours until the temp levels out in the house.
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#4632987 - 01/12/18 08:49 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 03/30/14
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I use an automated thermostat and turn it down when I'm not home and at night.
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#4632992 - 01/12/18 08:52 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 10/13/14
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Loc: San Antonio, TX
Our previous residences in NW & NE Ohio we had thermostats programmed around our work schedules but left pretty much constant on our days off. The programming cycled most in the coldest 6 months in the year, the warmest 6 months of the year were left near constant set point.

Now that I'm retired, and have been basically confined to quarters for health issues much of the time since we moved back to Texas, the thermostats only get adjusted seasonally and when my wife's elderly parents visit. Our Texas and Louisiana houses have been all electric, so the real impact is thermostat setting during the warmest 6 months of the year. We don't futz with thermostat set points during that cycle because trying to play catch-up with A/C is a good way to have the system freeze up and then you swelter waiting for it to thaw out. Better to just let it steadily do its job.
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#4632994 - 01/12/18 08:55 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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No
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#4633005 - 01/12/18 09:02 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
ZeeOSix Offline


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There was a huge thread about this a month or so ago.
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#4633014 - 01/12/18 09:12 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32373
Loc: ME
If you were to do the math you would save a slight amount of money. Graph the inside and outside temperatures every hour of the day and you're paying for the space "inside the curve". Reducing the thermostat (or increasing the outside temp) decreases the heat loss. But to compute the savings you need a constant for the insulation R value, and you would quickly realize slightly improving the insulation would be more worthwhile instead.

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#4633040 - 01/12/18 09:38 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Throt Offline


Registered: 11/15/14
Posts: 902
Loc: NW Ohio
Ours goes down to 67 @ night. I like to sleep in a cold room and it always gets colder than the living room where the thermostat is.

I tend not to worry about the cost of thermostat changes in the winter. Our gas bill never goes up more than $10-15 a month in the winter time and the furnace fan isn't that big of a juice hog so it doesn't raise my electric too much (all those dang Christmas lights do though!) so I don't really care. Now in the summer time I go crazy about the thermostat settings because that can make our electric bill spike an easy $50+.


Edited by Throt (01/12/18 09:44 PM)
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#4633042 - 01/12/18 09:39 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 11/27/15
Posts: 299
Loc: East Tennessee
We turn ours down if we’re going to be gone a while and we turn it down at night, usually about 65. I wake up sweating if we forget.


Edited by Starman2112 (01/12/18 09:40 PM)
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#4633045 - 01/12/18 09:40 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2364
Loc: Wet side WA
When we leave or go to bed it goes down to at least 60.
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#4633050 - 01/12/18 09:55 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2475
Loc: Cottonwood Az
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Do you turn your thermostat down when you leave? I think it's best to just leave it at the same setting all the time that way all the books and crannies are at the same temp all the time. Opinions?


In spite of all the legit websites you can look at that tell you it will save money you "think" it doesn't and look for opinions. Your money.

https://energy.gov/energysaver/thermostats
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#4633057 - 01/12/18 10:05 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35555
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Do you turn your thermostat down when you leave?

Yes, if we leave for multiple days. Otherwise, no.
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#4633063 - 01/12/18 10:15 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
93cruiser Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 141
Loc: New Jersey
Finally convinced the wife to stop touching the thermostat. she would keep it at 74 during winter. the same person who wants in 60f inside in summer. It is now kept at 67f because I want to retire at 60. Not work until I am 80. Put on a sweatshirt or stop the complaining. She is lucky its not set to 65F.

Ok rant off, constant 67f in winter here.

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#4633064 - 01/12/18 10:16 PM Re: Thermostat setting. Do you turn yours down? [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4365
Loc: New Zealand
We close all windows and doors when we leave the house...and open all windows and doors when we get home. That's temperature regulation in our home.
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