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Yesterday, for the first time since March, the temperature didn't go above 40 for the whole day. Wow. No wonder I had been craving cold weather!! That seems like a long time to be above 40 to me. So, this morning, I got up and it was a little chilly in my apartment and when I finally got around to looking at the thermostat at about 8:45, it was 61 degrees in the living room (probably the draftiest coldest room in the apartment). So, here's a little poll for you:

Poll #1300141 Thermostat time

Should I turn the heat on?

Yes! Are you crazy, woman?
5(27.8%)
No, just stick a couple of extra blankets on yourself
2(11.1%)
Just set the thermostat to turn on in the morning when you get up
3(16.7%)
Yes, set it to full blast all day long and run up your electric bill!
0(0.0%)
Something else I will tell you in the comments
1(5.6%)
Why are you asking this? I don't care.
1(5.6%)

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sillyliss
Nov. 19th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Didn't go about 40? Didn't go above 40? Either way, I would get the heated blanket out and crank up the thermostat to at least 68.

Also, can you see your breath in the house? This could be a deciding factor.
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, I meant above. Oops. Fixed now! I was distracted by some turkeys...

Also, no I can not see my breath. :)
louboutin
Nov. 19th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
I have to keep the heat in whatever room the piglets are to to at least 68 or they get sick. So of course I'm biased.
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
Awww, poor piggies.
misch
Nov. 19th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
Have you considered getting a digital thermostat? A nice programmable one that you can set to have the heat up to 70 as you wake, then down to 62 after the morning, then up to 70 again when you get home from work, then down to 65 late in the evening.
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Yup, I have one. It's been set to "off" for the last 3-ish months.
collectonian
Nov. 19th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
It's set it on, but low, like 60, over night (just in case it dips real cold, you don't freeze) and throw on some extra blankets. Then program it to go up to a more comfortable to walk around in temperature about 20-30 minutes before waking up, then back off when you leave for the day. :)
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a lot of work for programming. But I probably should just do it.
collectonian
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
Depending on your thermostat, it takes a few minutes, but then lasts all year. It saves quite a bit of money too. I used to do it with both the heat, and then the opposite (temp wise) on the AC in the summer to cut down the bills.
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah, mine you have to program separately for each day so it takes a bit, plus I get easily confused. :-P Project for tonight!
sillyliss
Nov. 19th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Isn't this something that boyfriends are for?
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Sure, but he's working and I won't see him 'til Saturday. :-(
mountainheather
Nov. 19th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
You haven't turned your head on yet?? Where dost thou live, the tropics? :-p I've had mine on about a month now. I would not have been able to get out of bed otherwise with tears springing to my eyes!

Ha, electric heat! Ah, now it makes sense. I've got 'real' heat now and it's part of rent. BEST part of my apartment! ::knock on wood:: Since I stopped running the A/C and it's become winter, my electric bill has gone down by half. Yay. Electric heat is sucky. :(
sillyliss
Nov. 19th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I never turn my head on. That's part of my problem.
istytehcrawk
Nov. 19th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Mine, too.
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yup. My electric bill has been less than $60 and I want it to stay that way! But I also don't want to freeze to death or something. :-P
mountainheather
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:48 pm (UTC)
I just replied to this and lj ate it! :(
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
NOM NOM NOM!
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Plus, it was 60f 3 days ago. WTF, weather? WTF?
mountainheather
Nov. 19th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Global warming! Stop living, you're killing the ozone! ;-p
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tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I am glad I am not the only one who is conserving energy. :D

PS - it was 21f this morning and is 27f now. Are you talking C or F?

Also, it was 60 less than a week ago. WHAT!?

Edited at 2008-11-19 04:36 pm (UTC)
mountainheather
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ah, admit it you only 'conserve' to conserve money. ;) I would too if I still had electric heat and it wasn't included in rent. ;)
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
It is one of many reasons. But it's a good one! :)
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tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
NOTE TO SELF: Pack the blankets LAST!

I couldn't remember if you canadian people used C or F mostly.
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sillyliss
Nov. 19th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
You are so conscientious to us. We can't do conversions. Too much brain work. Durrr.
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sillyliss
Nov. 19th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
That thinking head of yours is the vital difference between Canada and "America."
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
LOL!

I appreciate the use of F on my livejournal.

*two thumbs up*
quilynn
Nov. 19th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
Conserve heat? Geez, I have my temperature set to 75 and I have sheets, a down blanket, a cotton throw, and 2 quilts on my bed, and I'm still cold!

I guess it would help if I didn't have a monster draft coming in through my window (despite the pull down shade and curtains).
tenthz
Nov. 19th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Wow, 75 is hot! Sounds like you could benefit from that plastic stuff that you put over your windows. It's pretty cheap at home depot/lowes.
quilynn
Nov. 20th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Coincidentally, Adam and I are planning to do that tonight! :-)
tenthz
Nov. 20th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
YAY! I think putting up the plastic in my living room last winter was the last time I used my hair dryer. :-P

Also, great minds think alike!

Edited at 2008-11-20 09:39 pm (UTC)
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