View Full Version : Temp set on thermostat?



Pete
06-12-2017, 03:00 PM
After 2.5 decades of living in a place where I either didn't have an a/c unit at all or only used it once or twice a year, I am still adjusting to the Oklahoma heat.

I'm curious what temperature people set on their thermostat at home.

A friend just told me he keeps it at 71 when he's home and 74 when he isn't.

What say you?

Bellaboo
06-12-2017, 03:26 PM
After 2.5 decades of living in a place where I either didn't have an a/c unit at all or only used it once or twice a year, I am still adjusting to the Oklahoma heat.

I'm curious what temperature people set on their thermostat at home.

A friend just told me he keeps it at 71 when he's home and 74 when he isn't.

What say you?

74 all the time.

jerrywall
06-12-2017, 03:39 PM
After 2.5 decades of living in a place where I either didn't have an a/c unit at all or only used it once or twice a year, I am still adjusting to the Oklahoma heat.

I'm curious what temperature people set on their thermostat at home.

A friend just told me he keeps it at 71 when he's home and 74 when he isn't.

What say you?

76 when I'm not home and 73 when I am. I love my programmable thermostat. Figured it's save me bunches over the years, and I come home to a house that's comfortable. My next upgrade will be a nest thermostat.

shadfar
06-12-2017, 03:45 PM
when i'm at home 72 (in august i when i go to sleep - 70). When i'm away, it goes to 80. I have a Nest, so it turns on and starts cooling the house down before i come home from work.

bucktalk
06-12-2017, 04:05 PM
73 during the day -mostly unless I cooking up a fancy meal and have a house full of guest. 70 at night. I've read you sleep much better under temperatures at 70 or lower.

mkjeeves
06-12-2017, 04:10 PM
75 year round when we are home. Up a degree or two when we go to bed in the summer and maybe turn on a fan. Down four or five at night in the winter with an extra blanket.

Pete
06-12-2017, 04:21 PM
I've been trying to get away with 76 and this feedback has confirmed that that is really not low enough.

I'm going to try 75 when I'm home and see how that works. I *hate* throwing money away on electric bills but looks like I'm going to have to pay more to be comfortable.

BBatesokc
06-12-2017, 04:24 PM
74 when I'm not home or during peak times while on Smart Hours and 70-72 otherwise. It takes a really hot day for the house to hit 74. Use an Iris by Lowe's thermostat that is set to a schedule. I can also manually control it by my phone if needed.

FighttheGoodFight
06-12-2017, 06:33 PM
74 when I'm not home or during peak times while on Smart Hours and 70-72 otherwise. It takes a really hot day for the house to hit 74. Use an Iris by Lowe's thermostat that is set to a schedule. I can also manually control it by my phone if needed.

I have a house with new windows (2014) and it got to 76 in my house today. I wouldn't even consider this too hot of a day. It was muggy here in Norman.

Roger S
06-12-2017, 06:34 PM
76 when away. 74 when at home. 71 when in bed..... I just finally turned mine on for the first time on May 30th..

OkiePoke
06-12-2017, 06:53 PM
7:00a - 5:30p - 80
5:30p - 9:00p - 74
9:00p - 2:00a - 71
2:00 a- 7:00a - 74

BBatesokc
06-12-2017, 06:56 PM
I have a house with new windows (2014) and it got to 76 in my house today. I wouldn't even consider this too hot of a day. It was muggy here in Norman.

Mine never came on today when set at 74, but every house is different. Says it got up to 73, but that's it. When it does come on (during the hottest of days) though, we really don't notice much of a bump in the monthly bill. This is one reason we don't go to extremes even when on Smart Hours. Even when we are in critical pricing, I still leave it on 74. I might bump it up if I'm not going to be home all day. I've let it get hotter inside in years past, but, like I said, the savings was so little I don't worry about the setting much these days.

Bobby821
06-12-2017, 07:20 PM
We have ours set to 68 degrees 24/7

BBatesokc
06-12-2017, 07:39 PM
We have ours set to 68 degrees 24/7

I would love that -- But the wife would kill me. She likes it warmer than I do. I can tolerate most any temp, but i really like it cold when I go to sleep.

oklip955
06-12-2017, 08:00 PM
Have it set on 70. Looking at thermomider in bedroom, 72. House feels hotter then that. I may go down to 68 tomarrow. My systems doesn't keep up. I am looking at replacing it sometime soon.

Celebrator
06-12-2017, 08:08 PM
74 all day. 70 for sleeping. Sleep much better at 70 and below. We find after camping for two weeks, we can keep it warmer during the day and night for awhile until we acclimatize again by spending the work day in air conditioned spaces, then we have to have it cooler at night to sleep. We keep it at 78 when we are on vacation during the summer.

rezman
06-12-2017, 08:20 PM
73-74 during the day when we're gone. 71-72 when home and 68-70 at night. I like it cold at night. If it wasn't for out little dog in the house, we would probably keep it around 76 when we were away.

gopokes88
06-12-2017, 08:22 PM
72 in early evening
68 at night since master bedroom is on the warmer side of the house
77 during day when gone

Thomas Vu
06-12-2017, 08:33 PM
We have ours set to 68 degrees 24/7

Thank you for being here. 69, and at night 65

Bobby821
06-12-2017, 08:35 PM
I would love that -- But the wife would kill me. She likes it warmer than I do. I can tolerate most any temp, but i really like it cold when I go to sleep.

That's the only temp where our house is cool enough at day and night any higher and it is sweltering hot in the house.

emtefury
06-12-2017, 09:47 PM
77-78 during the day and 76 at night

Anonymous.
06-13-2017, 12:25 AM
Air is completely off when at work (8-5). Turn on when I get home or right before (nest thermostat). It helps I live in a fairly new (and small) place with an efficient AC unit. It can cool from 80F inside down to 74-76 in a couple hours. Also I believe AC units run more efficiently when they run in a full swoop, instead of turning on and off repeatedly. This strategy has saved me a ton of money.

Brett
06-13-2017, 03:52 AM
Depends on humidity and temperature but currently my thermostat is set for 76. I always keep the ceiling fans turned on in the den and living room which helps keep the air temps consistent. It is cheaper keeping a ceiling fan running rather than the air conditioning.

Urbanized
06-13-2017, 06:22 AM
72 when at home, 78 when not.

turnpup
06-13-2017, 09:41 AM
Downstairs stays nice and cool on 74. Upstairs 76 on the zone with the kid's bedroom and extra rooms, and 74 in the master bedroom.

We have geothermal, which makes our monthly bills much, much lower than they would otherwise be. If we didn't, I'd probably keep things a degree or two warmer to economize.

turnpup
06-13-2017, 09:41 AM
Downstairs stays nice and cool on 74. Upstairs 76 on the zone with the kid's bedroom and extra rooms, and 74 in the master bedroom.

We have geothermal, which makes our monthly bills much, much lower than they would otherwise be. If we didn't, I'd probably keep things a degree or two warmer to economize.

Bill Robertson
06-13-2017, 11:47 AM
Weekdays
6:00a - 4:00p - 80
4:00 - 9:00p - 75
9:00p - 4:30a - 71
4:30a - 6:00a - 73
Weekends
6:00a - 9:00p - 75
9:00p - 4:30a - 71
4:30a - 6:00a - 73

Unless I've been outside working then I come in and turn it down to 70 or so until I cool off.

OKCisOK4me
06-13-2017, 05:30 PM
79 when away, 75-76 when home and awake, 77 when sleeping.

Dustin
06-13-2017, 09:42 PM
72 always. Any higher and my bed becomes a puddle of sweat at night.

OKCRT
06-14-2017, 08:19 AM
75-76 all the time, set it and forget it. Ceiling fans usually running.

BBatesokc
06-14-2017, 09:43 AM
75-76 all the time, set it and forget it. Ceiling fans usually running.

To me, this can make all the difference - ceiling fans. Or, any fan in general. As long as air is moving around, I've found I can tolerate most any high temperature (within reason). Even at night with the temp set at 70, I still find I can get hot and prefer to turn a fan on. When we lost AC for a short bit one summer, even when it was hovering around 80 inside, I felt fine with fans going.

Servicetech571
06-15-2017, 03:28 AM
74f normally, 78f during peak hours (2-7pm weekdays), 72f night. Haven't had an electric bill over $100 since I replaced my AC back in 2012

Jeepnokc
06-18-2017, 11:42 AM
The layout of my house made sense to break into four zones. The two zones upstairs the kids keep at 75 all the time. Master bedroom and study zone are 69 or 70 at night and 75 during day when gone. Zone that has the main living area and kitchen is usually 71-72 when we are home and 75 during the day if we are all gone. It gets turned to 75 at night as no one except danes are in that area. I keep the office at 70 during work day and 75 at night and weekends.

BLJR
06-20-2017, 07:41 AM
74 from 8am to 8pm.
70-71 8pm to 8am.
Our house is pretty well insulated compared to previous places.
We have a small upstairs bonus room on its own thermostat. Leave that dude at 90, and turn it down manually when me or the kids are up there 2-4 times a week, and turn back to 90 when we are done.