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What is your AC stat set at???

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  1. Dove Commander

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    Big time argument between some wives and husbands. What do you set your airconditioning at in the summer? Your location would help too. I say 73, she says 77. Women!!!
     
  2. cubancigar2000

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    Idaho - very low hunidity very hot, my wife 70, me 72 and yes it is a hot topic in the house
     
  3. TommyTEREX

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    68, I like it cold. Wive sleeps with 2 blankets.

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  4. recurvyarcher

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    75. It is turned off and the windows opened on any day in the 70s, and I turn it off when I leave the house for more than 2 hours. Electricity is not cheap these days.
     
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    Recurvy, I think it might be cheaper to leave it on for those 2 hours if it is very hot. The a/c will have to start over from a hotter point to cool down to where it was. Murray
     
  6. Dove Commander

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    Good point Murray. Most people don't understand how conditioning the interior of a house works. A stat is not like a gas pedal.
     
  7. K 80 Guy

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    lol, I don't have to pay for electricity so mine is set at 60!! lmao, sure is an ice box in here
     
  8. handlepuller

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    75 when I'm home, 78 when I'm not and at night. If it's going to be less than 80 it's off.

    Being a bachelor isn't always that great, but I get to have the temp where I want it!

    I live in Minnesota.
     
  9. timb99

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    Wife wants 70, I want 76 to save electricity/money. We usually compromise at about 73. She always wants to open the windows....even if its really humid. Doesn't understand the humidity/heat concept.
     
  10. Dove Commander

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    Timb99, Another good point, Humidity. Best to keep the space sealed. How many turn their stats down (cooler) for bed? or atleast an hour before?
     
  11. recurvyarcher

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    Ok, when does it become worth it (i.e. how many hours that I'm going to be away) to turn off the A/C? What if I'm gone the whole day?
     
  12. Bruce Specht

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    Chicago area can be hot and humid; when we turn it on (rarley) it's set at 79 degrees. Would rather have the windows open we have great shade trees that help along with celing fans in most rooms.
     
  13. Shooting Jack

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    73 around the clock in SE Georgia(Blackshear). If we are going to be gone for a few days we set it to 82 degrees. Jackie B.
     
  14. Dove Commander

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    Bruce, I'm disqualifying your response. Theres some thing wrong with you and FlaLagarto. 79-80 degrees...your killing my argument.
     
  15. Bisi

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    AC is set on 78, real benefit is reducing the humidity. After being outside today with 90 degree temp and same percentage of humidity it is almost chilly!!
    I sleep with a fan blowing on me so 78 ain't bad.
     
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    I set mine for 82 when home, 85 when away. I have ceiling fans in most every room, so I feel fine. I live alone, and only have to please MYSELF.

    Our electic utility is going up 20% Sept 1. I guess I will buy long johns and socks for the winter. I am a cheap skate except for fitness and shooting. LOL
     
  17. Easystreet

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    I keep the AC thermostat set on 78 during the day and 74 at night. When it is 90 degrees and humid outside, 78 degrees feels real good.
     
  18. omgb

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    I set ours at 78 during the day and shut if off and open windows when the outside temp goes below 78. We live in Saugus CA, thats desert country at 2000 msl. Unless we have high humidity, 78 is fine. If things get humid I set it to 73. Last month's electric bill was $302 and change. The month before it was $265. Today was 108 at noon, a tad hotter at 2:00 pm. I was at Oaktree gun club for a shoot today and by 11:00 it was so hot I gave up. We were shooting sporting clays and the sun on the ridges was merciless.
     
  19. perazzitms

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    74 when home. Program goes to 85 during the day, but the house never gets higher than 80 (6 degree rise over 10 hours in 90 degree heat - not bad I'd say).

    They say moving air can feel up to 6 degrees cooler (i.e. ceiling fan) but don't do squat for humidity. 80 degrees inside with 60% humidity and a ceiling fan doesn't feel too bad.
     
  20. Big Dave

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    68 degrees 24/7 year round, Winston does not like the heat.

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