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Readers Respond: At What Temperature Do You Keep Your House?

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Do you live in Arizona? At what temperature do you keep your home in the summer? Tell us what the average temperature is in your Phoenix area house on a summer day when it is 100+ degrees outside, and you are at home. Do you keep it at 74°F? 84°F? Somewhere in between? How about at night? How about during the winter months? Tell us what the inside temperature is like at your house! How Cool Is Your House?

How cool is our house?

We keep our summer thermostat between 79º & 81º. Occasionally I bump it up to between 82º & 84º, but not for long, or at least without the fans running. ....We've been in Cave Creek for just over a year now... this is our second summer. :o)
—Guest Nancy

a.c. thempeature in house like it 68-70

Is this is good cooling temp. rangecan't stand warm home or can't sleep in hot house.
—Guest liz

best temp

Best in the house is 73f summer time 65 winter it work well for all in the house
—Guest zuly

Heat affects a lot of things

If your house is hot it will rot your books and photos {some people turn their AC off when not at home !!!}, pets suffer if your house is too warm/hot, remember heat can just ruin things. My mother had a whole bookcase of books {a large,built in bookcase} just rot because she turned the AC off when she was away. If a room is too warm it can make pet food/kibble and canned food go bad, it can ruin vitamins if they are not refrigerated and medicines too.
—Guest Guest in AZ

Great topic!

Thank you for sharing everyone! I am born and raised in AZ and I will never get used to the heat. I feel comfy with A/C @ 75 degrees. In my room I have a portable a/c unit great for thos 116 degrees days! Ugh
—Guest Mizz 420

Living in Hell

my mom keeps the temperature at 80 degrees and up. its so miserable! She thinks its fine but it's so f***ing Hot!!!
—Guest lk

Comfortable is....

73 no higher no lower. Anyone who sets it at 80 or more has "no blood" in them and are lazy and fat and sit all day a do nothing.
—Guest Jett

cool house

My Thermostac is set at 72 Humidifier 30 outside temperature 11, older house new siding. House on slab.
—Guest Andrew

Like a comfortable, even temperature

I keep my thermostat at around 69 during the day in the winter months and turn it off for the night. Can't stand to sleep in a hot room! During the summer, keep it around 74. 75 degrees during the day and turn it off at night and always keep a Bedroom window open. Sleep like a log. Wonderful
—Guest Judy

AZ Temps

AZ resident. 1800 sq ft house. For Summer I set the AC thermostat no lower than 88 degrees. Highest electric bill $90. Winter I refuse to use heat, house gets as low at 55 and feels GREAT! Electric bill: $20.
—Guest Cash Smart

hard to read responses, but...

Hard to read some of these illiterate responses, but at any rate...I keep my AC at 78 in the summer. I don't know HOW people can keep it as high as 80-82, WOW! I'm from the hills of central Massachusetts but have lived out here for 7 years. In the winter I keep it at 68 - yeah, I know I'm a wimp...most of my friends back home keep the heat at 58-63. I never could keep it that low though, even there. Which is part of why I'm now HERE.

I live in a small house

I keep my home at 78 during the summer and at 65 during the winter. I'm warm blooded so people tell me I'm a little low in winter and a little high in summer. I find it works best and I don't have to ever adjust it.
—Guest Sasha


how do some of you keep you rates that low when you consume so much enerdy? you must have tiny house. summer 82 in day 78 at night. Bill $275....winter 68...
—Guest nicole

Y B Hot??

I like to keep my a/c @ 68 all year long that way it feels good in the summer day and night because i cant sleep in the hot.. i dont see how people do it. in the winter it's not too cold and you dont have to blare the heat. Have respect for other people in your home also.. if u r cold then get a BLANKET

A/C Temp

During the day I keep at 80 During the night I keep at 81
—Guest DuoDynamico

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