From the article: Electronic Programmable Thermostats
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?
Dont really need it
- Winter heat is 68 and summer is 75, when no one else is home I shut it off totally any time of year.
- —Guest azdeserthog
ATL. A normal temp
- Winter 74 depending on the month.. Summer 72.. We have a 25 yr old house bad installation a garage, crale space.. Bill average $250-300 summer hot month.. $150-200 winter
- —Guest Q404
- 67 degrees average temperature in house during winter 74 in summer
- —Guest Judy
Not hot, not cold
- winter:66 day 58 night, summer:80 day 70 night. By the way not very warm record 104 average 75.
- —Guest Logan
- I live in Calgary, Canada and like my house on the cooler side but my family likes it above 20 degrees all the time.
- —Guest 18 degrees celius
- We keep our home at 80 during the day when we are home. When we leave for a few hours it's at 84. At night we put the master bedroom to 77 and the rest of the house at 84. We save big money and get to sleep comfortably. It's a win win situation.
- —Guest Caroline
- My mother refuses to put up the temperature above 59 in the coldest days of winter. She claims it saves money (which it does), but I don't think freezing in the house with my neck covered in scarves and wearing a winter jacket every day is worth it.
- —Guest LVTMR
Central Phoenix, Arizona, Resident
- I set my A/C at 78 in summer when I'm not home, cool down to 73 on a timer for when I will be home and on weekends. However, because I have an older, badly insulated house, 73 by the thermostat can mean up to 84 in certain rooms until late at night when it all catches up. My July/August electricity bills (as of 2012) are usually just below $300 for a 1450 sqft house. Worth it to me. I don't do well above what I consider "room temperature". Many of my Arizona colleagues think I'm nuts setting it "that cold". They freeze below 80 F. Geez! In winter I turn off the heat over night, love sleeping under covers with 60s or even 50s in the room. Timer would heat to 74 for getting up and being home.
- —Guest Guest Martin
- Our home is in Arizona, and the outside summer temps are normally in the 100s, and can reach 115 or so. We usually keep the thermostat in the low 80s in the summer during the day, and around 77 at night. During winter months we rarely use the heat, and the house is typically around 70. A bit less at night. Heavenly!
- —Guest BuffaloBob
- I think it also depends for each individual, and ofcourse where you live. Some people feel comfy with 25C others are cooking in the same temperature. Personally I find about 23C comfortable when it's hot outside and the whole point of Air Conditioning is to make the temperature comfy cool in the hot summer days. If you want to save on your evergy bill, then turn off your AC completely and cook in your own home. Otherwise set it to nice and cool and pay for it, that's what it's for.
- —Guest Miodrag
How cool is your house?
- my house is very hot, its 82 inside and I have it on 76. not sure what to do ? should I pick up temp to 82? [From the About.com Guide: If you have the thermostat set to 76, and it is 82 inside, you probably need to have your A/C serviced.]
- —Guest lori martinez
- 72 year round. Have to be cool in this heat! I wouldn't live here if I had to be uncomfortable.
- —Guest Guestdtb
- Moved to Texas on the gulf I have it at 75 during the day and 70 at night. I'm use to colder temps
- —Guest Angela
- Summer: 78 6m-7am 84 during the day. Highest bill $245. Winter: 76 6m-7am, 68 during the day. Highest bill: $53. 1850 sft home.
- —Guest AMC
staying comfortable summer winter
- I have lived in Phx for 30 years but grew up in NY with 4 seasons, a lot of humidity & snow. My current house is a 1952 build, 1200 sq ft. I replaced all windows, doors, the AC, roof & insulation in the last 4-10 years. I planted shade trees & bushes strategically. I maintain in the winter 72- & 74, summer 77-80, ceiling fans in all rooms. My bill has been $85-$100/month on equalizer plan through APS. The improvements made all the difference in being comfortable year round! My neighbors bills are 2x mine because they haven't done the same, especially the windows.
- —Guest Guest Bobbie
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