Because I’m a Floridian now, I’ll set the heat to 70 when I need to get up out of bed. During the day I’ll leave it in the 60s. It doesn’t cost much to run the heater because it’s not ever that cold here.
I have a fake fireplace tv stand if I want to leave the heat off and air out the house without freezing while in my living room.
Doesn’t it cost more to heat everything back up during the day if you drop the temp at night?
I leave it at anywhere between 64 and 68 depending on the outside temperature. I basically gage by how long the interval is between running times.
Vast majority of the time when the heat is on, we set it at 68. We have an electric fireplace in our living room that we’ll use occasionally, but the Mrs. makes quilts as a hobby, so there’s usually one of 10-15 quilts laying around if one gets a bit of a chill.
Downstairs unit doesn’t run in the winter unless we forget to fill the pellet stove. Upstairs unit set at 68 because the youngest refuses to use a blanket. Before kids, we didn’t run the upstairs unit at all.
My dad used to keep the house at 65 in mi winters and refused to let me have a space heater when I was in my early 20’s and still living at home. Burrr. Now I’m in my own apartment bottom floor which is half under ground. So in winter it’s usually 68-70 depending on how cold outside. Summer is around 74-77. Bedroom is way colder than living room, heat doesn’t distribute the same.