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    When do YOU turn on your heat?

    My roommates and I are arguing when we should turn on the heat. We're pretty split: Thanksgiving Break or once it gets below freezing for the low at night. I'm on the Thanksgiving Break end.

    Looking ahead to long term forecasts it looks as though the only bad day(s) will be Halloween weekend.

    When do you guys turn on your heat?


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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    Different situation completely...in college I would have sided with the OP. Have children at home now (one a 3 month old) so we turned the heat on last night...when the wife says we need to do it for the kids...how can I argue?



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    Whenever I feel chilly. I'm not going to be uncomfortable in my own house.



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    My roommates and I are arguing when we should turn on the heat. We're pretty split: Thanksgiving Break or once it gets below freezing for the low at night. I'm on the Thanksgiving Break end.

    Looking ahead to long term forecasts it looks as though the only bad day(s) will be Halloween weekend.

    When do you guys turn on your heat?
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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    When the lows start getting into the 30's. Probably going to be turning it off and on for a few weeks.



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    A week ago.


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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    You mean when does my wife turn on the heat? That would be a day or so ago. But she turns it on and off based on the temperature outside. She is cheap.



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    when the house gets cold. Sometimes that's early in the fall, sometimes later. However, with young children, we have a little less flexibility than college students.



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    For weeks like this we don't keep it on all the time. Turn it off at night, obviously when we're not home, but we'll kick it on in the morning and at night to take the chill out of the air.



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    The house was 52 degrees this morning.


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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    Different situation completely...in college I would have sided with the OP. Have children at home now (one a 3 month old) so we turned the heat on last night...when the wife says we need to do it for the kids...how can I argue?
    Left to my own devices I'd hold out and keep the thermostat on the low-side even when I did turn it on. But now with an easily cold wife and 18-month old child, I'm pretty much in the same boat as you.



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    We mainly change based on comfort, but our lease also requires us to keep it at least 60.





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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    My roommates and I are arguing when we should turn on the heat. We're pretty split: Thanksgiving Break or once it gets below freezing for the low at night. I'm on the Thanksgiving Break end.

    Looking ahead to long term forecasts it looks as though the only bad day(s) will be Halloween weekend.

    When do you guys turn on your heat?
    If it is getting below freezing at night you really should have your heat turned on so you don't have burst pipes. You don't have to have it turned on very high, just set it to like 60 degrees so you don't have to worry about your pipes freezing.

    To answer your question though, if it were up to me I'd never have the heat above the "don't let the pipes freeze" amount. But since I'm pretty sure my girlfriend doesn't have a circulatory system the heat comes on once it is regularly getting below the upper 60s in the house. It's a tradeoff though. She puts up with me cranking the AC in the summer.



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    The wife turned it on last night. We've have been able to maintain up until now, but I will admit the house was getting a bit too cold overnight and we finally had to break down and turn it on.



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    Re: When do YOU turn on your heat?

    Think the house got down to 60 last night, so we turned it on to 65.

    The temp outside doesn't affect this decision for me, only the inside. I only had to turn my heat on twice in a year the last apartment I lived in.



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