Saturday, January 22, 2011

Don't touch that thermostat!

Woke up at 3 a.m., chilly. I had to get out of bed to turn up the thermostat. It being dark out got me to thinking:
"They" suggest you keep your thermostat set at 68 degrees in winter and 78 degrees in summer.
Well, no matter how you look at this, somebody in the house is going to be upset for about half the year.
I'm a person who hates to be cold. I HATE it!
I lived in Denver for 25 years. Every winter I had the same thought- "why on Earth do I live here?" Every year.
Every summer I thought "Oh, yeah, THIS is why I live here." Hot, dry summers.
Back to the subject.
I am miserable in the winter with the thermostat at 68. I can layer but what happens with my hands? I can't walk around the house in gloves. I want to be comfortable.
Every year, I'm just marking time, paying way too much attention to the weather forecast on my laptop.
Summer? Aaah, summer! It can almost never get too hot for me.
However, here in the Deep South, we have humidity. I don't understand why, either. We're pretty far from the ocean. So confusing to me.
Anyway, so we have to use the air conditioner during the summer. And AC has an icky clammy feeling to me.
No problem keeping the AC at 78. As a matter of fact, I'm more comfortable with the AC at 80, and I will turn it on grudgingly because sweat is running down my husband's face. And I love him and want him to be happy.
The Battle of the Thermostat- do you wage this war in your home?

1 comment:

  1. Did i wage this war at my home? Yes, LOL. Rash liked it quite warm in the winter, and I liked it a bit cooler. Yet in the summer, he liked the AC on cooler than me.....go figure! : )