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post #31 of 47
We keep it at 65 and lower at night and when we are gone. I feel bad for the kitties sometimes, but then I remember how many cats live out side just fine and ours are pampered! It's definitely cold in our house though. It has no insulation (100+ year old house) and we are renting it, so we aren't about to insulate it ourselves, I plan to be out of there this summer
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
Okay, so if it is 65 F during the day and 57 at night I might be cold, so i should tell hubby to turn up the heat! Thanks, everyone.
57 and night???? Your poor birdies!!!! Tell him you need to keep it up for them atleast!!!
post #33 of 47
I usually have it set around 68-69...but its been soooooo cold lately we have been keeping it around 72-74.
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by SarahArizona View Post
We keep it at about 68 both day and night. The problem is we have a lot of windows, especially downstairs, so it's cold downstairs but a furnace upstairs if we turn it up. If we ever buy a new house, we're getting separate thermostats for up and downstairs!
I would definitely get separate systems downstairs and upstairs if we buy another house. Told DH that if he wanted it so cold at night that he might as well sleep in the cold 4th bedroom downstairs. Come to think of it, without me it would be doubly cold down there.
post #35 of 47
We keep ours set @ 22 C, 21 at night.
post #36 of 47
I set mine for 68 degrees F during the day and turn it down to 66 degrees F at night. A couple of hours before I go to bed I turn it up to 70 degrees F. I probably play with the thermostat too much!
post #37 of 47
I try to keep it at 68F in the winter (when I'm home and awake). I sometimes jack it up to 72 to take off the chill. I'm always cold due to severe anemia, and my body temp is normally 97.3F, instead of 98.6F. I'd love to have it higher, but can't afford to very often. At night, I turn it down to 60F-66F.

I usually use the fireplace at night, when I'm awake, as I'm usually alone with the cats in one room. They LOVE it. Jasmine usually "complains" to me to get it going, around 7:30 PM. A subtle hint! (Pacing back and forth in front the of the fireplace, doing her hoarse, "I have a need you must address NOW" meow.) Sometimes, I light it, just to shut her up!

A kerosene heater really works well. When the heater died last winter, it was a life-saver. We bought a 23,000 BTU one, and put it in the kitchen; I swear it even helped heat the upstairs, too. And the kitties loved it as well--when they heard me rattling the thingy to fire it up, they all would run into the kitchen, and cluster around the heater! The poor things must've been freezing. Downside: we have white cabinets and appliances--it puts out lot of soot.
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
It's like -45 degrees Celcius here which is like -49 Farenheit. I have my heat turned off, but my apartment is registering 75 degrees and I'm sweating buckets! I have my fan on. Everyone below turns their heat on and it rises up to my apartment and roasts me out, and there isn't a thing I can do about except open my windows, which I usually do, but the wind's direction is such that it is coming right through the window and then it's too cold!
same here, I only turn mine on now when it is really really cold and there isn't enough warmth from the neighbours
post #39 of 47
It's usually pretty chilly in our house, summer and winter. We bundle up at home. We're right on the shore of the Pacific and there's always a cold wind blowing. We turn the furnace on now and then throughout the day 9 months out of the year, but we turn it off and don't keep it on the thermostat. We rarely turn it on at night.

I've wanted to turn the heater on many times during the summers here, but being from Texas, I just can't as a matter of principle.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by faith's_mom View Post
57 and night???? Your poor birdies!!!! Tell him you need to keep it up for them atleast!!!
I wouldn't worry about those temps with budgies, or 'tiels as long as they aren't in a draft.
The great flocks of escaped budgies and 'tiels survive just fine in some of the colder climates here in the states.

And I do not believe there is a huge difference in climate between the US and Australia, inland desert notwithstanding.
post #41 of 47
Our bedroom isnt part of the heating and air in the house, so its always cold in the fall/winter if its cold outside. It's usually about 55-60 if we dont turn our heater on - but we have to shut it off at night because we get wayyyy too hot leaving it on, and nose bleeds from the dryness. We use tons of blankets and a heated mattress pad to keep us warm as possible!!

I cant WAIT to have our house done!!
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
I wouldn't worry about those temps with budgies, or 'tiels as long as they aren't in a draft.
The great flocks of escaped budgies and 'tiels survive just fine in some of the colder climates here in the states.

And I do not believe there is a huge difference in climate between the US and Australia, inland desert notwithstanding.
No, the budgies aren't affected by the chill. If they were, they would not be able to survive in the Australian Outback dessert in the winter or even at night. I cover them with towels at night anyway.

So, my husband and son are internal combustion engines and don't get cold. My daughter and I get cold, but she is away at college. The cats have fur and the natural habitat of the birds includes cold nights. So, I am the only one cold here.

I am definitely not here.
post #43 of 47
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Oops! That would be desert, not dessert! My budgies are definitely not on the menu!
post #44 of 47
They wouldn't even make a mouthful anyway
Now my bird, maybe an appetizer, but for him I do keep a warm house as he's a South American species.
post #45 of 47
We don't have a thermostat...I live in a 100 year old three-flat and we have old fashioned steam radiators, so our options for heat are "on" and "off".

I know my parents and in-laws both keep theirs at 68. We call it "keeping the thermostat set at Al Gore".
post #46 of 47
Our insulation is pretty good. It gets a bit chilly downstairs, but we generally just put on extra layers and snuggle up together under a blanket. Upstairs is warmer, and we have flannelette sheets, a warm blanket and a good doona with a flannel cover, so it's nice and cozy without heating.
post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
We don't have a thermostat...I live in a 100 year old three-flat and we have old fashioned steam radiators, so our options for heat are "on" and "off".

I know my parents and in-laws both keep theirs at 68. We call it "keeping the thermostat set at Al Gore".
That's interesting that you don't have a thermostat...my house is 150+ yrs old and has radiators...DH took out the old dial thermostat and put in a pretty programmable digital one...too bad it's tied to the ancient monster boiler in the cellar
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