r/mildlyinfuriating 14d ago Facepalm 1

The temperature at which my mom keeps the house

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u/Rolling_Beardo 14d ago

That is how we kept our house before our son was born. Heating your house in winter is fucking expensive.

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u/dread_pilot_roberts 13d ago

60f is unacceptable!

Unless I'm paying the bills. Shit's expensive. 60f is fine. Put on your sweater.

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u/Pizzahunter31 13d ago

56 winter, 80 summer. Living in a poorly insulated manufactured home is expensive in the desert.

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u/StupidMario64 13d ago

20f winter, 95 summer, i live in a brick building in a small town in New York and i swear to GOD it turns into an oven during a 115° heat wave

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u/bprd-rookie 13d ago

I'll chime in as a fellow New York state-r and confirm.

Central air isn't a thing up here. And heating is highly dependent on a huge number of factors. It's nuts.

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u/Ammonia13 13d ago

If you rent- it’s supposed to be at least 65 otherwise the “lord of land” must replace heaters and or windows/insulation and has to pay for or reimburse for a warm hotel till they do so. If you don’t rent there are grants available and HEAP will help too

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u/superness2 13d ago

That's to hot buds its seems like the heat on the desert

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u/iluniuhai 13d ago edited 13d ago

I can't stand the heat coming on when I'm sleeping, it's noisy and gives me a headache. But my house is like 20% insulated (two external walls and not the floor), so it gets cold AF at night, just like I like it. I had a room mate move in who was pretty non confrontational and we never discussed the heat, I just turned it off at night. One day I got up in the morning and went to turn it on and she was standing in front of it staring at the temp reading, then slowly turned to me and screamed "FORTY SEVEN DEGREES IS TOO FUCKING COLD THIS IS NOT OK WE LIVE IN AMERICA I'M MOVING OUT IF WE DON'T HEAT THIS GODDAMN HOUSE AT NIGHT."

ETA: I'm not a monster, I just love to sleep in the cold and didn't realize she had a problem until she exploded. I bought her a $300 space heater for her room and set the furnace to turn on (to 74) at 5:30am every day so the house would be warm when she got up.

And yes, thank you for worrying about me, I have carbon monoxide detectors and they are functioning.

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u/Raichu7 13d ago

If you get a headache every time you turn your heating on you need to get a tech out to check your boiler. It’s probably leaking gas.

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u/Icy_Today9061 14d ago

The plastic is still on the screen

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u/Practical-Stuff- 14d ago

My in-laws do this and it drives me insane. The worst one is they leave the plastic from the store on their pillows and just put the whole fucking thing inside a pillow case.

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u/dirty_shoe_rack 14d ago

... The fuck?

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u/Practical-Stuff- 14d ago

My thoughts exactly! And these are like $5 pillows, absolutely nothing special. I had to go buy my own pillow so I could sleep.

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u/dirty_shoe_rack 14d ago

God knows how many disgusting, dirty hands and surfaces have touched that plastic and they put their face on it? Even if they clean the plastic, how do you sleep with the constant swoosh-crunch in your ears??

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u/Practical-Stuff- 14d ago

I mean, they put a pillow case over it, but the swoosh-crunch is very much still there and infuriating! The worst part is they consider themselves to be fairly well off and make sure that you know it… if you have so much money, why not actually use your shit as intended.

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u/fma0716 14d ago

It drives my husband crazy, but anything textile or cloth majority we buy has to be washed before use, even shoes, I worked retail for 10 years and I have seen what people do to things in stores and I want none of it in my house

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u/zachsmthsn 14d ago

That seems absolutely reasonable. Why would that bother your husband?

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u/NatakuNox 14d ago

They might be serial killers. That's the only logical answer.

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u/noodlegoose 13d ago

I went over to my mom's place a few weeks ago and my brother pointed out that the extremly visible plastic was still on tv screen. We took it off and mom said that someone told her to keep it on because the tv will work longer? She believes a lot of nonsense.

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u/Big_Meech_23 13d ago

My friends and I were talking about this the other day. We are mid 30’s educated and somewhat intelligent people, yet our parents value advice from Facebook and fellow boomers over us. I’ll tell my mother something I’m 100% sure I’m right about and she will say “well Diane at work told me…..”

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u/gman1647 13d ago

Are we siblings? I have the same parents ( dad at least). He'd listen to whatever he heard on TV over me even when discussing a subject that I have an advanced degree in.

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u/Crunchy_Leaves_Slap 13d ago

We all have the same parents 🙃🙃🙃

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u/nikywiky 13d ago

Is your parent was Filipino ? Cause my grandmother was a Filipino and when she brought something like a brand new ACU she don't want to remove plastic even though the remote she don't want to fill it

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u/isthisregrettable 13d ago

My step mom forced me to keep the plastic on my cheap foam mattress when I was a teenager! I never could understand the point.

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u/TheBigChungus1980 14d ago All-Seeing Upvote

That's what's really mildly infuriating

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u/Actiaeon 14d ago

I want to peel it so bad...

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u/gatorbeetle 14d ago

SAME...I came here to say that myself!!!

We were deploying 500+ new phones at work last month, I got to peel the plastic on several hundred. Some users actually complained they didn't get to peel it themselves...others would have just left it...

Three kinds of people I guess.

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u/thawed_froyo 14d ago

Some users actually complained they didn’t get to peel it themselves

You’re a monster for denying them this pleasure!

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u/gatorbeetle 14d ago

I know this now and deeply regret my actions

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u/ghandi3737 14d ago

No you don't, you enjoyed every second of peeling.

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u/VoidQueenK423 14d ago

Don't act surprised, you know you like it, you whore

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u/whatifionlydo1 why did we keep this dead pen?!? 14d ago

See a man beheaded, get offended, see a shrink

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u/Infamous-Poem-4980 14d ago

But you can't trust them to actually do it. I don't know how many times i have come upon equipment that has been installed for a long time with film still lurking on the screen. Blasphemy!

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u/OG_Dookie 14d ago

But but but.... it protects the product!

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u/Professional-Sky8239 14d ago

Those things only protect from superficial scratches. The films are uglier than the scratches. Leaving it on doesn't let you enjoy it scratch free and shiny at all.

And in the case of phones, it has to come off so you can put a proper screen protector on.

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u/OG_Dookie 14d ago

The funny thing, these units rarely see scratches in their lifetime just due to placement, protector or not. They aren't touch screen so there is no real reason to run your finger over it either.

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u/Professional-Sky8239 14d ago

You mean the thermostat? You're right, which makes this even more ridiculous.

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u/Frozen_Whole 14d ago

You gotta savor the peelies

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u/Fit-Finger-6278 14d ago

Mmmm peeling is so satisfying

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u/rabbitfuzzle 14d ago

I’d have to agree though I do keep my house at 64°. That’s my happy place.

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u/Gypsy_Queen13 14d ago

Me too. I just threw my phone it’s so infuriating.

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u/FriendlySlytherin 14d ago

Nice! Now you can peel off the plastic of your new one!

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u/Lumn8tion 14d ago

Win/Win

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u/Wjyndigo 14d ago

Me too! It was literally the first thing my eyes zoned in on.

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u/gent861 14d ago

In case she wants to return it

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u/dewayneestes 14d ago

My in-laws take OBSESSIVE care of everything they own. My wife literally grew up shellshocked from the amount of times her parents would fly off the handle over the smallest spill or scratch or imperfection. Her dad owned a Porsche that he drove 20,000 miles in 15 years. Then bought another one and when he died 20 years later it had under 20,000 miles on it.

I studied industrial design in school and I came away from that discipline with a very clear notion that things WANT to get used. They don’t want to sit on a shelf and be coddled with diaper cloth, they want to fulfill their purpose in life, get ridden hard, and be left with a few scars to tell the story.

Things are made to be used.

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u/OhNoWTFlol 14d ago

Can confirm; sitting is bad for things. Won't buy a boat or car that's been sitting, no matter the condition because it will surely have bad fuel, bad lubricants, mold, rodent damage, dry rotted tires and belts+rusty brakes (on the trailer, in case of boat). Sitting=bad.

Things are made to be used.

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u/dewayneestes 14d ago

Porsches are notoriously bad for this. I finally convinced her to give the car to my brother in law. Those things hate to sit.

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u/across-the-board 14d ago

And BMWs. My old boss bought two BMW 540 sedans with a V8 and gave one to his brother. His brother only drove it about once every three months. His engine didn’t last even 2,500 miles before seizing. The dealer said there’s seals and other work that has to be done every two years or more often. My boss put almost 75k on his before he had the first problem. That was a crankshaft seal they could never get completely fixed so he had to deal with ruining his driveway and constantly putting more oil in it. BMW could never get it fixed.

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u/Cream-Radiant 14d ago

This doesn't say to me that BMWs need to be driven, it sounds like two good reasons never to buy a BMW

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u/Supra1JZed 14d ago

It doesn't matter what the car is. Sitting or severely limited use will destroy critical components.

Cars need balance. It needs to be flogged hard frequently but not everywhere it goes. Some sitting is great for longevity but not all the time. "Flogging a day keeps the carbon away!"

Today's direct injection NEEDS full throttle pulls frequently. Even still, periodic decarb treatment is still a good idea.

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u/Nuallaena 14d ago

Shit if the vehicle is rural you get rats/mice damage easily within a few months! Mice LOVE firewall and engine insulation as well as wire harnesses!

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u/Taintly_Manspread 14d ago

Am I ... am I made to be used??

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u/dewayneestes 14d ago

I know I am.

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u/Taintly_Manspread 14d ago

Yeah, if I am, that explains a lot.

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u/No_Faithlessness1532 14d ago

George Nakashima said his furniture looked better after it was Kevinized. His son’s name is Kevin.

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u/JustaPlumbGuy 14d ago Take My Energy

My wife’s grandfather was 1/7 of Nakashima’s original furniture makers. I have a few customers with original pieces that they keep in pristine condition that I can’t help but wonder if he made them. The few pieces that we’ve inherited are most likely worth more than our house but have the love (scratches, knicks, dents,) that most don’t.

As I sit typing this from a chair he made 😂

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u/recursion0112358 14d ago

this is why decorative towels annoy me so much. it's a towel, its entire purpose is to dry stuff.

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u/DrMonkeyLove 14d ago

Same with decorative pillows. Their sole purpose seems to be to get thrown across the room when I actually want to go to bed.

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u/artificialavocado 14d ago

I don’t understand the point of buying a Porsche just to keep it sitting in the garage to look at.

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u/National_Lab5987 14d ago

It is DESIGNED for driving it like a lunatic they want you to drive it at and past all its limits.

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u/X_CodeMan_X 14d ago

The thermostat is using it as a blanket

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u/not_your_bartender 14d ago

my dad does this too - i asked him about it straight up and he just said idk.

like what is the thought process?!?

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u/Canofsad 14d ago

Some like it cold.

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u/WackyArmInflatable 14d ago Take My Energy

Some like it hot, and some sweat when the heat is on.

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u/Canofsad 14d ago

Atleast with the cold you can grab some extra fabric to keep warm, with the heat. It’s remove clothes and if it’s still not enough, suffer.

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u/jiminywasntframed 14d ago

You can only remove so many clothes before it becomes illegal

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u/gardenZepp 14d ago

Thank you! I'm always hot, and people don't seem to understand that they can put more clothing on, but I'll be arrested (or at the very least scar people for life) if I take any more articles of clothing off.

And even when I am naked, I'm still warm. I'm not about to peel my skin off.

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u/CaffeineNCanna 14d ago

Some feel the heat and decide that they can't go on.

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u/unrepentant_serpent 14d ago

FEEEEEEEL THE HEAT

PUSHING YOU TO DECIDE!

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u/EC_CO 14d ago

The thought process is that after the plastic gets scratched up you can remove it and it looks brand new again. It's as simple as that

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u/Crimkam 14d ago

I once didn't realize I had the plastic on my microwave buttons for like 3 years (it was much thinner than in OP's pic, and didn't hang off any of the edges) The buttons were bubbling up and looked like shit and then I realized what I had done. Peeling it off to some brand new buttons underneath is a treasured memory I will take to my grave.

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u/theflyinglime 14d ago

Holy crap THAT'S what's happening to my microwave, I've had it for 7 years and thought that was just wear and tear. New buttons!!

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u/chefybpoodling 14d ago

Did the same with a fridge. I had the 5 year warranty so called the repair man about “fixing the display screen”. He laughed at me and peeled the plastic. I felt like dip.

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u/AdorableBobcat69 14d ago

I went to my friend's house and she was complaining about her microwave screen/buttons falling apart like that and needing a new one. I still remember her face 🤯 when I pulled off the protective film , priceless.

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u/wiener4hir3 14d ago

Except that dust gets underneath it the moment it's not completely tight anymore, ironically leading to more scratches.

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u/farmallnoobies 14d ago

Except those same people keep it on there until it's basically disintegrated, and whatever it is protecting breaks before they can remove the sticker.

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u/Ocel0tte 14d ago

My mom thought leaving the film on kept stuff looking new. I pretty much existed to peel films off and upset her, and turn the thermostat up to 65 in an attempt to feel my nose again.

When she got older and had her own place it was always like 75 when I'd visit, so now I just think she was trying to stun me like an energetic pet bug. "This kid never stops, maybe if she's frozen I can have a minute of peace?"

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u/mary_emeritus 14d ago

A lot of older people have trouble regulating their body temperature. It’s why you read about people who usually live alone either dying of hypothermia or heat stroke in their house. Add that keeping the heat/ac off as much as possible is the only way some can afford their utility bills

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u/Ocel0tte 14d ago

I was just being funny in the last bit, she had all kinds of health issues and was super scrawny yeah.

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u/slanty_shanty 14d ago

I dont think enough people really recognize how crazy menopause is either.

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u/Girldad-80 14d ago

Saving money

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u/N3wpN3wp_Ryder 14d ago

That’s the perfect temp. 60-65 is usually what i sleep at. If it ever feels too cold I’ll take a hot shower and then everything is Gucci. If it’s hotter than 65 I have a hard time sleeping. I moved out of the hot valley which usually stays at 80 to Glendale where 70 is the norm during the day and 66 at night around this time.

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u/SpencerMagoo 14d ago

Low sleeping temp is recommeded for good sleep but I get it’s not for everyone for several reasons 💰

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u/pixiesunbelle 14d ago

My husband likes to keep the house cold and then he wonders why I exist underneath a blanket with my laptop lol

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u/Aurora_Borealis55 14d ago

My dad does this as often as he can. Keeps the plastic covering on EVERYTHING.

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u/Midwest_Dutch_Dude 14d ago

As an adult who went many years living paycheck to paycheck, I understand her.

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u/whorgans 14d ago edited 13d ago

I don’t live paycheck to paycheck but I get it. Heat is expensive. Recently oil was $5.85 per gallon which means a tank is about $1,000. For us, that lasts maybe 3 months between heat set at 62-63° and hot water. We aren’t broke by any means, but buying oil tanks more often than we have to hurts. That’s less money that can go towards other things.

ETA: this is Connecticut, USA. 700sq ft apartment. So it’s not even like we have a big space to heat!

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u/Anonymous_Zombie96 14d ago

This. I’m in the same boat. Just paid nearly $600 for not even 157 gallons. It’s a 300 gallon tank. We’re going fucking broke so we don’t freeze to death. What a damn life. Outrageous.

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u/juan110011 14d ago

Im in this exact same situation. I set the heat to 62 and bought two space heaters. Electric bill went up a bit but its still cheaper than oil.

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u/Anonymous_Zombie96 14d ago

Electric went up this past year, so my monthly bills are nearly double from what they used to be. I’m tempted to get space heaters, but everything is so damn expensive. Never feels like it matters.

Electric used to be like $70-$80. Now, it’s $130+. Thanks, Eversource lmao

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u/EighteenAndAmused 14d ago

Depending on where you live. A heat pump would be cheaper than electric heat.

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u/No_Letterhead_9770 14d ago

When I saw it my first thought was, “wow, it must be expensive to keep it so cool! Isn’t she freezing anyway?”

Then I realised this is in a cold place… where 61 is warmer than outside

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u/LaVacaMariposa 14d ago

Ohhhhhhhhh. I thought they must be super loaded if they can keep the A/C so low.

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u/-UselessUterus- 14d ago

Floridian here, that was my first thought too. This would cost me a fortune lol

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u/dixpackasixie 14d ago

As a woman going through menopause, I thought I understood her from a whole other perspective lol

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u/SteveFrench12 13d ago

As a man who always runs hot, I wanna live with OPs mom. My fiance and I split the difference at 66/67 degrees but I would rather it be 60 with blankets and robes.

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u/Amelaclya1 14d ago

Oh that makes more sense. It's hot as balls where I am so I was thinking she had the AC this low and OP was complaining about the electric waste.

Honestly, 61 is a bit chilly when you're just sitting around, but it's perfectly comfortable if you just put a sweater on.

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u/aceless0n 14d ago

Did a month keeping mine at 72, gas bill was close to 300. That’s why she’s doing that.

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u/ThisTookToMuchEffort 14d ago

Bruh I was confused as to why anyone would waste money on AC by keeping the temperature unnecessarily low. Then it clicked they're heating the house, not cooling it.

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u/rayliz1998 14d ago

Yeah same. I'm from a warm climate so I was like, damn they must be rich if they can afford that electric bill!

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u/Major_Tom_01010 14d ago

I could see it being a problem if you didn't have a heat/cool switch for spring and fall. We have big windows so often I use the sun and the fan setting to heat the house in the afternoon.

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u/gabe840 14d ago

Yeah as a Florida Man, I saw this and thought Wow that’s a $500 electric bill

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u/WheelMan34 14d ago

I can promise you, there’s isn’t much of a heating feeling in that house lol

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u/horalol 14d ago

If it’s -12 outside 16 is pretty nice

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u/Leto2AndTheCrew 14d ago

For real, some days I have to wear sweat pants and a hoodie to stay warm, maybe throw in a blanket. But one step outside and the temp is 60 degrees colder. 60 degrees inside is a cold necessity sometimes

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u/camerajack21 14d ago

Is that not normal? Can't really afford to heat our house in the UK at the moment but we were stingy with heating anyway. Normal winter homewear for me is PJ trousers, t-shirt, hoodie, dressing gown, thick socks, and slippers. Maybe a blanket as well if it gets really cold.

Only rich people can afford to waltz around in a t-shirt and shorts inside in the winter.

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u/Leto2AndTheCrew 14d ago

It is normal in colder areas which is why this post is odd. If you live near the equator then 60 might seem unreasonably cold. If you live somewhere that hits negative numbers on the regular, 60 degrees inside is a fact of life.

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u/sendabussypic 14d ago

Too high, go put some clothes on. We're not made of money

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u/imasperplexedasyou 14d ago

My house is at 64 during the winter, it's fine, and I live in a cold place

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u/gruntsandpoints 14d ago

It says 61 degrees my guy. Anything below that and you're walking into a warm house.

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u/Kujo17 14d ago

Yup or due to electric bill even if not gas

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u/kdawson602 14d ago

Damn kids complaining about being cold when I’m the one paying the heating bill.

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u/zombienugget 14d ago

Right? Put on a sweater ya whippersnappers

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u/kdawson602 14d ago Gold

Back in my day we keep the heat at 50 and and we were damn thankful for it too. All we ate during the winter was ice /s

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u/cMdM89 14d ago

exactly! when the cost for a month goes from $80 to $300 you adjust to being not toasty!

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u/SoundscapeSyndicate 14d ago

I am perfectly comfortable cosying up with extra layers and a blanket for TV or on my PC, but it really sucks for other things like when you're getting changed or wash your hands or have anything that involves moving about the place - the colder environment really saps your morale.

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u/the_freshest_scone 14d ago

Or it's just comfortable to her. Before I had pets that would be harmed by low temperature I'd keep my place at 62° because that's my ideal

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u/zzid2d21 14d ago

I’m just the opposite! I swear I’m part reptile as I wear wool socks all year. But then got malamutes, who think anything above 32F is sweltering. The thermostat is set to 60F and I wear a sweater.

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u/Binsky89 14d ago

My wife is the same way. She'll be in a jacket when it's like 76F out. I don't put on a jacket until it gets into the 50s.

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u/NotPortlyPenguin 14d ago

This. Kids living at home and not paying the gas bill don’t get to decide the temperature. You want the house warmer, you pay the bill. And holy crap do I now sound like my father.

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u/Omphaloskeptique 14d ago

Let me guess, she’s paying the bill.

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u/imasperplexedasyou 14d ago

I mean if OP wants to pony up I'd say crank it

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u/dese1ect 14d ago

Yep in the summer I like the house a bit cooler and offered my roommate who splits bills with me to pay the difference to keep it cooler. Worked out well.

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u/President_Starscream 14d ago

Icy no problem here.

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u/BumperBabyAngel 14d ago

OP needs to chill

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u/EndOfSouls 14d ago

Just give them time to cool off.

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u/Longjumping-Pie-5384 14d ago

I think it depends where you are for that to be annoying

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u/Clocktopu5 14d ago

Alaskan wondering what the problem is… 61 is great

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u/_Futureghost_ 14d ago

Lol same. Michigander here. I have mine set at 60 lol. It's 20 outside. 60 is perfect.

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u/ZebraUnion 14d ago

South Dakotan here, my home’s currently 63°f/17°c and I’m laying here in a T shirt with the windows cracked open. Anything over 65°f/18°c during winter is uncomfortably warm.

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u/BigBlueDane 14d ago

Yup. Live in New England. My therm has been 65 all winter. 61 is really not that unheard of.

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u/BartholomewVonTurds 14d ago

With the cost of heating I approve of it.

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u/GuerrillaZer0 14d ago Silver Gold

Put on some sweats. These bills are real.

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u/go2001 14d ago

For real. With the God damn price of oil I also keep my house at 60. Bundle up and shut up unless you're chipping in on the bills

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u/Azerti42 14d ago Silver Helpful Got the W

16° Celsius for the rest of the world.

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u/llllllIllllIlI 14d ago

Thank you.

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u/Fantasneeze 14d ago edited 14d ago

Is this not…normal? I always keep my place around this temp, and it’s nice.

Edit: 14-16 is usually where I keep it for winter, 16 for the colder spring and autumn days that require a heater. I only have a gas heater, no AC, so summer time it’s just windows open trying to get a cross breeze.

I don’t like having my place too hot in winter, or drastically different than outdoors the rest of the year. IDK I feel like it helps me adjust to the outdoor temp better, and my mom always used to keep the house at like 28-30 in the winter and 12-16 in summer and I hated it.

Edit 2: I’d say the typical summer high where I live is 28-32, and winter low -10ish, though most of the time it’s around a -6 to -2 during the day.

I’m the kinda person that wears short sleeves all but a couple months of the year. And prefer being a bit cold in general. I do have a heated table (kotatsu) which I like to use during the winter months to keep my bottom half warm. But I like ambient temps to be chilly.

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u/GarySteinfieldd 14d ago edited 14d ago

68°f (20°c) seems popular

Edit: great clip from curb your enthusiasm about thermostats https://youtu.be/_snOFvMX718

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u/Interesting-Depth-81 14d ago

I think we average around 70 year round

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u/apri08101989 14d ago

Yea I keep it 70 all year, but I wouldn't side eye anyone keeping it at 68

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u/Ok_Video6434 14d ago

Meanwhile my grandparents keep it at 74 year round :'). Sweating in the middle of winter because my room was like 80+ degrees with my computer in it.

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u/Glitter_puke 14d ago

As my parents age the thermostat has been creeping up year by year. Growing up we were a "heat isn't going over 65, throw on another layer" house. Nowadays when I visit them the house is stiflingly hot.

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u/AromaticIce9 14d ago

My parents have grown to about 76° and I'm about to start walking around nude

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u/Iirkola 14d ago

Yeah, same. 15-20 C, anything higher is uncomfortable.

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u/Dangerous_Affect_861 14d ago

I would rather say, uncomfortably expensive

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u/Iirkola 14d ago

True, I recently started helping the family with the bills, and now I get why my dad was grumpy all the time.

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u/mittenknittin 14d ago

There’s a big difference between 15 and 20C

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u/NicInNS 14d ago

I keep mine at 19°C

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u/drive-through 14d ago

Have you even seen what energy costs look like this winter? Dress warmer — it’s basically free to do that

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u/ComeOnCharleee 14d ago

Looks perfect. What's the problem?

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u/thestonernextdoor88 14d ago

I keep my house at 66F. Can't afford to go higher.

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u/yumyum_sauce69 14d ago

64 is my magic number for some reason

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u/lvl1developer 14d ago edited 13d ago

Brotha if your mom is going thru menopause like most moms she probably needs it to be that cold so she can comfortably sleep

It isn’t always about money

Edit: You guys need chili pads

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u/Much-Scar2821 14d ago

This. I went through 10 years of perimenopause. I live in the NE US. I was sweating in the snow while wearing shorts and a tank top. Mess with the thermostat at risk of life and limb, Dude.

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u/Practical_Cobbler165 RED, indeed peeved 14d ago

Exactly. Touch that thermostat at your own fucking risk. After 12 years of hot flashes, I am not negotiating temperature.

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u/Prestigious_Company9 14d ago

I’m in menopause. It can be 40 degrees outside and I a window open in my room and possibly the AC on. Everyone else can get a heating blanket lol.

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u/PocketSizedSheHulk 14d ago

Thyroid problems can affect this as well. Hypo = cold sensitivity and Hyper = heat sensitivity. I’m always cold and my brother is always on fire. I did go through premenopause/perimenopause when I was 25 (pcos/endo related), which was hell, and felt like I always had a fever (chills, on fire, repeat).

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u/Fattydog 14d ago

Laughs in UK.

Our bill for the past two months was £1300. Our energy bills are more than double what they were last year. Since that bill we don’t have the heating on unless it’s really cold… we just wear a lot of layers.

We’re lucky in some ways because we are quite old and were both brought up in houses without central heating, so it’s just like going back to our childhoods. Not good or desirable but I’m just not paying energy companies any more than I absolutely have to on principle.

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u/Unusualthinktank 14d ago edited 14d ago

Wait wtf. I just got my bill it's $133 canadian...... 1300?! Oh my god, I couldn't imagine that plus a mortgage... (Ontario) Edit : I keep my thermo at about 68-71 Fahrenheit in the winter. I live alone and prefer it on the cooler side.

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u/widieiei28e88fifk 14d ago

Mind you, £1300 is 2170 CAD.

Yeah, electricity prices have been insane in Europe.

Sweden has no energy crisis, but everyone in EU has to share grids, so because of other nations being too reliant on Russian gas, we Swedes (who use 0 gas) have to take the hit too.

Half of my country's inflation could've been avoided, electricity bills cut in 5. Left me a bit bitter tbh.

Fuck Putin.

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u/ditch217 14d ago

iirc energy prices in the UK have shot up 400%+. Mate I’m fucking perishing this winter haha

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u/MHPvZAuRCoD 14d ago

I like 68 but my mom is more of a 72 with a sweatshirt and blanket 😂

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u/lechatsage 14d ago

Welcome to the club. We’ve lived for over the past six years in a house with tall ceilings and open floor plan - very hard to heat, and VERY expensive. We keep it at around 62°, I think. I KEEP THINKING I’ll get used to it, but in fact, right now I am fully clad and have over my underwear, thermals, trousers and a t-shirt, a lovely (ugly) hooded down-to-the-ankles velour, a warming blanket on my knees, and a shawl over my shoulders. We can’t possibly spend enough to keep this house at a comfortable temperature, either winter or summer, and still eat well - and we do like to eat.

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u/wowImlate 14d ago

My apartment has high ceilings and an open floor plan as well so I feel your pain. And I don’t like using the central heat in general since it warms one part of the house more than it does the other part. So during the day I just don’t use the heat and bundle up, and in the evening I have a space heater that looks like a fireplace that I can sit in front of and feel cozy.

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u/hash303 14d ago

I see nothing wrong with this

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u/freedfg 14d ago

I mean......me too?

It's warm enough to not be miserable and if you're chilly hears a blanket.

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u/DADtheMaggot 14d ago

What sound does it make?

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u/Mannaleemer 14d ago edited 14d ago

You'll understand once you start paying the energy bill. I keep my house at 62 during the day and 58 at night.

Edit: yes, I like it cooler at night. I sleep comfortably at 58 no issue

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u/ArousedTofu 14d ago

Totally agree. Here (the UK) energy is so incredibly expensive and we are not turning the heat on unless we absolutely have to. We got layers on and are plenty comfortable.

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u/No-Diamond-5097 14d ago Gold

I'm an adult who pays their own bills. Being comfortable is worth a few extra bucks to me.

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u/Kmann20 14d ago

At 19 I got this trailer for my brother and I to move into, electric bill until winter was between 200-300. We have gaming pc's, we didn't mind. Fast forward to January when the December bill comes out, $550. And I was working a lot of overtime so I wasn't home. Come to find out our house heater was on 75. Yeah that went down to 60 real quick. That's where I like it during winter, makes it easier to adjust to outside temp. Adulting is hard.

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u/Bromm18 14d ago

Old apartment with steam radiators which get up to 230°F. I don't pay for heating but the radiator is so old it's rusted fully open. I just keep my windows open to moderate the temp. Even when -40°F outside, the window is still cracked open. Constant fresh circulating air and lower running temp for the PC.

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u/No-Diamond-5097 14d ago

Oh yeah. My first apartment had radiators. In the winter, the temp ranged anywhere from 50 degrees to "I'm standing on the sun with a blow torch up my ass"

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u/Bromm18 14d ago

Not fun when you just wake up. Go to bathroom and bump knee into the radiator while on the toilet. It certainly jolts you wide awake.

They come on randomly in the fall and spring. I have a recliner parallel and a few feet back from the living room radiator. Woken up from an unintended nap with feet on the radiator and my heels burning a few times.

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u/EssieVB 14d ago

Not sure where you are from, but in my country nowadays ‘being comfortable’ is not a few extra bucks. More like half a months salary.

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u/Debinthedez 14d ago

Everyone has different comfort levels though. I like lower sixties and I live in the hi desert, we sometimes get snow. Then I raise it to 65.

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u/Snoo71538 14d ago

If you have a few extra bucks, and if it is only a few extra bucks. My heat rates doubled this year, so it’s more than a few bucks.

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u/waltbacker 14d ago

Some of y’all are COLD hearted

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u/23x3 14d ago

Nah this is where I sleep. Put my meat sack in the freezer while I sleep.

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u/Gameofthroneschic 14d ago

Put a jacket on if you’re cold lmfao

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u/KindlyBrain6109 14d ago

Put on a hoodie, or start paying the heating bill ya weakling.

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u/Da-Stan 14d ago

“Pay the bill you filthy casual”

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u/tossmeawayimdone 14d ago

I have the opposite problem. I used to keep the house at 69° during the day, 65° at night. Now we have an elderly relative living with us who is always cold, and he keeps the thermostat at the min of 78° at all times and still complains he is cold lol

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u/Arafel_Electronics 14d ago

that's my grandmother. when we stay with her it's like i'm staying in the friggin sahara

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u/Stonekilled 14d ago

I keep mine between 70 and 73 in the winter. That said, I’m an adult that pays for this, so it’s my prerogative to keep the heat up if I choose.

I’m personally ok with paying for comfort. When you’re paying the bills, you can make that choice too.

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u/yumyum_sauce69 14d ago

I’d be constantly drenched in sweat at 73 lol

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u/ksknksk 14d ago

You can always warm up easier than you can cool down.

Put on a comfy sweatshirt, use a fluffy blanket, etc. I love a nice cold room when I can get all comfy and warm

Also it’s expensive as fuck

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u/aih8u 14d ago

No big deal but that plastic on the screen 😭

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u/andytagonist 14d ago

Put on a sweater, cupcake

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u/Xboxgamer147 14d ago

Seems fine to me?

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u/Red126vsBlue514 14d ago

Good, cold is vastly superior to warm. You can always put more layers on, you can only take so many off

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u/BriefAmbition3276 14d ago

Having previously worked with allergists, I can say that all of them have suggested lowering your homes’ temperature as it is more beneficial to your respiratory health. Also doesn’t hurt to save a buck or two.

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u/BerlyH208 14d ago

Get a job and start paying your mom’s heating bill, then you can control it.

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u/sideofirish 14d ago

This is totally normal at my house. I open the windows once it’s over 55 outside. Lol

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u/JoeiiJames 14d ago

My mom keeps the house at 80 throughout the year. Wanna trade?

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