(Closed) Am I being unreasonable?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: What is your ideal temperature at home in the summer?
    85 : (3 votes)
    2 %
    80 : (23 votes)
    14 %
    75 : (87 votes)
    53 %
    70 or below : (51 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    11327 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    No I don’t think you’re being unreasonable at all. I wouldn’t live with someone who wouldn’t let me have the AC on!! It’s hard to say what we keep ours on (or what that means, i guess) because our house is multi-level and the downstairs area where we hang out is always much much cooler than upstairs. But, we usually keep our air between 77-79. Although I’d be kind of surprised if it is ACTUALLY 79 in here ever, it feels cooler than that to me (but maybe 79 on the top floor? I don’t know where the sensors are). Regardless though, if I am sweating when I’m just sitting around, it is TOO HOT. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yeah, I would just say compromise and have it off during the day but at least on when you’re trying to sleep. Your body actually needs to cool down in order to sleep and setting the temp to at least 80 shouldn’t kill your bill. 77 seems reasonable to me too. It shouldn’t be all or nothing.

    Post # 5
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    14302 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I slept just fine in our room when it was 85 (or upstairs AC broke).  Normally we set it to 76 to sleep upstairs, and downstairs is 78 all the time.  yeah, we’re cheap, but I like it warm.  I think its too cold under 73 unless i’m running around cleaning the house or something.

    Post # 6
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    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Oh you wouldn’t like it at our house. NO AC is allowed until it is over 90 and humid. In winter, the thermostat stays put at 54 degrees.

    Post # 8
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    14302 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Tatsinda:  wow, you’re good. 54 was just way too cold for us, we had to bump it up to 58  =D

    Post # 9
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    1132 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Our utilities are included in our apartment, so we just set it to whatever temp is comfortable. But, when I lived in a drafty old house in DC, we had to be more careful because the house didn’t retain heat or AC.

    Post # 10
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    not unreasonable at all. At night my fan is going and the air is down to 70. that puts my room temp at around 65. Itll be even colder once me and my FI move in together because we have a HUGE A/C that requires a smaller gauged wire in our bedroom out at our house and its trained toward the bed. That will be heaven

    Post # 12
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    11352 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am very temperature-sensitive, so I definitely can understand why you are bothered. I couldn’t vote in your poll, because my ideal temperature in the summer in my house is about 71 or 72 degrees. Seriously, when one of my stepchildren sets the temp to 73 — or when I’ve visited my friend who always liked to keep her house at 73, I start to feel hot.

    Since you’re living with roommates, I think you need to come to a consensus as to the temperature at which to have your living space during the day, and at night.  If both of your roommates are willing to suffer with the thermostat at 83 so that they don’t have to pay what they consider to be too-high utility bills, I don’t think it’s fair of you to insist that they have to pay for a cooler space. However, I also don’t think it’s fair for you to be unable to sleep.  Could you offer to pay a higher portion of the electric bill to compensate for turning down the temp at night during the rest of the summer?

    Post # 13
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    4327 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    You aren’t being unreasonable, but do you have thermal curtains to block out excess sun rays? That might help conserve temps inside.

    Post # 14
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We live in the UK and don’t have AC! lol. Our heat is set to 60 in the winter.

    I don’t think you’re being unreasonable, she is. There are three of you living there and you need to compromise.

    Post # 15
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    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Sorry If I missed this part, but can you just offer to pay “extra” for your prefered usage times and temps?

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