Post # 1
Anyone else having thermostat wars? Whether with co-worker, roommate, husband or whoever!
My colleague and I are the only two in the office and she is ALWAYS COLD. It is 85 degrees outside and it’s super humid. The thermostat is ON HEAT SET ON 77!!!!!! Am I over reacting here?? I’M SWELTERING! But, I keep my mouth shut, and turn on my little fan… but it never fails — when she gets cold, she gets up, walks to the thermostat and says “I’m cold! Did you touch this?!” (I never ever touch it because I’m sick of her complaining… doesn’t stop her)
Post # 3
I’m always cold. I wear sweatshirts in summer. I hate shorts.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I’m always freezing but our thermostat doesn’t even work so I couldn’t change it if I wanted to. Some of my coworkers have space heaters – perhaps you should suggest that? 🙂
At home I just always have a blanky.
Post # 5
So, no real wars here. I’m in a high rise in Philadelphia, so I can’t really control the thermostat. But, I do have an illegal space heater under my desk :o) It’s always freezing in here, so I went out and bought one. I turn it off every time I leave my desk to be responsible, but it’s almost always on while I’m sitting here. It’s on now and it’s 80 in Philly!
Post # 6
i’m always cold, but i suck it up and keep the thermostat of our apartment low to save some energy (and money on heating bills!) my roommate however always turns it up cause she “can’t stand the cold” (it’s been set at 65 for crying out loud, it’s not like we’re forming icicles from the banisters). i told her to get a space heater. my biggest pet peeve though is that she leaves it on when she’s not at home all day and when she’s sleeping … I usually turn it down when i leave in the morning or before i go to bed, so we aren’t over heating an empty apartment (no pets or anything). I’ve come home from a work trip or long weekend away on more than one occasion however and found the apartment empty, but the heat on like 75 … and i just know it’s been left like that allllll the time i’ve been gone. and then she has the nerve to complain about how high the heating bills are those months!!
ETA: I second the recommendation of a space heater for her.
Post # 7
79 in my office. It is RIDICULOUS. I’m wearing jeans and a tank top. We have to get the facilities people involved and it is a huge pain.
Post # 8
Fiance and I have them at home and in the car. I’m always freezing and he’s always hot.
Post # 9
One of my coworkers is going through menopause, which mean she is always sweating. She bought us all space heaters for Christmas, so she can control the thermostat. It’s gone well so far.
Post # 10
@ribbons I also always have to have a blanket at home! My husband thinks I’m crazy for using a blanket when it’s 90 degrees outside.. But that’s what happens when he blasts the A/C at 68 degrees.
Post # 11
My fiance would leave the apt at 55 or 60 if he could. I am always freezing… I get cold (and stay cold) if I put ice in my drinks let alone with the AC on all the time. It doesn’t help that our dog is a cold weather dog – great pyrenees lots of fur and always hot.
My Fiance says they out number me so I just tease him and say I can never run around in lingerie or be naked for that matter if its always so cold haha
Post # 12
Haha the only war is the one I wage with myself. Fiance is pretty much fine whenever. If he’s hot he strips down to his tank top, if he’s gold he gets a blanket, he leaves the thermostat alone. I, on the other hand, keep changing my mind. I can’t find the RIGHT temperature (yet!)
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2010 - The Glen Manor House
We SERIOUSLY have temperature issues. I’m always cold, but he complains that I radiate gobs and gobs of heat, thus making him boiling hot. Can’t win!
Post # 14
My Fiance keeps the thermostat set at 78 degrees in the hot, humid, indiana summer and at 65 degrees in the winter, except the ac/heat doesn’t work well so my room is like 80 degrees in the summer and 55 degrees in the winter (yes, that’s correct), all for the money. I use heating blanket, quilts, and big down comforter in the winter. My ideal temperature is 70 degrees. I had an old roommate that loved humidity, her boyfriend and I had to beg her to turn on the a.c. when it was close to 100 degrees in our apartment, finally her boyfriend (now fiance) snapped and turned it on…I still can’t figure out people who love that! I mean, I have hypothyroidism and get cold easily but 100 degrees!
Post # 15
i’m usually always freezing at work! i think its set at 76 and i wear my northface jacket sometimes. then i get hot and take it off, then get cold again. i’m weird.
at home i love being cold when i go to sleep though! luckily Fiance is the same (well sort of). In the winter he puts the heat at, no joke, 90 degrees. its so hot, i can’t stand it. i usually open up the windows in January sometimes. ha!
Post # 16
That’s insane. I’m always cold, but I have a space heater under my desk and turn it on when I get too cold – you can’t feel it unless you’re sitting at my desk either. The people in my office keep the ac pretty low so it’s always freezing lol.