When do you turn your heat on?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: What do you do?
    When the highs are below 50 : (36 votes)
    16 %
    When the lows are below 50 : (20 votes)
    9 %
    If it's between 50-60 in the daytime, it doesn't matter how cold it is at night, it STAYS OFF. : (19 votes)
    8 %
    I don't turn it on until it snows : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I don't turn it on until November : (15 votes)
    7 %
    I don't turn it on until December : (4 votes)
    2 %
    I don't turn it on until January : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I don't turn it on PERIOD! (because I live somewhere warm) :) : (10 votes)
    4 %
    When the highs are below 60 : (16 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 4
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I turned ours on last weekend.  I couldn’t sleep at night because I was too cold.  It was getting up to 50 during the day, which is usually enough to warm up the house, but after several days of cold rain and no sun, there was no heat left!

    Post # 6
    8480 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve turned mine on a few times this past week

    I was cold at night under my blanket on the couch so I figured it was time.  It’s be in the 30s on some nights now so I generally will turn it on at night once the lows get down there.  I had it off during the day since the highs are still in the 50s or low 60s.

    Post # 7
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I turn it on when we’re cold… It snowed here last night so we had it on, but it was 70’s previously to that.


    Post # 8
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If it’s cold I turn it on. There is no set time. My FI has had the heat on in his house for a few weeks now. I haven’t had to touch the heat in my condo yet, even though I’m on the ground floor the radiant heat from the other suites seems to keep it warm.

    Post # 9
    1838 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    when it’s cold.

    Post # 10
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t pay attention to the highs, snow, or month. We turned it on once this weekend when our apartment was down to 63 in the middle of the afternoon so I guess that’s kind of our turning point? We turned it off after that one day but I’m sure it will be on again soon :/

    Post # 11
    1568 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @BellaDee:  Well my teeth were chattering as I was trying to sleep so I decided to pump that heat up at night and turn it off and open the blinds during the day


    Post # 12
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @BellaDee:  I turn it on when it’s cold in the house and I feel bad for leaving the animals at home all day without the heat on.  I have had it set at 62 for the last week or so.


    This was my cat when I first turned it on:

    Post # 13
    1568 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Waitingbee57:  I forgot to mention that, that method saves us about 80 bucks on our electric every month.

    Post # 14
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    If I am cold in the house there are two options. Option 1- Light a fire. Option 2- Turn on the heat. Notice how there is no option for staying cold? haha It was just 64 degrees in the house and I decided I was cold enough to turn on the heat. Hello, comfy 68. 🙂

    Post # 15
    11593 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We just bought our house, so we’ll see how well it keeps warm.  For the past three years, we lived in a very well-insulated apartment where we never once turned the heat on, and it stayed at a constant 70, even when it got to the teens and twenties outside!

    Post # 16
    4634 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We turn it on when we’re cold, but we have a small 1 bedroom condo. In your case, to save on heating (especially when the days are still warm-ish). I’d get a small space heater to use to keep the area you’re in warm, then turn on the heat late November.

    Also do you have curtains? We don’t and I find that the area near the windows is especially freezing. I would assume having curtains would buffer some of the cold.

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