Post # 1
The thermostat. Fiance is about to drive me bonkers in the home and in the car, where he prefers a balmy, slightly humid 75 degrees. I would prefer the 70-72 range, and colder if that means running the air to conteract humidity and that “stuffy” feeling.
He is also concerned about conserving energy, especially at home, and last summer I conceded and just wore less clothing and tried to be out of the house as much as possible.
This is something he just does not want to compromise on and I am tired of always being the one that is slightly uncomfortable to really freaking hot!
Am I wrong to feel that he should just put on more clothes if he’s so cold? Gah!
He thinks that I’m abnormally hot-natured and that I should just deal with it rather than make others cold.
So, am I normal? What temp do you set your thermostat/ AC in the car?
Another point to consider is that I get more headaches when it’s humid, which I don’t think he really believes (though he has not come out and said it).
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
No. We both decided long ago to keep it a bit warm (we don’t turn the AC on unless it gets over 80 in our apartment–we live in swampland, FL, too) in order to save money. We have a dehumidifier to help deal with teh humidity. It took awhile, but we’ve both grown accustomed to it. Your body will adapt to warmer or cooler temperatures if you are consistent.
Post # 4
We’re the opposite!
As I’m reading this I’m sitting here on the couch watching American Idol with my husband and I’m freezing – and he’s hot! We keep our house in the very low 70s (I grew up in South Florida in a home where the thermostat was always in the mid-70s to high 70s and the sun is always shining) and I’m not used to colder temps. On top of that, in our bedroom we keep the fan on high at night and he just bought a fan for his nightstand because he’s too hot still!
But yeah, from someone who’s always cold, it is easier for me to put on more sweaters or wrap myself in a blanket. There are only so many items of clothing you can take off before you’re just hot and naked.
Post # 5
Lol! I set the thermostat and its never been a problem but if I’m cold IM the one that puts a sweatshirt on. kind of ridiculous o run around half naked because he can’t compromise if you ask me! Besides.. How is having the thermostat higher conserving energy! How about setting it in the middle of the two and ifsomeone is cold or hot they can adjust themselves
Post # 6
Oh an it’s set to 68 during hours weare homeand 64 at night. We live in Seattle
Post # 7
Fiance and I are always in temperature war.
He’s always hot, I’m always cold. He harps at me for cranking the thermostat, I remind him that our condo fee includes heat. He mumbles hateful things and then opens windows when I’m not looking. Quite a viscious cycle we’ve got going.
Post # 8
No… I keep it cold, cold, cold… Like 69 is what it is usually set on… We decided long ago we will just fork over the extra cash and stay comfy and nice and cool… Same goes with the winter… We keep it to our liking… Our electric bill is usually only around 88 dollars even so…
I can’t lie though my husband does claim its cold sometimes… haha But not to wear it bothers him or makes him sick… Just to where he will notice…
Post # 9
Yes!! FI likes extremes!! When he is hot, he CRANKS THE A/C (I am frozen)… when he is cold, he CRANKS THE HEAT!!
… I like to maintain a happy medium. LOL
Post # 10
Yes, I’m always super cold; he’s anywhere from “normal” to hot. In the end, I usually win because I’m more a whiner. Haha.
Post # 11
DH and I do. He honestly hates paying for heating/cooling. I had my youngest in September and that entire summer we turned the air on once. I know I could have turned it on, but it isn’t worth hearing him complain about the the bill.
Post # 12
Fiance and I both prefer to keep the air chilly. In the car, once it’s above 70 out, I almost always have the air on, even with the windows open sometimes 🙂 I Haaaaate humidity and so does he. Fiance has bad asthma, and says keeping allergens from outdoors out of the house helps. We prefer the temp around 68-70 w/AC.
Post # 13
Not the thermostat (we live in SoCal, how bad does it get?), but DH runs hot and I run cold so we did fight about the window being open at night and the fact he has to have a fan blowing on him during the night, which is freezing for me. Luckily, he’s much larger than me so he kinda blocks the fan. And he’s warm, so he’s my personal space-heater.
But even as the “always cold” one in the relationship, I do have to concede that it’s easier for me to put on a sweatshirt than it is for DH to cool down, so I’m always acquiescing to open windows and a cooler house. I guess you can count me in on Team Christiana in that respect. But if he refuses to compromise, maybe you should designate a room in the house as “your room” or “his room” that you can escape to whenever the temperature is overwhelming–I had a home office in NYC that I kept really toasty with a space warmer and that was my sanctuary.
Post # 14
Dehumidify. Seriously, it works wonders.
Post # 15
We actually don’t fight about it. When I lived with my parents though, it was a constant battle between my mom & the rest of the family. Honestly, one morning it was 48 degrees in my bedroom. She always preferred cooler temps, but once she hit menopause she was always hot! It was such a relief to move in with Fiance & not have to be freezing all the time.
Post # 16
Nope. We don’t have A/C, so that’s not an issue. In the winter, we keep it at 62, because I tend to be warm and he’s just cheap, lol!