After reading Modesitt’s blog post today, editorializing about the fragility of our infrastructure, I got to thinking about something that bothers me every time I return home … my thermostat setting.
I take (and give) a lot of grief about it. I’m accused of many things, most of them not repeatable. I try to shrug it off and go on with my life. I’ll spare you the sordid details now (especially since this weekend is Valentine’s Day and if I want to celebrate, I’d best restrain myself).
So, back to Mr. Modesitt’s blog, specifically this excerpt from the second paragraph:
In fact, we turn the heat down from 65 degrees to 50 at night, and the house didn’t even cool fifteen degrees that night. But then, we have a well-insulated house, and the starting temperature was 65 degrees.
Wow, I’m impressed. I would love to set my thermostat on 65 and just leave it there, rather than it’s current much higher setting.
So, I’m coming to you, my loyal handful of readers, to poll you for your winter thermostat setting. The results, perhaps, will ease my peace of mind.