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4 months left

When it gets colder outside, do you put on a sweater or crank up the heat?

Put on a sweater

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Crank up the heat

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Put on a sweater

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Wendy Helsinger
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Wendy Helsinger

My heat does not come on until the house needs it too or the extra clothes do not help to keep warm anymore.

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seaweed349
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seaweed349

I would turn up the heat, but since my husband watches the money, and was born in a truck in winter in Manitoba, I put on a sweater.

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Frederick Berger
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Frederick Berger

My parents turn down the heat so often, I can regularly be seen in a blanket in the morning

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Linda S
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Linda S

We have lived in our current apartment for 12.5 years. We are on the 3rd floor, and everyone else's heat rises. We have never turned our heat on the whole time we've lived here.

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

I keep my heat on a steady 64 all winter for cost sake so feeling cold? Then throw on an extra layer

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Beth Ann
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Beth Ann

Put on a sweater. Even with 2 discounts and winterizing our home, winter PGE bill has been around $350-400 and that is keeping the house at 70

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Maureen Hannon
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Maureen Hannon

It doesn't make sense to me to waste money. Of course the heat is on in the winter, but not higher than it has to be. I will put on a sweat shirt or sweater before I crank up the heat higher than I have to. Also, I exercize in my house so it's not comfortable to have it too hot.

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Bonnie Batten
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Bonnie Batten

Being from Wisconsin, I'm all about the layers. Thermostat never goes over 70° for heat.

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Valerie Lantz
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Valerie Lantz

I'm an Oregonion who loves the outdoors so I learned to dress in layers long ago.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

Well, yes, in the colder months we use the furnace, but of course we don't turn up the thermostat just because the outside temp goes down -- we may just burn a little more fuel to stay constant. And we keep things cool enough to wear an extra layer rather than making the house excessively warm.

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Crank up the heat

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Carl Baker
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Carl Baker

Turning up the heat really doesn't cost that much. While I enjoy sleeping in a cool house of 62°, once I'm up and around I'll crank the heat to 78° to shower ajd get ready, until my breakfast carbs kick in; then, I'll turn it down to 72°, but am willing to change it up or down to remain comfortable.

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

What is a "sweater"? I was born & raised on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. When it gets "cold" I wear long jeans instead of cut-off jeans.

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Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

Because I can and I like to be comfortable

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