How cold is COLD to you? It seems when people talk about it being so cold, it's not really cold to me. Of course, it's what you are used to. One does acclimatize to one's environment.
And what temperature do you set your thermostat to in wintertime (if you do have winter, obviously)?
To me COLD is probably anything -20C or below (-4F). My thermostat is set at 15C (59F) during the day and 14C (57F) overnight. I sleep in a room without heating even in the coldest day in winter (down to -40's C, which I think is the same in F). I would just turn on my mattress heater and fan heater for about an hour before bed to take the chill out, and turn them off when I go to bed. I had tried sleeping in a heated room and that just about killed me. Most of my critters are well-furred, and my reptiles and tarantulas have their own heating systems.
Everyone makes fun of me being an embarrassment to Canadians. I am always cold. It’s 68F(20C) in Houston. It’s very humid here so you always have the heat or AC on. It’s difficult to just open your windows. Today I’ve got the heat set at 73 and I’m under blankets.
omg...my thermostat is set at 68F and I have my small space heater on as well in the room I am watching my laptop!!!
I do sleep with a mattress heater as well...I turn it on about an hour and then turn it to half when I go to bed...plus, I sleep with socks, a hat, and pjs in the winter...
It is 34F and I think it is miserable!
I'd love my home to be a bit lower temp but my housemates get cold easily. So I'm in shorts and a tank top and they're bundled up with blankets. It's in the 40sF right now in the PNW. Everyone's in winter gear and I maybe throw on a hoodie.
I lived in Northern Minnesota for fifteen years, though, and I have an internal thermostat that always runs hot, but the winters in Duluth were too much even for me. When it gets cold enough to be lethal (people passing out in the snow only made the news if they survived ) that's just not a place to live, IMO. During the polar vortex it was warmer on Mars. I said fuck that noise and now I'm here.
I'm a California girl born and raised and my idea of cold is very different than that of many others! Right now it's 41F out at 1:21 a.m. and me that's freezing! It's 74F in the house and my hands are like ice cubes and let's not even start on how cold my feet are - with socks! I lost a ton of weight in the past couple of years and have little body fat anymore, so I'm colder than most people, too. But still - as much as I love Winter storms, etc. I'd love to be able to have it with nice, warm, Spring temps!
It was sunny and in 20s. I was wearing light jacket
Yesterday in lo 30s with overcast and snow was much colder.
My bird lives in the kitchen with area heater and I don’t use much heat for the rest of house.
I like to breathe cold air so for me winter is good sleep times when I sleep like baby under 2 blankets
Great question. Also depends on humidity and wind speed. For me If there is no wind, -20F is when it starts to get a little cold. If there is a strong wind, -4F will be on the cold side. If it is a cold winter, come spring many in these parts will not bother with coats and will break out their T-shirts when the temperature hits the 30s F
I usually keep the house around 60F then drop it to 50's F at night. Electric blanket to warm up the sheets then kill the blanket heater once inside. Lots of feather comforters. In younger years, my room - mate and I (Minot ND) never closed the dorm window in the winter. Room temperatures were usually around 20F (cool not cold) the only problem we had was when we opened the door into the common shower area, if someone had showered, it would snow in the room. Also, the smoke detector would go off.
I'm usually ok outside without a coat until it gets down below 30F. I do usually only spend maybe a minute or two going to and from the car, so it's not bad. In the house though, I prefer to have the temp set around 70F year round. Anything less and I get too cold. Anything more and I get too hot. I do sleep with a fan on, though. I like to be cooler while sleeping.