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Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 02:39 pm
[PUBLIC] Me and My Energy

As several people who have come to visit me have learned, I keep my home cooler than most. My thermostat is left at 50 F (10 C) year round. My mother was always huge on energy conservation, both in terms of heating, as well as electricity, and it influenced my habits going forward. So now I wear sweaters indoors, and keep a blanket on the couch. Unfortunately, this habit has really discouraged people from impromptu visits (I turn up the heat if I'm expecting to entertain), but on the up side, my heating bill for the last 30 days is only $40.

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Current Location: Worcester, MA
Current Mood: relaxed cool

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moozeale
moozeale
Julia
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)

How does that save energy and money during the summer?


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)

There's no real savings in the summer, unless there's a serious drop in overnight temperature, that might otherwise cause the heat to kick on.


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verrucaria
verrucaria
E. Z.
Tue, Dec. 23rd, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)

I don't mind temperature that's too cool, but the last time we were there during the summer, it was a bit too hot in my opinion.


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londo
londo
A fool who should know better
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)

Based on this and nothing else, let me know if you ever want to split an apartment. Cold is good.


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)

My next scheduled relocation is in the May/June timeframe, and I'm targeting Waltham, so ping me in a few months.


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londo
londo
A fool who should know better
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)

I suspect that I live messier than you want to deal with, and I possibly have a roommate coming up at around that time who's even worse than I am.

That said, if things with him don't work out, it may not be a bad idea.


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kelizra
kelizra
Galactica Actual
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Brrrr...

I don't do well in the cold. I can barely handle the current temperature of 68 degrees.

You need to come here in the summer. It's awesome.


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charoolz
charoolz
Chaz
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)

As a resident of Upstate New York, I applaud your polar bear tendencies~ ^_^


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