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Thermostat Wars! Local Celebrities Tell Us What They Set Their Thermostat To

what should I set my thermostat to?We’ve all asked ourselves “what should I set my thermostat to?” For some of us, home thermostat settings are a source of conflict, creating what we call “Thermostat wars.”

Experts agree that there’s no one “perfect” temperature to set your thermostat to for optimal comfort and energy savings. The temperature that you set your thermostat to is a matter of personal preference, and varies by season. For instance, if cost savings is your top priority, you should set your thermostat lower in the winter and higher in the summer to minimize the amount of energy you use for heating and cooling.

Let’s Ask the Crowd

We’ve contacted some of our favorite Minnesotan personalities to see what temperature they set their thermostats to in the summer. How does your optimal temperature compare to theirs?

Some Like It Hot

KSTP News Anchor Bill Lunn likes to set his thermostat to 74 degrees in the summer, which is a great way to save money on air conditioning costs. However, Bill’s preference to set the air conditioner to 74 degrees often causes disagreements with his wife and children, who prefer to keep the house cooler. Battle it out Bill! We support your decision to set the thermostat to 74 degrees! Embed code

P.O.S., a Minneapolis-bred rapper, producer and musician, doesn’t like to blast the air conditioner either. He prefers to set his thermostat to a modest 72 degrees in the summer. 72 degrees is a real crowd-pleaser in terms of optimal summer comfort, and is a great temperature to set your thermostat to when you have company over.

 

                         Rick's tweet

As an HVAC industry expert for over three decades, I prefer to set the thermostat a little warmer than the average person. 74° when it’s warm out and 72° when it’s cold keeps my family comfortable and doesn’t force our HVAC to work overtime.

 

Others Do Not

Belinda Jensen also battles with her spouse over what temperature to set the thermostat to. She prefers a cool 70 degrees in the summer, but her husband prefers a chill 68 degrees! 68 degrees is a comfortable temperature to set your thermostat to in the winter, but in the summer? Well, this is one battle that I’d better stay out of.

Sven Sundgaard, a meteorologist at Kare 11, likes it cool no matter what the weather is outside. He keeps his thermostat set to 68 degrees, and turns it down even lower when he sleeps! As cold as that might sound, Sven has the right idea about turning down his thermostat at night. The National Institute of Health found that healthy men who slept in 66 degree rooms increased their stores of “brown fat,” which helps your body burn calories and dispose of excess blood sugar. Is that how he stays so fit?

 

How does your preferred temperature compare? Comment below to let us know!

 

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Thermostat Wars! Local Celebrities Tell Us What They Set Their Thermostat To

what should I set my thermostat to?We’ve all asked ourselves “what should I set my thermostat to?” For some of us, home thermostat settings are a source of conflict, creating what we call “Thermostat wars.”

Experts agree that there’s no one “perfect” temperature to set your thermostat to for optimal comfort and energy savings. The temperature that you set your thermostat to is a matter of personal preference, and varies by season. For instance, if cost savings is your top priority, you should set your thermostat lower in the winter and higher in the summer to minimize the amount of energy you use for heating and cooling.

Let’s Ask the Crowd

We’ve contacted some of our favorite Minnesotan personalities to see what temperature they set their thermostats to in the summer. How does your optimal temperature compare to theirs?

Some Like It Hot

KSTP News Anchor Bill Lunn likes to set his thermostat to 74 degrees in the summer, which is a great way to save money on air conditioning costs. However, Bill’s preference to set the air conditioner to 74 degrees often causes disagreements with his wife and children, who prefer to keep the house cooler. Battle it out Bill! We support your decision to set the thermostat to 74 degrees! Embed code

P.O.S., a Minneapolis-bred rapper, producer and musician, doesn’t like to blast the air conditioner either. He prefers to set his thermostat to a modest 72 degrees in the summer. 72 degrees is a real crowd-pleaser in terms of optimal summer comfort, and is a great temperature to set your thermostat to when you have company over.

 

                         Rick's tweet

As an HVAC industry expert for over three decades, I prefer to set the thermostat a little warmer than the average person. 74° when it’s warm out and 72° when it’s cold keeps my family comfortable and doesn’t force our HVAC to work overtime.

 

Others Do Not

Belinda Jensen also battles with her spouse over what temperature to set the thermostat to. She prefers a cool 70 degrees in the summer, but her husband prefers a chill 68 degrees! 68 degrees is a comfortable temperature to set your thermostat to in the winter, but in the summer? Well, this is one battle that I’d better stay out of.

Sven Sundgaard, a meteorologist at Kare 11, likes it cool no matter what the weather is outside. He keeps his thermostat set to 68 degrees, and turns it down even lower when he sleeps! As cold as that might sound, Sven has the right idea about turning down his thermostat at night. The National Institute of Health found that healthy men who slept in 66 degree rooms increased their stores of “brown fat,” which helps your body burn calories and dispose of excess blood sugar. Is that how he stays so fit?

 

How does your preferred temperature compare? Comment below to let us know!

 

Count on Welter Heating for all of your Minneapolis HVAC needs. Contact us today for furnace or air conditioning maintenance and air purification solutions.

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