This is our thermostat. It pretty much always stays on 62. If it's freezing in the morning, I'll pop it up to 65. Some people think this is freezing. We like it. Well, my husband begs to differ at sometimes, but we always know the wife is always right.
I don't like having a hot house - it makes me feel gross and stuff. If I'm cold, I just throw on a bathrobe. Because we live in an old house, for whatever reason (no matter how much we adjust the radiators or try to fix them) - the upstairs is always at least 10 degrees warmer than the downstairs. This, again, grosses me out because when I go to go to bed - it's like a sauna up there at 70 degrees. I try to counteract this by turning on our fireplace every cold night. Not really sure why, but our house has oil heat yet we have a gas fireplace. The best of both worlds, maybe? Well anyways, our gas fireplace shoots off a ton of hot air which tricks our thermostat into thinking the house is really warmer than it is. So the downstairs gets pretty warm (to my standards) and the upstairs is pretty chilly when I do this. This makes me happy. It makes my husband cold.
Point being - if you want to save some money, turn your heat down and throw on an extra layer.
This post is partially inspired by the group challenge Precious started at Frugal Makes Cents.