For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had to bow to the whims of someone else when it comes to the temperature setting of my house.
When I was a kid, I remember absolutely loving to sit by the air conditioning vents in the summertime.
The temperatures outside where we lived in the south could be just brutal. So sitting at home in the A/C was really a treat. Unfortunately for me, though, my mom and dad would never let me adjust the thermostat to where I really wanted the A/C to be. I would have loved to set the temperature control to 65 degrees! But my parents would never let the house get down to less than 70 degrees in the summer. I personally felt that this was too hot of a temperature, but no one cared what I thought! Then when I went to college, I had two roommates who were freeze babies. They would complain any time I turned the air conditioning on at all! I thought I was going to sweat to death our first semester of classes because I was constantly worrying that they were going to be too cold. I don’t know why I was so concerned about it, when they obviously weren’t concerned about my comfort! Now I’m married and my husband and I fight constantly over where we will keep the thermostat set. At least with him, we can reach a relatively good compromise. He wants the A/C set at 71 degrees, I want it at 65. So we decided to use our digital programmable thermostat to keep the house at an even 68 degrees year round.