I have this ongoing disagreement with wife and difficult child regarding the thermostat. I have always considered 70 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 23 deg. C) to be standard, comfortable room temperature. I have programmed the thermostat at 74 with the A/C on or 70 when the furnace is running. Well, difficult child and wife think that 74 is too cold, let alone 70. So they override the programmed settings by pressing the "warmer" button on the thermostat. I have several problems with this: - 74 is already at the upper end of my comfort level. - They seem to believe that the more times you press that button, the faster the house will warm up. I have said that no, the furnace only has one speed. If you want 77, you won't get it any faster by setting the thermostat at 80 than you will by setting it at 77. They nod their heads, agree with me, and go right ahead and bump it up to 80. - Since heat rises, the bedrooms upstairs are typically 4 or 5 degrees warmer than downstairs where the thermostat is located. I frequently wake up in the night bathed in sweat, to find that the thermostat was left on 77 or 78 and the b/r is consequently 82 degrees. difficult child has always been this way. Every one else will be comfortable in t-shirts and flip-flops while she is dressed in sweater and thick socks, with a blanket wrapped around her, complaining about the cold. wife only started this recently. Is it a side effect of some medications that they feel so cold all the time? wife recently started on Lamictal. I consoled myself over the summer that at least we were saving on the electric, but with winter coming on I don't want to see the gas bills to heat the house to somewhere between "toasty" and "infernal regions". Anyway, my question is: what do you consider to be a comfortable room temperature?