Why women secretly turn up the thermostat

SeanBB Posted By SeanBB, Oct 12, 2017 at 9:32 AM

  1. SeanBB

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    Men and women have roughly the same core body temperature, at over 37C; in fact, some studies have found the female core body temperature is slightly higher. However, our perception of temperature depends more on skin temperature, which, for women, tends to be lower. One study reported that the average temperature of women’s hands exposed to cold was nearly 3C degrees lower than that observed in men.

    I know some people who had a new central heating system installed. While the wife was out the husband hung a picture over the thermostat and glued another thermostat to the wall (no wires to this one). As far as I am aware she still doesn't know.
     
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    Best redneck fix I read about for t-stat twiddlers
     
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    Trust me, I'm very familiar with the cold shoulder.

    Interesting fix.
     
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    And the more you raise the setting the faster it heats up ;)

    Actually there is some truth to this misconception with heat pumps where the emergency heat kicks in.
     
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    *insert snippy comment here*

    :mad:
     
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    we don't have that problem we have a woodstove:)
     
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    Tell me why then when I visit friends (male) back east with wood stoves blazing that they insist on an 80-85F house when it's 25F outside, yet the same guys turn on the AC as soon as it gets over 75 in the summer. I'm in the house and dying of the heat and they have a sweatshirt on.
     
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    dry heat vs humidity- answered your own question. I bet those stoves are blazin and the humidity is around 25% vs the summer when it is like pushing 60%. Ac reduces some humidity inside , when set at something like 75deg not enough.Course if ya set it lower the the electric co gets a big grin and a fat wallet.
     
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    Sounds like me ,in winter i like it 76-77 in the house. In summer im hot at the same temp. I guess its from gettin old.
     
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    it is always 63 in my house... unless the stove is going, or the sun is out.
     

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