We live in a 1500 square foot house (split level) that is heated by oil, in Connecticut.
My wife works from home, so setting the temperature too low during the day isn't tolerable. Here are 2 questions from her:
1. Last winter, we had it set to 68 during the day (I was still a little frosty!) and 58 at night (made it hard to get up if I had to go to the bathroom, but whatever). Of course it's a matter of tolerance, but do these temps sound reasonable to you?
2. During the day, I work out of one room in the house (in the top floor). Do you think it makes sense (cost-wise) to lower the heat on the oil burner (to maybe 62?) and get an electric space heater for the one room? Or do you think that the electricity cost of toasting up this small room (12 x 12 at most) would be equal or more than leaving the house at 68 during the day?
I'd appreciate your knowledge and advice...