It was 48 degrees Fahrenheit (8.8 C) outside this morning and 70F (21C) in the house. Grandma was cold with a long sleeve t-shirt and sweatshirt and slacks on, plus socks. I had lightweight long sleeved clothes on and was cool, but I didn't mind.
I HATE the heat! I usually have the downstairs at around 64-66F in the winter with the upstairs around 68. I obviously can't do that with Grandma there, but I don't know at what temperature I should have it. I know it was around 75 in assisted living and the same-ish at her house (it was drafty so it varied by room).
I've been trying to adjust the vents so all the heat is going downstairs, but that's not working so well. I'm also concerned with the dry air if I turn the heat up. Even with it below 68, it was very dry in here. I don't have anywhere for a big humidifier and those little ones aren't going to cut it. I may end up having to get two heaters for the Living room and Grandma's bedroom. I don't want to, but I don't want to dry out and burn up.
So any suggestions as to what temperature I should set the thermostat? Also, any suggestions on portable heaters that are cheap to run?