Our weather has recently taken a turn for starting to get cold and I'm trying to get my family acclimated to keeping the house around 70 or 71 degrees. My husband, on the other hand, seems deadset on keeping the house at a balmy 77. I vote this is ridiculous because it's almost the same temperature we keep the house at in the summer, and I refuse to accept that such extravagance is necessary. (Really, in the summer we keep it at 79 and turn it down to 77 for overnights).
Should we be keeping it even cooler in winter? Our current house is massive, with three separate AC units outside, though our heat comes from a single furnace. Needless to say, the house is not cheap to heat and cool, and I'd rather not spend all my slush money on utilities if I can help it.