The family who can’t agree on temperatures

The Jones family consists of the Mom, Jan the dad, Joe and the two kids Jeff and Jenny.

The Jones family gets along really well in most ways, but the one thing they cannot agree on is an indoor air temperature that suits them all.

Jan and Jenny are always cold. No matter what season it is, they are always shivering. Joe and Jeff are always hot. It could be 20 degrees outside but they do not really feel cold. As you can imagine, this causes some tension during the times their family is inside. During the winter, Jan likes to set the thermostat to 77 degrees. Jenny is thrilled with this temperature setting because she is always cold so this actually warms her up enough to be comfortable. Joe and Jeff do not love this temperature. As people that naturally run hot, they sweat when the heat is turned up this high. Joe typically goes to the thermostat and turns it way down. This makes him and Jeff happy, but then Jan and Jenny complain. In the summer, Joe sets the thermostat to make the air conditioning come on at a freezing 68 degrees. Joe and Jeff are thrilled with this, but Jan and Jenny not so much. This is only a problem when all four family members are home and inside at the same time. To save their sanity and their electric bill, the family compromised. In the winter, the thermostat will be set to a normal temperature to save money and Jan and Jenny will have to wear sweatshirts and fuzzy socks around the house. In the summer, the air conditioning will be set to a reasonable temperature and Joe and Jeff will have to wear cotton clothing and use personal fans if they are too hot.


air duct