Disagreeing over temperature control with boyfriend

I now use a heated blanket that I turn up very high and he points the fan away from the bed

Getting to know somebody is a long process. There are so many things to figure out. When I started dating my boyfriend, Jeff, I wasn’t sure that we were compatible. We didn’t seem to like any of the same things? However, we get along great, have a lot of fun together and there is strong chemistry. When we eventually moved in together, there was a big adjustment period. We quickly realized that Jeff is always feeling a bit overheated while I’m always slightly chilly. He sleeps with nothing more than a thin sheet, has a fan blowing straight at him and sets the temperature down to 69 degrees. In the summer, this means that the air conditioner is blasting at maximum capacity. In the winter, the furnace barely runs at all. I can’t sleep when I’m shivering. I like to have a ton of heavy blankets and a nice, warm bedroom. I prefer to set the thermostat at 76 degrees at night. Jeff and I have needed to compromise. For awhile, we were both continually adjusting the thermostat and paying huge energy bills. We’ve managed to agree on a more reasonable temperature setting. We’ve lessened the strain on the heating and cooling equipment as well as our relationship. I now use a heated blanket that I turn up very high and he points the fan away from the bed. When we can finally afford to make an upgrade to the heating and cooling system, we plan to invest in zone control. An independent thermostat in each room will allow us to cater to our personal preferences, which will be extremely helpful.

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