It's still 72. Why am I cold?
December 11, 2008 12:07 AM Subscribe
Why does my apartment feel colder in the winter than in the summer, when the thermostat reads the same?
My apartment is roughly 72 degrees (fahrenheit) year round. In the summer, I'm perfectly comfortable sitting around in shorts, a t-shirt, and sandals. But in the winter - although the temperature reads the same inside - I need pants, warm socks and possibly a long shirt to feel comfortable (even if I don't leave the house at all during the day). What's going on here? Is there a scientific explanation?