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?
posted by chundo to Science & Nature (21 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
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?