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Old 01-03-2008, 06:33 PM   #11
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thermostat for the house = 60

small space heater in my room warms it to 80-90 in a couple minutes.
x2... gas is too expensive

I am also at 60 while not at home. 70-72 when I get home then 65 while sleeping.


as for gas. I am on a 12 month even payment plan of around 135 a month
best thing I ever did.
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as for gas. I am on a 12 month even payment plan of around 135 a month
best thing I ever did.
same here, ours is about 125/mo
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64 24/7. It actually costs MORE to change the temps between night and day. Just keep the thermostat at on,e consistent temp.

It costs more because it takes approximately 20-30 minutes to raise the temp one degree. Dropping it 4 degrees during the night could take almost 2 hours to bounce back when you call for the "normal" heat temp again.

Just maintain the same temp and you'll be ahead of the game.

Same is true with air conditioning...except it'* a little more drastic. With cooling, on average, it takes one full hour to reduce the temperature in the house. The biggest influence on how long it takes to cool is the level of humidty in the home.

<---- Owns a heating and cooling company. Complete Comfort LLC in Michigan.
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Interesting...i'm in the habit of turning the stat up when i get home in the evening and back down when i go to sleep. Bad habit i guess?
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thermostat for the house = 60

small space heater in my room warms it to 80-90 in a couple minutes.
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64 24/7. It actually costs MORE to change the temps between night and day. Just keep the thermostat at on,e consistent temp.

It costs more because it takes approximately 20-30 minutes to raise the temp one degree. Dropping it 4 degrees during the night could take almost 2 hours to bounce back when you call for the "normal" heat temp again.

Just maintain the same temp and you'll be ahead of the game.
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Not sure I agree. I've heard from many sources that it pays to turn down the heat. We've always done it so I can't say for sure it works. And if it takes 20 minutes to warm up one degree then our furnace should be running for about five hours to heat our house up because we have it set at 55 during the day and 70 when we are home (60 when sleeping); but it only takes maybe a half hour to an hour to get up to 70.
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I have electric baseboard heaters in every room. All thermostats are set at 50F

In the winter the temp stays between 70 - 80 depending on how much wood I stuff in the fireplace insert.

My average electric bill hasn't changed by more than $5 a month in the last 10 years.
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68 at most times...

74 if I don't watch it like a hawk when the wife is around.
It'* the opposite here. The Missus keeps it at 62 to 68, which is fine upstairs. But it'* shiver freeakin' cold in the basement so I'll crank the heat when she'* gone.

But, the folks sent me a $50 gift card for WallyWorld. I now have a shiney new space heater in the basement....
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64 24/7. It actually costs MORE to change the temps between night and day. Just keep the thermostat at on,e consistent temp.
I'd have to disagree: it'* more energy-efficient to turn it down at night.

The physics department at Amherst has a nice explanation.
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68* +/- 2 almost year around
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