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Old 01-03-2008, 10:03 PM   #21
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Well, before anyone freaks out and calls me crazy, you need to know that I work in a shop, around 450* extruders, and the rest of the shop is about 85* - 90* year round...


When we were using propane last year, I kept it at about 75*..... EXPENSIVE stuff right there. We had three months last winter that were $500 a month!!!

This year, we got the wood stove, and also a digital thermostat.

The thermostat normally reads anywhere from 80* - 90* all the time, and it costs me almost nothing Even if I BUY all the wood to heat our house for the year, it will only be only about $500 :P

The thermostat is actually set to kick the furnace on at 75*, so that when we are gone, or if the fire goes out at night, the house will still stay warm. Since we fired up the wood stove, our propane furnace has only been needed to heat our house for a total of maye 12 hours, including being away from home for a day and a half.
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like it warm do you?
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72*, 24/7.
Unfortunately, our apartment is poorly insulated/ventialted, so the actual temps vary wildly.
In addition, the bedrooms are always a good 5-8* degrees colder than the living area.
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well, my dad keeps it at 60* during the day, which is fine, at least when im not around, every day i wake up freezing my *** off since its not set for when i am home. brrrrrr.
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I live in an apartment that offers free gas for cooking/heat so usually I have it set to 73* if I'm home. When I'm not home (usually 12 hours a day) I turn the thermostat OFF. I try to do my part to conserve gas since it'* included in the rent, even though it'* 'free' more or less. In the 12 hours I'm gone, the temperature usually never drops below 60* and it takes only half an hour to get back up to 73. When I'm home, the furnace typically turns on every half hour, and runs for 10 minutes at a time so I'd say turning it off for 12 hours a day while I'm gone saves a significant ammount of gas.
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