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drunknloaded
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i got this letter at my apartment that gives energy tips and one of them is as follows:

"when you leave the apartment for the day or even a weekend, never set the thermostat lower than 5 to 7 degrees below your normal setting"

seems to me thats like an easier way to spend money

cause if i turned it down to 50 and it NEVER came on, i would save more money

2/24/2006 10:47:17 PM

RoidRaginTKE
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so wtf are you asking

2/24/2006 11:06:08 PM

Josh8315
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you have to heat your house back up again, you would end up expending more energy

2/24/2006 11:08:24 PM

RoidRaginTKE
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also pipes freeze

2/24/2006 11:10:12 PM

Nerdchick
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not at 50 degrees they don't

2/24/2006 11:12:06 PM

drunknloaded
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so one big ass time of having the heater on is worse than setting it at say

60 and letting it run every say 7 hours

lets see over a 72 hour period(one weekend) thats about 10 times it'd come on

so 1 big ass time is more than 10 little ones?

2/24/2006 11:13:48 PM

RoidRaginTKE
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winters in nc never get below 50

ever

2/24/2006 11:13:53 PM

drunknloaded
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^honestly pipes dont freeze that often

and if so its not hard to fix that problem

[Edited on February 24, 2006 at 11:19 PM. Reason : last line was irrelevant]

2/24/2006 11:18:12 PM

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"so one big ass time of having the heater on is worse than setting it at say

60 and letting it run every say 7 hours

lets see over a 72 hour period(one weekend) thats about 10 times it'd come on

so 1 big ass time is more than 10 little ones?"


yes

2/24/2006 11:26:48 PM

drunknloaded
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well okey dokey then, i appreciate the help, thanks a bunch

2/24/2006 11:31:24 PM

RoidRaginTKE
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"^honestly pipes dont freeze that often

and if so its not hard to fix that problem"

while its not the reason for the note, it does happen more often than you think
and its usually fucking expensive to fix

retard

2/24/2006 11:31:55 PM

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2/25/2006 12:48:43 AM

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if it is a cold winter (or hot summer), then it is better to let the thermostat do its job and maintain a constant temp. Having to reheat your house from 50 to 75 degrees is more expensive than keeping it at 75.

2/25/2006 12:51:41 PM

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I'm bumping this stupid fucking drunknloaded thread because it's less fucking stupid than that thread from PaulISdead that's currently sitting at the top of the board.

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LOL

4/13/2017 9:51:19 AM

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4/17/2017 6:00:58 PM

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"if it is a cold winter (or hot summer), then it is better to let the thermostat do its job and maintain a constant temp. Having to reheat your house from 50 to 75 degrees is more expensive than keeping it at 75."


I'm no scientist, but this never made any goddamn sense to me when people say that.

Let's say you live in the arctic and leave for a month. It's more efficient to leave the heat running for a month than it is to heat the house up once? Seriously?? What about a year? 10 years? 100 years? At some point, it stops making sense if it ever did in the first place, which I doubt.

5/7/2017 10:50:48 AM

wizzkidd
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I'm with you. Seems to me that heat leaves (or enters) the house at some rate depending on insulation and temperature difference. So the energy required to maintain the heat level in the house is greater than a re-heat because the constant (greater) temperature difference means more heat will be transferred over a period of time. (Heat transfer is directly proportional to the temperature difference between the source and sink...IRC)

5/22/2017 9:59:57 PM

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