Last Activity:10-14-2013 5:47 PM
Posted in thread: Best thermostat span setting? on 10-16-2013 at 06:21 PM
I've heard that programmable t-stats actually will cost you more money by having to re-heat the
home after being lowered during the 'away' periods. All the walls, floors, ceilings and
furniture in the...
Posted in thread: Best thermostat span setting? on 10-14-2013 at 05:45 PM
Guyod, not that I doubt your word but, do you have any reference to substantiate your reply?I
too have an offset/differential T-stat and often wondered the same as house92.Good
question.It's ok with m...
Posted in thread: Best thermostat span setting? on 10-13-2013 at 01:36 PM
Just to make clear, I'm asking if one is going to make my bill higher, or in my case, use more
propane, or does it all equal out? One runs longer but kicks on less often, while the other
Posted in thread: Best thermostat span setting? on 10-12-2013 at 04:05 PM
Does a thermostat's span setting have any affect on the amount of energy used?My digital
thermostat has a span setting of 1,2, or 3 degrees. With the 1 degree setting, it doesn't run
very long when it...
Posted in thread: Life of my Heat/Air unit on 08-08-2013 at 07:43 PM
House, one thing you have to remember is that anything mechanical does not benefit from sitting
idle. Seals, gaskets, oils that were once in use are now left to the elements of heat, UV, cold
Posted in thread: Life of my Heat/Air unit on 08-04-2013 at 08:14 AM
Any ideas? When discussing issues with the unit, everyone wants to know how old it is, which is
around 15 years old, but it hasn't been in operation all those years. So, does that make in
Posted in thread: Life of my Heat/Air unit on 07-31-2013 at 07:29 PM
I had an outside combo heat & air unit installed in 1998. It was used regularly until 2004, and
then sat idle, due to nobody living in the house, until late 2010.That is about 9 years of
actual use. W...
Posted in thread: Painting old sheet rock/ugh!! on 07-23-2013 at 08:25 PM
I live in an old farm style house. A few rooms have sheet rock and has been painted over the
years. I painted some rooms and it looks great.A bedroom had paneling up. It was the
press-board type that ...
Posted in thread: Dormer/gutter question on 07-17-2013 at 09:49 PM
This must be a tough one. Are there any more suggestions? Thanks.
Posted in thread: Dormer/gutter question on 07-15-2013 at 08:24 PM
The gutter spout in that picture should be extended down to the lower gutter. The roof at the
exit of the spout as shown will have a reduced lifespan.Would no gutter be better than a gutter
as shown i...