Last Activity:01-26-2014 9:22 AM
Posted in thread: Does gas heat HVAC discharge water? on 01-25-2014 at 11:07 AM
We have had very cold temperatures here lately, and I was talking with a lady who said she had
natural gas HVAC, and due to the cold temperatures, her water drain pipe freezes on her unit,
and she has...
Posted in thread: HVAC off vs turned down on 01-02-2014 at 12:33 PM
I just did a little calculation. I know the temperature is never exactly the same, so this is
based on average conditions.I've noticed my HVAC usually runs three times per hour around 7
minutes each. ...
Posted in thread: HVAC off vs turned down on 12-28-2013 at 08:33 AM
What about my span question? Is it best to have a 3 degree span where it runs longer but
doesn't cycle as often, or a 1 degree span where it runs for a shorter period but cycles more
often?Also, if I ...
Posted in thread: HVAC off vs turned down on 12-26-2013 at 12:36 PM
Most friends and family I know who live in a snow area only reduce the heat and never turn it
off...but I know this may not be an expert opinion.Sure, I would guess that turning it off is
not common. ...
Posted in thread: HVAC off vs turned down on 12-26-2013 at 12:08 PM
Whenever I am to be gone for 8 hours or so in winter, is it more efficient to turn the
thermostat down, or just turn it off; this is assuming it won't get below freezing in the
house. Even if it got d...
Posted in thread: Best thermostat span setting? on 10-16-2013 at 05:21 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 04:45 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 12:36 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 03:05 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 06:43 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