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Thread: Too much cooling.
06-22-2008, 02:20 PM #1Regular Guest
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- North Texas
Too much cooling.
I wonder what the average North American keeps his stat on. Seems like everywhere I go the AC is way too cold for me. Don't get me wrong, I like a little cooling too, but apparently way less than the average joe. I just closed off the room vent to type this and our stat is on 82. Of course, lots of my work(and play) is in non-conditioned spaces, so maybe I'm just more acclimated to it(and hard headed). Most HVAC folks say don't use an attic power fan, because it will suck out your conditioned air. I guess if you had no stat to just "turn down", then exhausting the heat from the attic might be much more important. I would much rather have attic air in the low 100's than 140-150 if it's pressing up against my ceilings. That always gets me, when I come out of a 100 plus attic and it's cooler outside of the structure than inside of it(and it may be 100 outside). Seems like you'd have to work to create a more goofy design. Anyway, the way energy prices are getting, maybe some of the stats will get turned up a little bit(but I'm not holding my breath).
06-22-2008, 04:55 PM #2
I hate heat!
My stat is locked at 69*. The old lady would love to turn it up, but she doesn't know the code. I hate the 100* temps all the time at work and 140 on a roof. I like to come home and cool down. I don't like paying for natural gas all winter, but I'll gladly pay the power bill all summer.
06-22-2008, 04:58 PM #3Professional Member
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It's going to vary with old to new construction and wet to dry climates.
I keep mine at 73/74
06-22-2008, 07:18 PM #4
76-78 works fine here.
06-22-2008, 07:26 PM #5
74 and 76 ( if you can get away with it)."Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better"
06-22-2008, 07:38 PM #6
06-22-2008, 08:00 PM #7
Heh, I don't even have A/C in my house
I have a window shaker I throw in the bedroom though, ya gotta be able to sleep at night. I think I set it around 72-74 and it's pretty comfy. Course, when I'm sleeping i need to be covered up even if it's with a sheet.
I'll admit, it would be nice to have A/C in my house though. Nothing better than working on a 120 deg roof all day, coming home to a house that's 95 deg inside. Feels like you're cooking from the inside out all the time."If you call that hard work, a koalas life would look heroic."
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06-22-2008, 09:04 PM #8
68-70° is just fine with me. No wifey to fight with, my little buddy has a fur coat to keep him warm.
06-22-2008, 09:13 PM #9
72 with low humidity.Contractor locator map
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06-22-2008, 09:14 PM #10Professional Member*
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72* this summer. I love being outside with nice weather, but when I come inside, it better be nice and cool.
06-22-2008, 10:51 PM #11
78-79 during the day in the house, 72-74 while I sleep. I dont have central ac, window shaker in living room and portable a/c in bedroom. Love apartment living.
Keeping it colder makes it depressing when you go back to work.Global Warming or: None like it hot
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06-23-2008, 07:54 AM #12
Please don't take this statement to be rude, but lws#s it sounds like you have no conception of the principles of "Air Conditioning".
What you posted sounds like a little old lady who sits in front of her $59.95 K-mart window shaker and complains,"I don't like air conditioning!"ESSAYONS
06-23-2008, 08:05 AM #13
78 deg, 52% RH, 24/7. min clothing, if I get overheated/sweaty/sticky, I get in my swimming pool. Its at 88 deg.