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Thread: to program or not to program...
05-21-2009, 07:24 PM #1Regular Guest
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to program or not to program...
About 3 weeks ago I came in here asking for some advise on different systems and whatnot and was given some good info, Thanks to all!
I was also slightly scolded for getting too many qoutes ( I wound up getting 4 total) but in my defense, I don't believe I made a mistake doing that. I was not price shopping. I just wanted quotes for several different systems. Anyway, I went with the second guy that came after meeting with all 4. They were the second highest priced but their company track record, size, and warranty was what I was looking for. So anyway...
This is what I went with...
Trane XV95 furnace and Trane XL20i (3 ton)
Finally my question. It is all installed now and running great! I love it so far BUT, the salesman talked to me about programming the thermostat in the winter time and said the best bet for me would be to program the temp for 58% during the day when no one is home and them back up to where I want for when I am home. I asked about the cooling side and he said I was better off not doing that on the cooling side because it is cheaper to maintain the temp throughout the day. So...sounding good to me..he would know I thought. Then after the install, the guys that did the work showed me how to work everything and they suggested I program the cooling. There suggestion was to let the temp rise up to 85 in the day and then set it to cool to my preference (72) about 2 hours before I return home. They also suggested to program nights at about 75 for about an hour after I usually go to bed. They said this would save me money.
So..which is it? Is it better to leave it on 72 all the time or program?
sorry for being long winded...
05-21-2009, 08:36 PM #2
It takes a long long time to drop from 85 to 72 when its hot out.
That would be too big of a set back.
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How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?
05-21-2009, 09:58 PM #3
america don't ya luv it get as many quotes as you want beenthere is right 4to6 would be your best savings.work to live not live to work.