Spend $ to move the unit to a location you won't hear it? Buy compressor blanket to muffle noise?
Which makes more sense to you?
- turning your thermostat back and being uncomfortable. Maybe saving 5-10%
- leaving your thermostat where everyone is comfortable. Saving 30-70%
DO THE NUMBERS! Step on a HOMESCALE.
What is comfort? Well, it AIN'T just TEMPERATURE!
Energy Obese? An audit is the next step - go to BPI.org
, or RESNET
, and find an auditor near you.
I think I'll end up moving it regardless (although as mentioned in the first post of the thread, it's so darned loud I think I'll still hear it at night). It's my wife's comfort that has become the driving force behind this initiative now.
Originally Posted by tedkidd
Unless someone can suggest a retail thermostat that allows aux setting in the programming (still the ideal), I'm asking that we put this one to bed. The thread has turned into a DIY/hack/kludge-fest, which was not my intent in posting this in the beginning.