Once again I find myself questioning whether or not to set-back temperature at night. Although I find the cooler temperature more comfortable at night, I question the energy efficiency of this. Plus, the furnace kicking into high wakes me up every morning. (very irritating)
We have the carrier infinity system, including, the infinity control, 58 MVP080. Daytime setting is 72, nightime, 66.
I realize that I may be saving gas but what about hydro? The furnace needs to run in high for a couple of hours or more to recover. I just received my 2 month hydro bill, and after the warmest January on record, (live in Toronto, Ontario), I used nearly 1000 KWH more than last year! Last year I did'nt set back and furnace never kicked into high.
Everyone always talks about fuel efficiency but what about the hydro?