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Heat on for the season...

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    Re: Heat on for the season...


    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Still sleeping with the window open here in tropical CT
    44 this morning outside. Climbs to high 50s fast. But with the new baby we have to keep the temperature consistent at the house.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Still nope. I don't remember ever firing up the stove before Halloween, some years well into November. Yeah, we have a furnace as well. But I try my best not to run it. I've got this alarm in my body that makes me cringe if/when the furnace kicks on.

    The way I see it is if this was March/early April, we'd all be basking in these temps.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    Still sleeping with the window open here in tropical CT
    psycho, i closed my windows at night last week. heat kicked in this morning for the first time. happy birthday to me with a gas bill.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    New homeowner chiming in with thermostats of my own... so now imma big boy.

    Imma hold out till my girlfriend's feet get frostbite... which, if you ask her, happened last week.

    Then Imma throw a pair of thicker socks at her.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    New homeowner chiming in with thermostats of my own so now imma big boy...

    Imma hold out till my girlfriend's feet get frostbite... which, if you ask her, happened last week.

    Then Imma throw her a pair of thicker socks.
    This. Is. The. Way. What kind of thermostats you rocking? You should be able to get a discount on learning thermostats through mass saves.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Yeah imma give mass save a call at some point. I'd like to insulate over the top of the garage since all the walls are but the ceiling isn't. And I don't think there's the standard thickness over the ceilings in the rest of the house either.

    I looked at www.masssave.com and it looks like they're only doing VIRTUAL consultations now? I was under the assumption they would come out to your house... Musta changed that at some point?

    Current thermostats are a pair of these doohickeys. The LuxPro PSP 511 LCA.
    I haven't even begun to learn about em yet.

    https://pro.luxproducts.com/wp-conte...NG_Manual1.pdf

    Unfortunately we've got a separate one for the central air system... some kinda Carrier Infinity unit, but wudevs.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Turned the mini split on to quickly warm up the house this morning. Radiant and baseboard are still off, though (even though my furnace is always on...). Need to finally bring the wood in this weekend.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    I could not be happier with my hybrid oil/heatpump FHA system with ecobee learning tstat. I just set a high and a low temp and forget it. AC or heat reacts appropriately. In the shoulder moths heat is via the electric heat pump, when it gets below freezing it switches to oil. I gave up on being miserly with the tstat. House is comfy, I'm happy.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    ACs came out today, used heat last night.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I could not be happier with my hybrid oil/heatpump FHA system with ecobee learning tstat. I just set a high and a low temp and forget it. AC or heat reacts appropriately. In the shoulder moths heat is via the electric heat pump, when it gets below freezing it switches to oil. I gave up on being miserly with the tstat. House is comfy, I'm happy.
    That's good to hear. Replacing my 1965 lennox FHA oil furnace this winter for Heatpump with propane backup. Working from home more now, so I really want central air, and there's like $1000/ton rebates in CT on switching to heatpump.

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    Yeah imma give mass save a call at some point. I'd like to insulate over the top of the garage since all the walls are but the ceiling isn't. And I don't think there's the standard thickness over the ceilings in the rest of the house either.

    I looked at www.masssave.com and it looks like they're only doing VIRTUAL consultations now? I was under the assumption they would come out to your house... Musta changed that at some point?

    Current thermostats are a pair of these doohickeys. The LuxPro PSP 511 LCA.
    I haven't even begun to learn about em yet.

    https://pro.luxproducts.com/wp-conte...NG_Manual1.pdf

    Unfortunately we've got a separate one for the central air system... some kinda Carrier Infinity unit, but wudevs.
    They do FaceTime/Zoom and then they come to finalize and take measurements

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    I broke down and turned the heat on when I got home from work today. It was 64 in the old farm house and felt damp. Ill keep it on for the month of October, November 1st the oil gets shut off for the next 6 months and we switch to wood.

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    Looks like the house bottomed out at 59 this morning. It's back up to 60 now. I guess I should pull the air conditioners out.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    What type of oil are you guys burning in your furnaces? Rotella?

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    What type of oil are you guys burning in your furnaces? Rotella?

    I've been known to burn diesel in it when I've run out before

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    I've been known to burn diesel in it when I've run out before
    Same. Otherwise coconut oil. My furnace is vegan.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    What type of oil are you guys burning in your furnaces? Rotella?
    sometimes, I have a drip system setup to get rid of drain oil in my wood furnace, but don't use it much, cause I don't do much of my own mechanic work, I do have 5 gal of used hydraulic fluid from my Toe-Hoe

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

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    What type of oil are you guys burning in your furnaces? Rotella?
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    This thread could have easily been “who lives with kids in their house” lol

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    This thread could have easily been “who lives with kids in their house” lol
    I am kinda confused on the heat part with kids... Did you have a warm house growing up? I know mine wasn't and we all survived. What's the logic here?

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I am kinda confused on the heat part with kids... Did you have a warm house growing up? I know mine wasn't and we all survived. What's the logic here?
    Happy wife, happy life?

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    I started a fire yesterday, only cause I was working in the cold damp cellar working on my hot water heater, too hot to sleep last night cause of it

    gonna have to figure out a new way to start fires, for the past 20 years or more, I bought cheap Grade D shingles used for shimming, a couple shingles split up was all the kindling I needed to go right to big chunks, when a bundle was $7 , then they went to $9, then $13 last year, still worth it, 2 bundles last me the season. I knew they were going to be more this year....$39 for Grade D, more than premium shingles were just a year ago, Fuck that. gonna have to start Stoneman's splitter up again, and make me a barrel of fine splits, I als have some real dry hemlock branches. that I was going to use for fire pit fires

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I am kinda confused on the heat part with kids... Did you have a warm house growing up? I know mine wasn't and we all survived. What's the logic here?
    Ya a lot of things were done different 30 years ago. People also used to not have car seats and survived.
    But yes. I have a newborn at home and I’d rather follow the doctors advice about what temperature the house needs to be in for her.

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    And that of course.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    Ya a lot of things were done different 30 years ago. People also used to not have car seats and survived.
    But yes. I have a newborn at home and I’d rather follow the doctors advice about what temperature the house needs to be in for her.

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    And that of course.
    I'm curious as to what cooler temps would possibly cause.

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    Re: Heat on for the season...

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I'm curious as to what cooler temps would possibly cause.
    Stubbornness apparently?

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