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The return should suck more

Skill levelĀ skill2

We had turned off the heat in the house while we were gone for a few days (which saves a lot of electricity, by the way) and turned it back on using a web app about three hours before we returned. That remote control of the temperature is a very handy feature.

Energy usage chart shows how setting back the thermostat can save big time
Energy usage chart shows how setting back the thermostat can save big time. The wavy brown line is the outdoor temperature and the red area is when the heat is on while we are there over a winter weekend.

Normally it takes 2 – 3 hours to get the house back up to a comfortable room temperature if we let it get down into the 50s. It was pretty chilly outside when we arrived and my ever-loving wife, “Gladys” (not her real name), said it felt good to be inside. The indoor temperature, however, was still in the lower 60s downstairs. Upstairs was fine, Continue reading The return should suck more