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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby Doctor Detroit » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:59 pm

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middle aged female wrote:Seriously, with the way it feels out today, I thought I needed to bring this thread back to the top of the list. I haven't caved yet, but if it gets much colder, all bets are off


It's sunny and almost 70 out, where are you from?

It was fucking freezing in my living room when I wrote that. And it's going to be about 50 tonight


Finally dropped to a low of 72 overnight....AC was not running 24-7. Which is nice.


Boo-fucking-hoo.

I live in a functioning city half way between the Atlantic Ocean and The Great Smoky Mountains and I have to run my AC a lot.


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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby The Beav » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:46 am

I wake up this morning. It's 66 in the house and I'm walking around in shorts. Comfy. Why in the dead of winter am I fucking freezing when the thermostat is set to heat up the house to 68 from 53 in the mornings? Relative humidity?
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby Random Douchebag » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:30 pm

The Beav wrote:I wake up this morning. It's 66 in the house and I'm walking around in shorts. Comfy. Why in the dead of winter am I fucking freezing when the thermostat is set to heat up the house to 68 from 53 in the mornings? Relative humidity?

Did you forget to divide by 2? Or to take into account per capita?
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby D-Day » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:15 pm

So I woke up this morning to a 59 degree house because I left the windows in the back of the house open (moo, moo, my bad). No problem. I'll just turn the furnace on and heat the house up and Mrs. D-Day (who was still crashed) will never be the wiser. Flip the thermostat and..........

Nothing. Fuck.

Always remember, friends and neighbors, when you replace the thermostat you need to tighten the screw down on the wire slot for the other red wire (the slot that is jumpered) or your furnace won't turn on. Failure to do so, subjects you to a much greater risk of a heart attack

Also, did I just disqualify myself from being in the running for being the last on to turn my heat on, even if I turned it on for a half hour and then turned it off again?
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby The Beav » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:27 pm

D-Day wrote:So I woke up this morning to a 59 degree house because I left the windows in the back of the house open (moo, moo, my bad). No problem. I'll just turn the furnace on and heat the house up and Mrs. D-Day (who was still crashed) will never be the wiser. Flip the thermostat and..........

Nothing. Fuck.

Always remember, friends and neighbors, when you replace the thermostat you need to tighten the screw down on the wire slot for the other red wire (the slot that is jumpered) or your furnace won't turn on. Failure to do so, subjects you to a much greater risk of a heart attack

Also, did I just disqualify myself from being in the running for being the last on to turn my heat on, even if I turned it on for a half hour and then turned it off again?


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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby middle aged female » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:03 pm

D-Day wrote:So I woke up this morning to a 59 degree house because I left the windows in the back of the house open (moo, moo, my bad). No problem. I'll just turn the furnace on and heat the house up and Mrs. D-Day (who was still crashed) will never be the wiser. Flip the thermostat and..........

Nothing. Fuck.

Always remember, friends and neighbors, when you replace the thermostat you need to tighten the screw down on the wire slot for the other red wire (the slot that is jumpered) or your furnace won't turn on. Failure to do so, subjects you to a much greater risk of a heart attack

Also, did I just disqualify myself from being in the running for being the last on to turn my heat on, even if I turned it on for a half hour and then turned it off again?

I already caved, so at least you're not the first.
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby Amadeus » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:19 am

middle aged female wrote:
D-Day wrote:So I woke up this morning to a 59 degree house because I left the windows in the back of the house open (moo, moo, my bad). No problem. I'll just turn the furnace on and heat the house up and Mrs. D-Day (who was still crashed) will never be the wiser. Flip the thermostat and..........

Nothing. Fuck.

Always remember, friends and neighbors, when you replace the thermostat you need to tighten the screw down on the wire slot for the other red wire (the slot that is jumpered) or your furnace won't turn on. Failure to do so, subjects you to a much greater risk of a heart attack

Also, did I just disqualify myself from being in the running for being the last on to turn my heat on, even if I turned it on for a half hour and then turned it off again?

I already caved, so at least you're not the first.


I was probably the first, but you know what they say, "happy wife, happy life." We turned ours on at the beginning of October to keep our 19 year-old cat comfortable.
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:15 am

Temperatures are forecast to be in the 90s, the AC at home is not cooling the house, and my wife is fit to be tied. She's thinking that a little magic from the local HVAC contractor will make everything right, but the system is probably 30 years old and I keep thinking of the coworker who just paid $7K to replace the system in his Royal Oak bungalow. Eeep. Personally, AC isn't for me unless I'm at work and need to think, but this may not be a battle that I can win. Postpone, maybe, but win: unlikely.
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby Morty » Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:34 pm

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:Temperatures are forecast to be in the 90s, the AC at home is not cooling the house, and my wife is fit to be tied. She's thinking that a little magic from the local HVAC contractor will make everything right, but the system is probably 30 years old and I keep thinking of the coworker who just paid $7K to replace the system in his Royal Oak bungalow. Eeep. Personally, AC isn't for me unless I'm at work and need to think, but this may not be a battle that I can win. Postpone, maybe, but win: unlikely.


I had my HVAC pals come give the system at Casa D'Morty a charge. Our crib was built with hot water baseboard heat, which is great in the winter, but leaves you with no ductwork to hook AC to. About 10 years ago we were awash in IRS tax refund cash and had the attic-mounted high pressure system installed at about $7K, it now has a small leak in the evaporator coils due to the poor drainage design of the unit, and it leaks out refrigerant slowly. The last recharge was about 4 years ago, crossing our fingers that this charge gets us through this summer season. The new evaporator coil set up is $3,500 to replace, and lets just say Uncle Sam ain't cuttin' those checks like that these days. My HVAC friend's company sent out a young man who introduced himself as "____'s son" and I had a flashback to his father showing us baby pictures of this youngin' back in the late 90s.
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby D-Day » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:00 pm

Morty wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:Temperatures are forecast to be in the 90s, the AC at home is not cooling the house, and my wife is fit to be tied. She's thinking that a little magic from the local HVAC contractor will make everything right, but the system is probably 30 years old and I keep thinking of the coworker who just paid $7K to replace the system in his Royal Oak bungalow. Eeep. Personally, AC isn't for me unless I'm at work and need to think, but this may not be a battle that I can win. Postpone, maybe, but win: unlikely.


I had my HVAC pals come give the system at Casa D'Morty a charge. Our crib was built with hot water baseboard heat, which is great in the winter, but leaves you with no ductwork to hook AC to. About 10 years ago we were awash in IRS tax refund cash and had the attic-mounted high pressure system installed at about $7K, it now has a small leak in the evaporator coils due to the poor drainage design of the unit, and it leaks out refrigerant slowly. The last recharge was about 4 years ago, crossing our fingers that this charge gets us through this summer season. The new evaporator coil set up is $3,500 to replace, and lets just say Uncle Sam ain't cuttin' those checks like that these days. My HVAC friend's company sent out a young man who introduced himself as "____'s son" and I had a flashback to his father showing us baby pictures of this youngin' back in the late 90s.



Someone on here (James Scott) recommended that I replace the capacitor on ours and that worked. It went out a couple years later, but it was a $20 fix and I was able to do it myself.....

Might think about that first
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby Toolbox » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:23 am

D-Day wrote:
Morty wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:Temperatures are forecast to be in the 90s, the AC at home is not cooling the house, and my wife is fit to be tied. She's thinking that a little magic from the local HVAC contractor will make everything right, but the system is probably 30 years old and I keep thinking of the coworker who just paid $7K to replace the system in his Royal Oak bungalow. Eeep. Personally, AC isn't for me unless I'm at work and need to think, but this may not be a battle that I can win. Postpone, maybe, but win: unlikely.


I had my HVAC pals come give the system at Casa D'Morty a charge. Our crib was built with hot water baseboard heat, which is great in the winter, but leaves you with no ductwork to hook AC to. About 10 years ago we were awash in IRS tax refund cash and had the attic-mounted high pressure system installed at about $7K, it now has a small leak in the evaporator coils due to the poor drainage design of the unit, and it leaks out refrigerant slowly. The last recharge was about 4 years ago, crossing our fingers that this charge gets us through this summer season. The new evaporator coil set up is $3,500 to replace, and lets just say Uncle Sam ain't cuttin' those checks like that these days. My HVAC friend's company sent out a young man who introduced himself as "____'s son" and I had a flashback to his father showing us baby pictures of this youngin' back in the late 90s.



Someone on here (James Scott) recommended that I replace the capacitor on ours and that worked. It went out a couple years later, but it was a $20 fix and I was able to do it myself.....

Might think about that first



A cap is not going to fix a leaky coil.

I assume you have a mini split system. Probably looking around $6k for the unit plus install on a multi zone kit.
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby Morty » Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:51 pm

Toolbox wrote:
D-Day wrote:
Morty wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:Temperatures are forecast to be in the 90s, the AC at home is not cooling the house, and my wife is fit to be tied. She's thinking that a little magic from the local HVAC contractor will make everything right, but the system is probably 30 years old and I keep thinking of the coworker who just paid $7K to replace the system in his Royal Oak bungalow. Eeep. Personally, AC isn't for me unless I'm at work and need to think, but this may not be a battle that I can win. Postpone, maybe, but win: unlikely.


I had my HVAC pals come give the system at Casa D'Morty a charge. Our crib was built with hot water baseboard heat, which is great in the winter, but leaves you with no ductwork to hook AC to. About 10 years ago we were awash in IRS tax refund cash and had the attic-mounted high pressure system installed at about $7K, it now has a small leak in the evaporator coils due to the poor drainage design of the unit, and it leaks out refrigerant slowly. The last recharge was about 4 years ago, crossing our fingers that this charge gets us through this summer season. The new evaporator coil set up is $3,500 to replace, and lets just say Uncle Sam ain't cuttin' those checks like that these days. My HVAC friend's company sent out a young man who introduced himself as "____'s son" and I had a flashback to his father showing us baby pictures of this youngin' back in the late 90s.



Someone on here (James Scott) recommended that I replace the capacitor on ours and that worked. It went out a couple years later, but it was a $20 fix and I was able to do it myself.....

Might think about that first


Two different discussions going here. I'm the one with the leaky coil, my capacitor is fine, so far. My system is the attic-mounted high pressure system, one evaporator coil. The housing in the attic has the evaporator coil in one housing, the fan in another, and the two are passed through the opening created in the hallway ceiling for the return duct, then joined together. The output is fed to ducts, then to 2" outlets in the ceilings. It was the only way to economically get air conditioning in our house, which was built with hot water baseboard heat. I know the system you speak of, Mitsubishi makes those small units that are placed up high along a wall, everything having to do with those is frightfully expensive. So far our leak is slow enough that we can put off the inevitable..................a little while longer.




A cap is not going to fix a leaky coil.

I assume you have a mini split system. Probably looking around $6k for the unit plus install on a multi zone kit.
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby middle aged female » Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:25 pm

Morty wrote:
Toolbox wrote:
D-Day wrote:
Morty wrote:
frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
Morty wrote:Temperatures are forecast to be in the 90s, the AC at home is not cooling the house, and my wife is fit to be tied. She's thinking that a little magic from the local HVAC contractor will make everything right, but the system is probably 30 years old and I keep thinking of the coworker who just paid $7K to replace the system in his Royal Oak bungalow. Eeep. Personally, AC isn't for me unless I'm at work and need to think, but this may not be a battle that I can win. Postpone, maybe, but win: unlikely.


I had my HVAC pals come give the system at Casa D'Morty a charge. Our crib was built with hot water baseboard heat, which is great in the winter, but leaves you with no ductwork to hook AC to. About 10 years ago we were awash in IRS tax refund cash and had the attic-mounted high pressure system installed at about $7K, it now has a small leak in the evaporator coils due to the poor drainage design of the unit, and it leaks out refrigerant slowly. The last recharge was about 4 years ago, crossing our fingers that this charge gets us through this summer season. The new evaporator coil set up is $3,500 to replace, and lets just say Uncle Sam ain't cuttin' those checks like that these days. My HVAC friend's company sent out a young man who introduced himself as "____'s son" and I had a flashback to his father showing us baby pictures of this youngin' back in the late 90s.

Someone on here (James Scott) recommended that I replace the capacitor on ours and that worked. It went out a couple years later, but it was a $20 fix and I was able to do it myself.....

Might think about that first






A cap is not going to fix a leaky coil.

I assume you have a mini split system. Probably looking around $6k for the unit plus install on a multi zone kit.


Two different discussions going here. I'm the one with the leaky coil, my capacitor is fine, so far. My system is the attic-mounted high pressure system, one evaporator coil. The housing in the attic has the evaporator coil in one housing, the fan in another, and the two are passed through the opening created in the hallway ceiling for the return duct, then joined together. The output is fed to ducts, then to 2" outlets in the ceilings. It was the only way to economically get air conditioning in our house, which was built with hot water baseboard heat. I know the system you speak of, Mitsubishi makes those small units that are placed up high along a wall, everything having to do with those is frightfully expensive. So far our leak is slow enough that we can put off the inevitable..................a little while longer.


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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby Morty » Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:09 am

Update: AC unit kicking ass, doing a fine job.
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Re: Thermostat Setting

Postby Toolbox » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:26 am

Morty wrote:Update: AC unit kicking ass, doing a fine job.


Ours was installed yesterday... House never had it... Will make it way more saleable.
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