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Old 03-05-2020, 05:48 PM   #16
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FYI: humidity transfers temperature, like wires transfers electricity. adjusting the humidity can greatly effect the "feel" of the temp, without changing the temp. perfect humidity for most people is 50% adjust it to where you like it, then write those setting down. so if you had to start over, you'd have a reference point.
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Old 03-06-2020, 04:16 AM   #17
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FYI: humidity transfers temperature, like wires transfers electricity. adjusting the humidity can greatly effect the "feel" of the temp, without changing the temp. perfect humidity for most people is 50% adjust it to where you like it, then write those setting down. so if you had to start over, you'd have a reference point.



Humidity doesn't transfer temperature. It can make you feel like the temperature changed, but it doesn't actually change the temp.


50% RH in winter is too high, unless your in a swimming pool room.
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Old 03-06-2020, 08:06 AM   #18
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This reminds me of the time we (in New England) started getting energy-saving tips from the Florida company which bought the company I worked for.

Things like "set your thermostat at 77F" were pretty comical when it was below 0F outside. And when traveling to the home office this time of year, it really was exactly like this:

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Old 03-07-2020, 12:32 AM   #19
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I like cool temps. That said, I have whatever temp is comfortable. I worked for 40+ years to provide myself with a comfortable life, so I live it.
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I have a uncle who has never touched the T. Stat in is house since it was installed................................20+ years ago!
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The "normal" set point for air conditioning systems is 22˚C (72˚F).
This is quite annoying, since,
if dressed for Summer temperatures outdoors, this is too cool and
if dressed for Winter temperatures outdoors, this is too warm.

(I find it annoying that, if I visit a movie theatre in Summer wearing light clothing, it is necessary for me to take a jacket, in case I am too cold to enjoy the movie.)
While I do not know about North America, when visiting London late in the year the temperatures in the department stores are ridiculously high, considering how one needs to dress for the outdoor temperatures encountered at that time of year

Therefore, i suggest that it depends upon the way in which you dress.
If you are dressed for a brief excursion into the outdoors (such as to collect the mail),
the temperature indoors may be set at up to 2 C (4˚F) below 22˚C (72˚F) in Winter and
up to 2˚C (4˚F) above 22˚C (72˚F) in Summer.

This will save you money on your energy bills and that is what we do.

Of course, the extremes of temperature here are usually only between 3˚C and 40˚C .

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Old 03-07-2020, 07:36 AM   #22
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When the wife is away I keep the house at 17C , near surgery room temperature, to protect myself from Coronavirus.In the summer weather I've attempted to set it 28C and when she complains about being too warm I mention taking her clothes off, but that hasn't worked either.
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I have an old fashioned manual thermostat. I adjust it to be comfortable at any given time. It depends on what I am doing and what I am wearing. It is usually about 71 day and 68 night year round.

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Old 03-07-2020, 09:24 AM   #24
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In hot weather I've learned the value of ceiling fans and a Spot of Tea with the stat on 78F.
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