It's 47 degrees -in- my house

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  1. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    The heater's been dead all winter. Until this week it never really hit 50 outside, but it's gotten colder and colder. Today I got home from work and I swear it's almost as cold in here as outside.

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    It's 47 in the hallway, which is pretty far from any of the really poorly insulated windows. It's probably 40 in my room and close to that in here (the computer area). I'm wearing long underwear and pants from REI, fleece socks, a hooded sweatshirt and a heavy snow jacket over that. I took my beanie off because it was annoying me and I'm about to put on some gloves. The heater should be fixed this week and I have a heated blanket which is good for sleeping. But damn, this kind of sucks.
  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Most the time, it's 60 in our place. we use small heaters (2) that will heat it up to 70 in about 40 minutes and then we turn one off. our electric bill went from 140 last year to 68 this year.....and it's colder this year!
  3. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    I'd love that temp when I'm sleeping. Bundling up is the best sleep... We don't get much of that in Miami, FL :p
  4. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    It's a toasty 69 in our apartment right now and 23ish outside. Though I'm still getting used to having a furnace versus a heater.

    *Flame flicks on*


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    *Air finally kicks in and starts blowing*
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    I agree with Bear. I dunno why but even though the heater is on (and I can't stand it if its hotter than say 72F) I still need a fan on to give me that "chill" factor I guess. Weird.
  6. Jamsan

    Jamsan Junior Member

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    Agreed on the cold bundling up sleeping.. I typically drop the heat down to around 60ish overnight, slightly warmer if it's extremely cold out. Best feeling in the world.
  7. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    SO much for global warming in this area...I keep my thermostat at 60 but once it hits 60 it warms up to 65. I really need to replace it with a digital version..............I'm still in a hoodie and sweatpants to keep me warm.
  8. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I'm at 65, but I'm sick. I'm wrapped up in a blanket and I can feel sweat going down me sometimes, but I am still cold.
  9. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    My place is cold.

    I have a wood stove, but almost no dry wood. It's lame, because I can get all the free firewood I want from my job, but of course none of it would be seasoned, it would all be fresh cut, so that does me no good. There are some baseboard heaters, but even those don't really get the place warm. The place is really poorly insulated, there are huge gaps in the front door that let cold air in, lots of other leaks, the windows are old single pane, and so on.

    I don't know how cold it is, but it would probably get down to 40 if I wasn't running the heaters. I need to get a thermometer though so I can see how warm it is in the place....

    It's going to be a kind of cold winter :(
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    Wood stoves put out incredible heat. Just gotta find some firewood I guess.
  11. couturedharlot

    couturedharlot couture with a chaser

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    i love my apartment. i have forced hot water heat through the old school cast iron coil radiators so i don't have to pay for heat while it's 20 degrees out in seattle...but i agree about the cold air while sleeping. since my bedroom is the closet, if i shut both doors it gets really cold cause there's a vent to the outside in their. sucks in the morning, but it's amazing for sleeping.
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  13. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I keep seeing those ads , haha.

    Ghetto.

    I'll stick with my sweatpants and sweatshirt thank you very much!
  14. GRP

    GRP oh snap

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    Yeah guys, I totally know what you mean. It was 80 down here today.

    Geez.
  15. krod

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    I grew up in Kentucky and miss the four seasons. I get tired of being hot all the time. I'm going back home for Christmas in a couple of days and can't wait to be cold. I don't think my kid has been cold in his entire life, it's going to be fun to see his reaction when he gets off the plane.
  16. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    geeez man youre blowing smoke in your living room!
    get some heat up in there before you get sick.

    goto walmart or lowes/home depot and buy yourself a nice electric heater at least
  17. Jackalope

    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    Holy crap! 47 degrees? where are you, the sun? That's burning up...my apartment is a brisk 18 degrees, I love it :)
  18. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I heat the place better with the two I got at the wally3world. One was 25 bux and the other was 30. they paid for themselves the first month. Fiddy, the good thing about all the compartmentalized spaces, is that you can close off the ones you don't need to heat, a blanket over the door is all it'd take.
    I got the lasco oscilating ceramic and the honeywell suround heater. Whole house heating for 1500-3000 watts.....each the same as a hair dryer.
    Walmart.com: For the Home: Heating & Cooling: Heaters
  19. Octane91

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    my bedroom connects to the attic so i have a 3' x 3' hole letting 9 degree air inside so my room is ice cold but the rest of the house is nice and warm
  20. Commissar Smersh

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    You need some tarpage dude.

    Haha, glad I wasn't the only one to think this.
  21. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    47 is pretty extreme, your house must really be poorly insulated. Even in frigid Ohio my house probably wouldn't hit that temperature for several weeks without heat.
  22. Octane91

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    ive tried that, the contractors who built the house didnt insulate the wall between the attic and my room (theres a 3'x3'x1/4" door in my closet that connects the attic) i put some fibreglass insulation and tyvek in the wall but it didnt do much. i think i need to seal off the door during the winter months.
  23. demonizeZ

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    This seem like a good project and it cut coast in heating and cooling. Be cool if some one here have this kind of system so we can get some exact numbers and first hand review on this. geothermal heat. I know alot of new complex that are being built are using this way of cooling and heating. That cut down the cost of living when it come to energy consumptions. And offcourse it helps the environment. Less green house gases and things of that nature.

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  24. tweakmonkey

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    18 degrees? So you don't have running water / toilets? :D

    I bundled up really well, I'm okay. But I did buy some red wine and warm slippers to go with my warm clothing. Wine's more power efficient than a heater for keeping warm and a lot more fun.

    We should have the heater fixed soon enough though.

    It is very poorly insulated. In the summer it's perfect, I had never used the AC even on 90 degree stretches. Some of the windows in the living room are thin plexiglass that you could literally punch out if you wanted to.
  25. Chair

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    47 isn't that bad man... my apartment is probably about 9C right now and I'm walkin' around bare-foot with no complaints

    oh and I've got the window open :p