Thermostat mysteries. It's warm in the house even though it's cool outside.
My partner and I have this argument all the time.
We normally keep the thermostat at 73º over night.
Tonight It's 68º outside so the windows are open. Yet the thermostat currently reads 78º and it still feels warm [italic] inside [/italic] the house.
When I say, "It feels warm- let's turn on the air to sleep", my partner snaps at me,[italic] "It is 60º outside!" [/italic]
Ok yeah, but no. It is 65º, actually. The point is moot, however, because we have no cross breeze and it is still warm [italic]inside[/italic]. The thermostat is still reading 78º. I can see it from here. But that doesn't matter, apparently, because [italic]outside [/italic] it is nice.
So why don't we have the air on?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/18/2013|
Y'all need to buy one of these, OP.
Air King makes a good and powerful one. Put in any window and raise the windows in your bedroom.
I have one and I use it extensively in the spring and fall. It is heaven sleeping with the windows open with no air conditioning and the cool breeze flowing through the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/17/2013|
Turn on the FAN option.
Kevin Spacey will come and wave a fan at you while he ties up your husband and molests him.
Turn off A/C and move it to FAN only. It will move the hot inside air outside.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/17/2013|
Yes, I find that watching the music video for "Pop Musik" instantly makes it cooler inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/17/2013|
If he doesn't want the A/C on, at east turn on the fan, maybe it will bring the cool air in.
If it's humid, turn on the air for awhile.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/17/2013|
Your building has retained heat from previous hot days. Your bodies create heat.
Leaving the window open will not lower the temperature by much more than a degree or two by morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/17/2013|
You're in Georgia or Florida aren't you?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/17/2013|
If you have an attic, I'd recommend an attic fan on a thermostat. Since putting one in, we've found our house gets cooler much more quickly in the evening.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/17/2013|
OP - so turn the A/C on. Problem solved.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/17/2013|
To start with, ditch that thin-blooded fool. It's impossible to sleep in a hot room.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/17/2013|
Last time I had my AC worked on, the tech (who provided jerk-off material for weeks) told me not to run it when it dropped below 70 outside. Bad for the motor or something. I tuned out early in the conversation.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/17/2013|
Fuck him. Turn the AC on.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/17/2013|
You have really strong insulation.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/17/2013|
Camp in the backyard, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/17/2013|
The heat's coming from *inside* the house!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/17/2013|
Put at least one fan in a window to circulate the air better when you open the windows at night. You'd love the white fan noise and cool breeze in your bedroom, perfect sleeping conditions.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/17/2013|
Use one of these when it's cooler outside than it is inside.
Why pay $$ to cool your bedroom with air conditioning when a window fan will do the same job at 1/10th the cost?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/17/2013|
Bought 2 cheap window fans at KMart. They work wonders.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/17/2013|
Lowes tells you how to do it in the video linked.
I recommend installing your fan in a unused room's window the farthest from your sleeping chamber.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/17/2013|
Slept with my windows open last night due to the freak August cold front we've been enjoying for the past few days.
I used my window fan to pull in the cool night time air.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/18/2013|
Greenhouse effect. Heat can get in through the window but can't get out. Just like global warming.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/18/2013|
It got to a balmy 88 degrees last night
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/18/2013|
Paging Jessica Fletcher. She'll track down the issue. My theory; the heat from all those decomposing bodies in the basement are raising the temp.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/18/2013|