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  • ARE NIGHT SETBACK THERMOSTATS WORTHWHILE?

    YES!
  • Problems with two apartments sharing one heating source

    When two apartments share the same heat source and only have one thermometer, someone is always unhappy. If the thermostat is upstairs, the downstairs people are too cold, and if the thermostat is downstairs, the upsatirs people have to open the windows, to keep from getting cooked although thos...
  • Radiant Heating Systems for Homes

    Radiant Heating and Convection Heating are the two primary types of ways we heat our houses. FORCED AIR HEATINGConvection heating means moving hot air -- what we usually call a forced air heating system simply heats air and moves it around the house through a system of fans and ducts.  Forced air...
  • Thermostat reacting to kitchen heat

    Alan in Ottawa, Ontario is complaining about the air conditioning going all the time because the thermostat seems to be reacting to the kitchen heat, and the upper and lower floors of his house do not have an even temperature at all.Two problems here. First the thermostat should not be near any ...
  • How can I stop the ping noise in my baseboard electric heaters?

    One viewer has tried loosening the screws that hold the heater to the wall to stop that ping noise, to no avail. No, that is not where it is rubbing. There will always be a little bit of metal expansion noise when a baseboard heater goes quickly from totally cold to maximum hot, but it can be m...
  • Will a setback thermostat work with radiant heat?

    Automatic set back thermostats will drop the house temperature during the night and bring it back up before you get out of bed in the morning, saving you significant heating dollars. But do they work with radiant heat?The answer is yes and no -- don't you love that?If your radiant heat is a very...
  • Critical Temperatures for Household Appliances

    There are a number of appliances around the house that have user or trade adjustable temperatures and it is not always simple to get them right.Hot Water HeatersMost Hot Water heaters for domestic hot water are factory set to 66deg C. ( 150F ). This is actually hot enough to scald someone so legi...
  • What temperature should a house be when you are gone for the winter?

    Jim from London, Ontario is wondering what temperature he should leave his thermostat while he migrates south for the winter. The short answer is 55 degrees F, or about 12 degrees C.That should keep the pipes from freezing, keep the humidity under control, keep the furniture from going through t...
  • WHY ARE THE TEMPERATURES OF THE BASEMENT SO DIFFERENT FROM THE REST OF THE HOUSE?

    There are four special temperature considerations in the basement.The air temperature in the basement is not always the same as that in the rest of the house. In a house with exterior basement insulation, the massive foundation wall is warm and slows down temperature changes (hotter or colder...
  • How far back should a set back thermostat be set?

    Jack wrote: I recently installed an electronic thermostat. I have it set for 21 degrees before bed and then down to 15 overnight. Someone told me I shouldn't have more than a 5 degree difference because the furnace would have to work harder in order to warm up the house in the morning, there...