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Old 12-11-10, 08:28 AM   #17
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Default I'm acclimated!!!

It was chilly yesterday but got up to 25F about noon time.
Weather history here. Weather Station History : Weather Underground

And it's stayed around 25F for the last 20 hours. However, it was movie night in the den.
I wanted to be warm to watch the new version of "Clash of the Titans".
So, we had the free-flow on early in the evening to take the chill out..
Once the storage water temp dropped down a bit, after the movie, I ran the oil a little more.
We had 170deg F hotwater at 10PM and the burner was back in the timer..

It was in free flow at bed time. Big mistake. I woke up this morning at 04:30 and
it was about 68 in the bedroom. A bit too warm. Need 65-66 now that I'm acclimated.
I looked at the meter, in 4.5 hours we had only used about 2 kWh!

It's after 8AM now, and it's reading 3.55 kwh (for 8 hours=444w per hour).

So, using the house as a Dump-Load for the extra water heat saves some power during the night..
And can make it a bit too warm to sleep with a lot of covers..

The timer came on at 7:30 to 8:00 this morning and ran the temp up from 70F to 142F.
Which should be fine. And we might even get some extra BTUs from the
new 400w PV today.. It will at least help counteract the hourly losses.

I never thought that I would ever want to sleep in 66F room at night..
And I never would have guessed, I would ever consider 25f mild weather..
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