robbie webber wrote:
lifelongmadison wrote:just dont turn down the heat too much.. it takes the furnace alot more time and energy to catch up with the low thermostat than it does to keep an even temp of 55-65.
Wrong. Call MG&E. Or a furnace expert. At least about the amount of energy needed. Obviously, it takes more time to warm up from 55 to 68 than it does to get from 65 to 68. That's what programmable thermostats are for, to warm up the house before you get out of bed.
I have asked multiple people that actually know what they are talking about. Every one has told me this is a myth. Every moment that you can turn down the heat, every degree you can lower it, saves money and energy.
Thank you Alder Queen of the Damned for you oh so insulting reply to my post. Glad your holier than thou attitude that has entertained thousands during council meetings equally entertains us here. If you had looked, OP was wondering what the impact would be if the heat was turned OFF at night and roomies used SPACE HEATERS INSTEAD. Obviously your experts at MGE would love for us all to turn off the furnace and use space heaters instead for the savings in money and energy.
I'm sure that as an expert yourself, all of other people with practical experience dealing with roomies and issues of heat and winter should just shut our mouths and call you instead.
http://www.ci.madison.wi.us/Council/doc ... roster.pdf
If I was misinformed, forgive me. What you could have used as a simple teachable moment you turn into a vitriolic 'You're just a know nothing'
post. Attack me and ignore the question. Politics has taught you well.