Alright, Who Left the Heat On?

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Old 07-17-13, 05:22 AM
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Alright, Who Left the Heat On?

Going to be another hot and humid day here. Radio said we're expecting to hit 40'C today (~104'F) with humidity.
We where in the 30's (86+'F) this morning at 5:30AM.
For those in the south, I'm North East of N46 W81 (google earth map at a scale of 5miles shows my town).

With the family gone for now for the next month, I'm going to hang my camping hammock from the main beams in the basement.
 
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Old 07-17-13, 08:31 AM
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That would be tow_guy, lol!

Next week's supposed to be a lot better!
 
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Old 07-17-13, 08:58 AM
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Hope it gets better here soon. No AC in this house (man do I ever miss it now).
Can't even blame it on humidity. We're only at about 68%.
 
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Old 07-17-13, 09:15 AM
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Get a window unit for you own sake mike.... Common sense , no???

Tomorrow be the hottest for us this week.. 95f with 62% humidity
 
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Old 07-17-13, 09:43 AM
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I've been looking at window units.
Unfortunately I'd need one per bedroom with the way the house is layed out.
I'm looking into (and saving) a central air solution to work with our current arrangement (no ducts as we're boiler heat).

Normally it's only a week or two of crazy hot, then it's back to mid 20's during the day, mid teens at night. When its like that, open the windows at night, close them during the day keeps the house livable.
 
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Old 07-17-13, 10:13 AM
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I hit 100 at my house a couple days ago. I'm happy my a/c is keeping up this summer with the heat. It seems my insulation project is paying off. I'm probably about half way done with it.

Mike, think about mini-splits, a high velocity system, or wall units. Wall units are far better than the window shakers because you have a better seal on the installation.

A big window unit might be worth your while for these really hot days. Stick it in the main area of your house and everyone can camp out at night for some relief while they sleep.
 
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Old 07-17-13, 10:48 AM
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My home is small... 1200 sq ft... 850 on first floor...
I have one 10k btu window unit cools the whole house. Blows from the kitchen directly down the hall to the other end...

I run on high fan on all the time. Set at 77f.. Its 78 in the house now.. 94F out and humid...When its gets real hot like this the unit rarley shuts down..

I guess I am sized right.....LOL...

9 amp unit.. Changed to heavier cord this yr. Last yr cord was getting very hot and running at 12 amps. Runs at about 7.5 amps now...

My electric bill is only $936 bucks a yr, as is my gas bill... I cant downsize no more...

A friend of mine has 2 - 4 ton units. His wife likes it cold to impress the neighbors... He just told me last week his electric bill was $450 for the month.... Or did he say $350?? IDK but it was one of those.....LOL..
 
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Two 4 ton units? How big is his house?
 
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Old 07-17-13, 11:43 AM
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Two 4 ton units? How big is his house?
I think 3500 square ft or around there. .. One is for up and one is for down...
 
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Old 07-20-13, 08:27 PM
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This was on Facebook.
 
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Old 07-20-13, 08:38 PM
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Forecast for tonight here is 40. I'm gonna keep the winders open and grab the comforter.
 
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Old 07-20-13, 08:42 PM
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We were supposed to get a cold front here first Friday and then Saturday. We didn't get squat. We didn't get a cold front or rain. It's 11:30 at night and still 80 degrees and crappy humidity.
 
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Good things come to those who wait. Humidity is down and a nice cool breeze from the north.
 
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Humidity is down but just a little and it didn't rain much yesterday but they are still forecasting rain for every day in the foreseeable future According to the weatherman the other night we only lack a few inches reaching our normal yearly rainfall total.
 
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I think Northern Mike can rest easy now. I'm pretty sure we don't live a huge distance apart and the temp has dropped significantly from the oven we were living in last week. Only crummy part was that the colder front coming in and hitting the warmer front brought some pretty serious weather and a tornado warning the other day.
 
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The weather turned to the good after the two fronts came in.
Sure made a mess in the back year with the tree next door. Had almost as much grass as I did branches from the tree.
That being said, was a perfect 20'C out today and sunny.
 
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Old 07-21-13, 08:01 PM
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I wish you all would send some rain my way. We were supposed to have rain. In fact, the weather indicator on the computer told me it was raining outside, it wasn't though. I just hope they ended up getting rain the mountains because there's been a major wildfire.
 
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The rain wasn't bad, but the wind...
There is a huge oak tree in the church yard next door. My yard is 98ft wide with a 4ft fence seporating it from the neighbor on the other side. There was branches scattered accross my hard, as well as the yard on the other side of the fence.
I'm going to have to use the chain saw to trim a couple of the fallen branches. Will make for camp fire wood.
 
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That sounds like my days in Oklahoma. I am glad you didn't end up with too much damage as sometimes those winds can really make you hurt. At least you get a little firewood out of it, going camping sounds pretty ideal right now.
 
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a/c off first time in a week or so..... Need to save my electric bill.... being on well and grass water/garden it adds up.....
 
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That sounds like my days in Oklahoma. I am glad you didn't end up with too much damage as sometimes those winds can really make you hurt. At least you get a little firewood out of it, going camping sounds pretty ideal right now.
Luckly the tree is too far from the house to reach it. If it did come down at the perfect angle, it may be just tall enough to reach the garage. I'd have to make a good donation to the church had that had happen. Would be the excuse to build my new garage sooner then originally planned.

a/c off first time in a week or so..... Need to save my electric bill.... being on well and grass water/garden it adds up.....
It's been nice here the last couple nights. Yesturday and this morning, was 6-8'C in the morning (5AM). Leave the windows open over night and closed during the day, and the house is ~70-72'F when I get home from work.
 
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Old 07-23-13, 06:05 AM
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Have gone two whole days now without rain. Very wet summer, I'll bet we've had 12" for the month easy. Average temp down due to all the rain and cloudiness, too.

LOL, don't know where they've been taking the measurements, but weather.com shows only 3.86" for the month with an average of 9.66. Geez, I've dumped 3 or 4" out of my rain gauge a couple of times this month and 1-2" a bunch of times.
 
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Have gone two whole days now without rain. Very wet summer, I'll bet we've had 12" for the month easy. Average temp down due to all the rain and cloudiness, too.

LOL, don't know where they've been taking the measurements, but weather.com shows only 3.86" for the month with an average of 9.66. Geez, I've dumped 3 or 4" out of my rain gauge a couple of times this month and 1-2" a bunch of times.
I'm thinking it's a used coffee cup left outside on a picnic table.
It's my best guess. Wouldn't think they would be so wrong with all that fancy gear collection dust at their weather stations.
 
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Old 07-24-13, 07:03 PM
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It felt like fall today. The pile of dried up pine trees burning added a nice fall scent to the air, too.
 
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Old 07-24-13, 07:26 PM
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Finally......it just went down to 70 degrees and 45% humidity....... a lil bit o' heaven
 
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It felt like fall today.
Here too. I have a bad feeling I'll be snowblowing on Halloween.
 
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Old 07-25-13, 04:34 AM
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It's been 6-8'C here the last few mornings and low to mid 20'C during the day.
Loving it.
Would be better at ~10-15'C at night and ~25'C during the day, but I'm not going to complain at all.
 
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Old 07-25-13, 05:44 AM
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It feels like Fall here, this morning. Refreshing!
I was getting tired of that heat and humidity.
 
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