Maybe you folks can settle this, where we live is about -20C this time
of year, before I go to bed I crank the thermostat down as far as it
will go, meaning that the house will be about 13-15C in the morning at
this temp, 15-17C if it's around -10 or so outside. We keep the house
about +20 during the day when we are home.
Wifey HATES getting up to a house that cold, and tell me it is costing
us more in the long run to heat the house back up to 20 or so than it
would if we just let it fall to 17-18 range during the night.
Who is right here, her or me?
You. Basically the losses from the house while you two
are sleeping are considerably lower than they would be
if you didnt adjust the thermostat when going to bed.
You can get thermostats that have two settings and you
can specify the time that each setting applys for, so you
can have it warm the house back to 20 say an hour
before you normally get up, so she wouldnt notice the
lower temp overnight except getting up for a piss etc.
Hes talking about Smart Recovery, or the like, where the unit learns the
temp rise in the home over a given period of time and adjusts the settings
automatically in leu of the programmed settings so that if hes got it set
for say...75F at 7am, its 75F at 7am, not starting its burn at 7am from
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