No,they are thinking about conserving electricity usage,while others are
concerned about their home's environment despite a slightly higher electric
bill.They might choose to economize or conserve elsewhere;different
On 5 Aug 2006 16:29:30 +0200, Wayne Boatwright
<wayneboatwright_at_gmail.com> wrote:>Oh pshaw, on Fri 04 Aug 2006 10:35:11a, JimL meant to say...
I tried to convince the woman of the house of that a few years ago.
She thinks her piano will be damaged if she lets the house get hot.
She also has some sort of humidifier or heater/humidifier she uses in
the winter (I hope she turns it off in the summer.) to keep the piano
from getting to dry.
My piano, a baby grand, is maybe 70 years old, maybe more, and no one
-- including my own very thrifty mother, who was especially good about
not damaging things -- has ever done anything to protect it from
temp*** or humidity or lack of it, and it is fine.** ***Of course
the furnace was set to 50 or 60 when we went out of town in the
winter, but that was more for the water pipes than the piano.
They are a very thrifty family otherwise. No fancy vacations, no
cruises, they just drive to the midwest to visit family once a year.
(Although this year only there was another one 10 day vacation to see
their son overseas.)
Anyhow, I made my point about the AC and she was totally unmoved. If
I hadn't said anything before about the AC, I wouldn't have felt the
need to be so well prepared when I tell her it is a waste to run the
fans. I'm still scared to raise the topic, but I will. It's a waste
in 3 different ways to run the fans when no one is there. 4 if you
count wearing out the fans. This woman has two PhD's and she not
stupid either, so I still expect she'll have thought of a reason it is
a good idea to run the fans, and she'll give me that cold look/cold
tone of voice she has when she contradicts someone. Otherwise she's
very nice. :) And so is her husband and kids, who I do things with.
**I used to tune it twice a year, because of weather changes, but even
if one doesn't, it can be brought up to tune after years by tuning it
twice. (The strings are tightened most of the way the first time
through, and the tension on the strings is kept even to not damage the
harp. Then it is tuned again -- it can be right away, a minute later
-- to get the strings fully tight and the pitches fully right.)
On Fri, 04 Aug 2006 17:10:45 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
I meant, Is there any good reason for my friends to run the fans when
they are out of town? Sorry about that.
There was no one there. I can see now how it reads as if the dog was
there -- sorry about that -=- but she's doesn't come up as high as the
thermostat mounted on the wall.
On 4 Aug 2006 15:25:52 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Yes, I think you're right. Another reason not to run the fans when no
one taller is home.
(Originally they wanted me to leave the dog at their house and come
over 3 times a day. It's only 4 minutes by car, but I was smart enough
to say no to that.)
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