I'm sitting here in my skivvies, sweating. I turned the air conditioner off
an hour ago because it was getting cold in here.
This is November mind you. In the mountains of Virginia.
It got up reasonably warm today, maybe 70-something. It rained a lot, and
was generally overcast. Not very much solar radiation getting in to warm
the place up. Around 10:00 PM the heat became so intolerable that we
actually turned the A/C on and let it go for around half an hour.
So now it's about 1:00 AM. Somewhen between then and now the air has picked
heat back up from somewhere, and I'm scratching my head trying to figure it
out. It's back up to 81 degrees in here, and it was down to 71 at 10:00
PM. No sun in that time. No electric heat, no propane heat...
Could be waste heat from the big dehumidifier that has been chugging 24/7 in
the crawlspace for the last six months maybe.
Residual from the hot water heater that really needs replacing very soon
Still, adding all of this up, it's about 1500 sq. ft. of open space in here,
and it would take a lot of BTUs of heat to raise that much air by 10
Could it be a simple matter of body count? House empty all day, then four
big'uns, two little'uns and three furry'uns? (Three medium sized dogs.)
I won't be complaining about free heat in a few more weeks, mind you, but
it's a real mystery. I'm wondering if I have some problem developing.
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