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Old 01-03-2015, 01:53 PM   #3791
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If the heat from the bathroom raises the temperature at the thermostat to the set level, the thermostat will shut off the heat before the rest of the house is warmed. So if the thermostat is in a warmer than average location, the rest of the house will be cooler.

I have a similar problem because we have a town house on three levels. I have to adjust the vents in different rooms to maximize the effect the A/C in the summer and the heat in the winter.
We have a similar situation, three levels. We can regulate the main and top levels with some trickery, but the basement is much less consistent. What's nice is that it's cool in the summer, but in the winter when mom visits, she uses a space heater in the basement guest room. Luckily our thermostat is in a sensible location.
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:07 PM   #3792
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We have a similar situation, three levels. We can regulate the main and top levels with some trickery, but the basement is much less consistent. What's nice is that it's cool in the summer, but in the winter when mom visits, she uses a space heater in the basement guest room. Luckily our thermostat is in a sensible location.
Our basement level family room is the coolest in the summer and the warmest in the winter. The vents for this room are the first ones off the furnace/air conditioner so the hottest/coolest air hits there first, even with the two vents shut tight.
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:02 PM   #3793
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Why is it that idiot pet owners who leave their dogs out in 16 degree weather for an hour never lock themselves out of the house? If only...
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:28 PM   #3794
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Why is it that idiot pet owners who leave their dogs out in 16 degree weather for an hour never lock themselves out of the house? If only...
As I read your post I looked at my thermostat to see what the outdoor temp was and its exactly 16, we must live close, lol... supposed to be 0 to 1 tonight, fun fun fun, they delayed school for 2 hours tomorrow morning, I don't ever remember missing school because it was cold, these kids have it too easy, I used to walk to school up hill both ways in the snow year round...


PS, if anyone ever has any HVAC questions about heating and venting, feel free to ask, thats what I do, WELL, what I did, I sold my company and retired a short time ago, I retired very young {mid 30's}, still own a real estate company to manage my rental properties but I still know a bunch of stuff, so feel free to contact me with any questions, I specialised in high end housing , high efficiency heating and cooling systems, I still hold 3 states of licenses...
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The other day, I had to deal with two insurance companies and a mail order Rx company in order to straighten out a snafu with a new provider. This all took 2 hours and 30 minutes start to finish. Sadly, about 2 hours and 15 minutes of that time was spent on hold. Fortunately, with speaker phone, I could be doing other things while I waited.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:51 PM   #3796
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We never missed school because of weather, either. Sometimes the teachers didn't make it, but the students were always there.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:22 PM   #3797
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Did you walk to school, Carol? Around here many kids take the bus. When there's no equipment to clear the roads, it's very dangerous to put buses out there in old neighborhoods with narrow streets.
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I guess I was talking about all the 2 hr delays we're having around here because of the cold temperatures. Maybe it's because they now know more about the dangers of frostbite, but in 12 years of school, I never knew anyone who got frostbite on the way to and from school. The temperature isn't going to go up very much between 7 and 9 AM.
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I guess I was talking about all the 2 hr delays we're having around here because of the cold temperatures. Maybe it's because they now know more about the dangers of frostbite, but in 12 years of school, I never knew anyone who got frostbite on the way to and from school. The temperature isn't going to go up very much between 7 and 9 AM.
In my area the 2 hour delays are often related to problems getting the buses started. It also allows them to wait until the roads have been cleaned up and the rush hour is mostly over.

I walked to school and never minded the cold or worried about frostbite, of course that was in the days before windchill had been invented. When we did have a snow day we were always out playing much longer than the time it would have taken us to walk to school!
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This morning on the radio they had a school administrator on who said that the wind chill is not at bad at 9 as it is at 7 and that's why the delay.

Before Christmas we went to my grandson's school Christmas entertainment. It was a very cold and windy day. While we were waiting in line to get into the high school where the show was being held, we saw them walk the gradeschool kids across the parking lot from the elementary school to the high school. My grandson was the only one who had a hat on, and that was because he wore his Santa hat to school that day. I guess I'm just an old fashioned fuddy-duddy.
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