Re: Maximum Effectiveness with a Programmable Thermostat
Not really. The longer the thermostat is set back and the lower the temperature the less frequent the heating system runs = a savings.
Originally Posted by Mclark
The run time that brings the temp up won't diminish the savings by much.
Though running non-stop for two hours sounds strange -- unless the up temperature is very high.
I have my setback at 60 then at 3:30 comes up to 69 -- the furnace runs for maybe 20 minutes.
At lot depends on how well insulated and air tight the living spaces are.
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