Thermostat troubles !!!

@uath13 (8207)
United States
April 7, 2008 12:12pm CST
It's spring so the temperatures range from the 40's to 80's around here. I live in a pretty recent home with a digital thermometer. It's programabable so you can have the temperature be set by the hour & day. Problem is you have to manually flip the switch from cool to heat. WTF? Last night it was 79 degrees in the house so the air was on ( we keep it set at 74 ). This morning the temp outside dropped to 45. I crawled out of bed to a 60 degree house . Shesh, what a shock after a warm bed. I immediatly turned the heat on. Now watch when I get home it'll be 80 degrees & I'll have to switch it back to cool. WHY, when I have a digital programable thermometer am I having to flip that bloody switch? Could they not have a temperature range you could set like 72-76 & the heat & air would come on at the appropriate time? I don't get it, are all the ones used in my area just cheap or something? Is your thermostat like that? Do you find it annoying?
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
Gosh I don't have a thermostat like that. But then I can't make my house cool. I don't have air conditioning. Just heat. So I try to keep it at about 20C or about 68F. But we sometimes find it hard to regulate.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Reminds me I should be thankful for what I have. Guess I am getting a bit spoiled after all.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
10 Apr 08
Keep in mind Utah the 36 hours a year the temp goes over 80F here in Cape Breton. LOL It's almost like selling ice to polar bears.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I know what you mean and no I have not seen any where it auto switches between heat and a/c. I know my area in the spring we often have the heat on at night and the a/c during the day but thankfully this year we seemed to have by passed it. We haven't had to turn the a/c on yet which really helps with the electric bill and we haven't had to turn on the heat in several weeks. A week or so ago it got touchy but I refused to, just bundled up more. It would be nice if we could auto set it for a certain range and it would determine which had to flip on itself to whichever is needed. Sure make life easier.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
7 Apr 08
It's been kinda one extreme to the other where I am. Right now the air is on but in the morning it'll likely be 45 degrees again. I'm going to have to do some research & find out if they make a better version I can change over too.
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Good luck. I hope you can find something that works. Normally we get weather like that in February here but this year was a bit different. We had the cold but not the high heats which was nice on the electric bill.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
9 Apr 08
We have a thermostat that you have to flip the switch between air, heat and off however once I set the temp it only kicks on when it reaches that temp. I do like that we finally got in a place with central air...it makes the summers so much easier. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Yea, it is nice, just need to upgrade that switch. Thanks for replying.
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@eanna13 (133)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Got to love that Tennessee winter/spring "what is it?" weather
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Don't you mean fall/spring? We didn't really have a winter.
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