How BYC helps reduce my heating costs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by DuckLady, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    We live in a big 3 level house with the woodstove on the main (middle) level.
    The bedrooms and furnace is on the bottom level in the basement and my sewing studio is on the top floor.
    The basement is usually 15 to 25 degrees cooler than the main floor.

    We have 2 air returns to the furnace, which is always set on "house fan". One is on the main level where the wood stove is and one is in the basement ceiling (don't ask me why). So the warm air from the wood stove gets sucked in the main floor vent and heads to the basement where the vent there adds cold basement air to the mix to be blown back through the house. The vent is in closed position, but it was not helping.

    Tonight it is really cold out and the basement is cold too, despite the woodstove. It (finally) occurred to me to slap a couple magnetic bumperstickers on the vent to force the air to all come from the main floor vent!

    YAY for BYC!

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  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I was gonna say that I can turn the heat down a few degrees because my computer puts off heat......but your idea looks better [​IMG]
     
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Terrie, that's hilarious!! Love it! [​IMG]
     
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I love it!
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Hee hee! Magnets and stickers come to the rescue!!!!!
     
  6. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    This just may solve some of my heating issues. Thank you [​IMG]
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Ha ha ha! That is awesome! [​IMG]
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Great visual appeal! [​IMG]
     
  9. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Functional,.. and they look good too! [​IMG]
     
  10. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Umm... you need to market that those are the same length as a standard vent. I've been looking for something just like that to cover the vent at work...

    Clever Terrie!
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