- July 23, 2008 at 8:54 pm #260333Wow I would freeze at 74!!! I live in the Dallas area and it is hot hot hot, i keep our ac at 83 during the day (I’m the only one home at that time – DH is very hot natured)and 76 at night. Do you have a programmable thermostat to raise the temp while you are not home, this has saved us a lot of money.
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from: tressa watts
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 3:54:48 PM
Subject: Budget101.com : Air Conditioner
I am a big whiner and do not like to uncomfortable. …well July 3rd my Heat pump went out. Of course it is a long weekend but my ex husband is a hvac tech.
he comes over checks it out…dead.. not fixable..oh well actually compressor can be fixed for $3,000 or new system for $7000. Well we cannot do anything in the 100 degree weather until Monday as everythign was closed Friday the 4th.
I finally get some quotes after 2 weeks (everyone was swamped) got my new heat pump installed after a miserable 2 weeks in the hottest part of summer….I have to admit….it wasnt so bad week 2.I was actually getting used to it. Work I was actually cold because we had the A/C so low. Now at home I am actually keeping my A/C at 74 instead of 70 .
plus i started hanging all our clothes on a clothes line since there was no way we using a dryer at 95 degrees in the house all ready!
I am so excited to see my electrical bill this month. We also by the info of people on
this list stopped running our swimming pool 24X7. (thought you had to..lOL) It amazes me how many things I thought I would die without and even if it was only a short time it wasnt as bad as I thought.
Now if I can quit boo hoo-ing about my new floor I cannot get because we had used all I had saved for a floor on the new heat pump….
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