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Unread 05-07-2011, 09:13 AM
 
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Default What temp do you leave the thermostat at while you are gone for months?

I am having a debate with a friend who owns a condo in Las Vegas. He is a second home owner and goes down there once every two months or so. He thinks he has to leave his central air temperature set at 70 degrees while he is gone. I told him he is wasting his money and he can leave it set at 91 degrees since it gets into the 100s in the summer. Yes his condo has windows for the sun to come in.

Who is correct? What temperature should you leave your thermostat set at while you are gone for several months during the summer?
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Unread 05-07-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I am having a debate with a friend who owns a condo in Las Vegas. He is a second home owner and goes down there once every two months or so. He thinks he has to leave his central air temperature set at 70 degrees while he is gone. I told him he is wasting his money and he can leave it set at 91 degrees since it gets into the 100s in the summer. Yes his condo has windows for the sun to come in.

Who is correct? What temperature should you leave your thermostat set at while you are gone for several months during the summer?
Been a couple of threads on the subject...here is one...

Turning off heat & air conditioning while away?
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Unread 05-07-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I personally would just leave it off.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 10:42 AM
 
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I personally would just leave it off.
Not the worst idea to leave it on at 95. You want to get the AC going occasionally so it doesn't stop working.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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I'd keep it around 80-85
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Unread 05-07-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR / Las Vegas, NV
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We leave ours at 90*.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Good heavens, I don't run the A/C at 70 even when I'm home all the time. I vote for 80 - 85.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Vegas, baby, Vegas!
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I just Purchased a WI-FI controlled thermostat from Home Depot, that someone recommended

http://www.city-data.com/forum/18537002-post156.html

I was planning 95 for summer and 65 for winter

Jonathan
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Unread 05-07-2011, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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No lower than a/c 90 - 95 in summer, and maybe heat to 60 - 65 in winter, but it probably wouldn't hurt anything to just turn it off.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 10:09 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas - Aliante
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I just Purchased a WI-FI controlled thermostat from Home Depot, that someone recommended

http://www.city-data.com/forum/18537002-post156.html

I was planning 95 for summer and 65 for winter

Jonathan
Ha! that was me. Still nothing but good things to say about those wifi thermostats. I adjust them all the time from my phone and I like to check the current temps at home when I'm working.

Personally I would leave my AC at 95 if I wasn't staying in the house during the summer and 50 (or completely off) in the winter, again if I wasn't staying there. Leaving it pegged at 70 when you aren't home is insane, I keep it set at 78+ when I am home.
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