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83 and not hot..why?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ArsenalDon, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    Shoulder season has officially arrived in Nor Cal. In our living room with stove it is 83 and my wife are shocked we are not hot and trying to figure out why. The hardest room to heat in the 3000 sq ft house up stairs and around the corner it is 71.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Put your clothes back on. >>
  3. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    LMFAO
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  4. lopiliberty

    lopiliberty Minister of Fire

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    What's the outside temperature. The colder outside the less hotter it feels inside at least that's the way it works for me
  5. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    That is the crazy part...shoulder season here.. almost 9pm and only 37. been a nice warm day
  6. sailor61

    sailor61 Burning Hunk

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    what's the relative humidity in the house?
  7. ArsenalDon

    ArsenalDon Minister of Fire

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    did not think about that...28 inside 83 outside..
  8. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Yup, that RH can be a factor. 76::F inside here right now, but 24% RH and I'm sporting a hoodie and insulated Carhartts.
    (OK, I'm wuss, but I'm a comfy wuss :()
  9. savageactor7

    savageactor7 Minister of Fire

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    'what's the relative humidity in the house?'

    Yup, that was my 1st thought as well. We mostly always have a pot of water on the stove when burning.
  10. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    Our indoor humidity only varies by about 15% year round but, I am comfortable at 80 degrees inside during the long heating season and when it is 90 outside and 80 inside I am hot. Our bodies are weird like that. I wonder if the windows suck radiant heat from our bodies or what. Maybe it is in our head that all we have to do is go outside and be cool. Lastly, we adapt to higher temps and in time can tolerate much warmer temps. Like putting an eskimo in Arizona, he would be hot.

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