Thermostat minimum temperature setting


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Old 12-21-17, 03:36 AM
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Thermostat minimum temperature setting

I've read in the past that low temperatures can damage wood floors and possibly cause other problems, as well. I'd like to find out how low is too low. Our thermostat is set for 60 degrees overnight so it may get that cold for a few hours each night.
 
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Old 12-21-17, 06:35 AM
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What thermostat do you have?

The Honeywell thermostats that I typically install only limit the minimum COOL setting and maximum heat setting.
I believe that my stat is configured for 68 minimum cool and 76 max heat setting.
 
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Old 12-21-17, 10:36 AM
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I would say 60 is a little cool at night. The results are different in every house and location. Setting the stat to 60 may allow areas of the house to get too cold. But more importantly is the time and cost it takes to raise the temperature back up to normal.

This type of setback is definitely not recommended for a heat pump or electric furnace system.
 
 

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