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amother




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Post Tue, Jan 04 2022, 2:36 pm
Whats the ideal heat setting for 1 unoccupied apartment in a 3 family house (other 2 apartments are occupied and heated well) in the winter?

In the below discussion, first response said 60 degrees, 2nd response said 45 degrees.

https://forum.heatinghelp.com/.....tting

tia
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Chayalle




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 04 2022, 2:49 pm
Not lower than 60 degrees.

(My father and his wife often travel, and that's what he sets his thermostadt to when he does.)

Years ago, I had neighbors who went to Florida and set their heat lower, and their pipes burst.
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amother




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Post Tue, Jan 04 2022, 2:52 pm
Chayalle wrote:
Not lower than 60 degrees.

(My father and his wife often travel, and that's what he sets his thermostadt to when he does.)

Years ago, I had neighbors who went to Florida and set their heat lower, and their pipes burst.


Thanks!

60 is the lowest for an unoccupied apartment, even if the apartment directly above is well heated?

I assume a 1 family house with no heat in the house, needs to be left on a higher setting.
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Chayalle




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Jan 04 2022, 2:53 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Thanks!

60 is the lowest for an unoccupied apartment, even if the apartment directly above is well heated?

I assume a 1 family house with no heat in the house, needs to be left on a higher setting.


I wouldn't risk a lower setting.

My neighbors whose pipe burst lived in exactly the setting you describe.
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 8:24 am
Ive been asking irl and hearing people say 67-68, is 65 enough?
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amother




Crimson
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 8:26 am
It’ll depend on how the pipes are run/ insulated.
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amother




Bluebonnet
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 8:33 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Ive been asking irl and hearing people say 67-68, is 65 enough?


I like to keep my house that I live in at 67

I would say no lower than 60

Understand the pipes are in the wall and the basement where it might not get as warm as in the house
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SixOfWands




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 8:48 am
Where in the home is the apartment located?

If its an unoccupied basement apartment, you have to be more concerned about freezing than if its 2d floor, between 2 occupied units.
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amother




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Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 9:04 am
SixOfWands wrote:
Where in the home is the apartment located?

If its an unoccupied basement apartment, you have to be more concerned about freezing than if its 2d floor, between 2 occupied units.


Its 1st floor between cool basement and heated 2nd floor.
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SixOfWands




 
 
 
 

Post Thu, Jan 06 2022, 9:09 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Its 1st floor between cool basement and heated 2nd floor.


So your issue isn't really the heat needed to keep the first floor pipes sufficiently warm, its keeping the basement pipes in order. No lower than 55, I'd say; most plumbing and heating companies say 50 to 55. But your second floor tenants may complain, because it will take more to heat their unit.
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