Monday, June 26, 2006

Thermostat

I hate my thermostat. It either overcools or overheats my apartment by five degrees... most of the time. If it always did, then it would be predictable, and I could work around it. But sometimes it gets it right on the money. Then, if the temperature goes up a degree, the A/C comes on for two minutes and fixes it. Sometimes it will overcool or overheat by ten degrees. Ten degrees! That's ridiculous. That's the difference between uncomfortably warm and uncomfortably cool, except I had to pay to get that change.

I think I've figured it out: my thermostat must be provided free by Puget Sound Energy. They've deviously crafted a device that ensures that each electric bill is as expensive as possible thanks to wildly fluctuating temperatures.

4 comments:

Steven said...

You can replace the themostat at a very reasonable price and it's not all that difficult to do. :-)

Travis said...

Yeah, my parents got a new thermostat a while back and it was a nice improvement. But I'm not allowed to replace fixtures like that in my apartment, and I don't think I would for less than a year before I leave anyway.

Louise said...

Hey, at least you have air conditioning!

Matthew Johnson said...

Yeah, some of us are wishing for the Kansas weather again just so we could have the air conditioning the comes with it.