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Thermostat Question

Spousal difference regarding thermostat. I run cold, wife runs hot. Her argument is that you can always layer. Fair enough, but I find myself needing to pile on sweaters in the middle of summer. Our two kids (5 & 8) are also usually cold inside the house. The thermostat is usually set to 65 degrees. Does 65 degrees year round seem unusually cold in the context of human beings living in a climate controlled house? Household thermometer is currently 62.5 (located in a different room that thermostat).
posted by leotrotsky on Jan 15, 2017 - 97 answers

Best home weather station?

I recently discovered that there are such things as home weather stations. I'm hoping people have recommendations for a really good one (that doesn't break the bank). Desired features inside. [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Dec 12, 2016 - 9 answers

How do I get accurate ambient temperature?

I've discovered that the variety of indoor and outdoor themometers I have disagree with each other wildly. Is there some device I can buy that will give a temperature that is known to be accurate so I can calibrate the others? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Nov 13, 2016 - 13 answers

England, a heatwave and public air con: socially acceptable dress code

It is England, and we are on day one of (another) three day heatwave. Temperatures are peaking at 35C (95F) and there is more to come. Being English, I'm (a) not used to it and (b) don't have domestic air conditioning. There is, however, really good air conditioning in some supermarkets (especially Marks and Spencer food hall) and the cinema. But what, especially in the supermarket, is the least you can wear in a socially acceptable manner (remember: England)? Are there any kind of relevant guides or guidelines?
posted by Wordshore on Sep 13, 2016 - 13 answers

Can I Eat This: Quasi-Legal Amphetamines Edition

So my spouse bought us some Sudafed on Saturday, the real stuff that you have to turn over your driver's license for. Then we forgot it in the car and it spent all day in the glovebox. [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Aug 22, 2016 - 10 answers

How much will it cost to run window air conditioner all year in PA?

I am considering moving into an apartment where I cannot adjust my own heat, although management takes care to make sure everybody's happy in that department. But due to my health probs, I still may need to run the window air conditioner a LOT, most of the year. [more inside]
posted by serena15221 on Jun 10, 2016 - 16 answers

Medicating in 90 Degrees

How do I store medication in the summer when I don't have central A/C? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Jun 6, 2016 - 13 answers

How to maintain a temperature of -5°C in 1 square inch in an office?

Hi, We need to calibrate some sensors at a temperature of -5 degrees C, also -4, -3... +3, +4, +5. The sensor is similar in size of your headphone jack, so we only need 1 square inch of environment at these temperatures. There's also a cord, which will prevent a completely sealed environment. [more inside]
posted by cyclicker on Feb 25, 2016 - 14 answers

Big problems (temperature differences) with new furnace-- what to do?

We just got a new furnace installed a few days ago, and we're not happy with it, especially the major temperature variations between rooms. (Maybe because of being oversized?) What can we do? What is reasonable to ask the installers to do? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Feb 14, 2016 - 11 answers

Can I turn my phone into a weather station?

I have a gen 1 Moto G. It works fine, but the screen is heavily cracked (although still usable). I want to turn it into something that will tell me and also show me the weather conditions at the location it's sited at. Is this a thing that can be done? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Feb 14, 2016 - 2 answers

What temperature gradations can a person actually feel?

I work some hours every week in a friend's studio. Yesterday she observed that she was chilly, so had put the heat up from 21 to 22 degrees (Celsius). [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Feb 4, 2016 - 47 answers

How to live with extremely different temperature preferences?

My room-mate is only comfortable when I'm sweating, and I'm only comfortable when she's cold. What to do? [more inside]
posted by d. z. wang on Jan 13, 2016 - 40 answers

How do I roast two things that need different temps at the same time?

I need to cook a Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute, a whole turkey breast and a couple turkey legs in the same oven, to come out at the same time. They need different temperatures. How do I make it work? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Nov 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Safe ways to heat an unattended house without central heating

I recently moved into a house without central heat. Is there a safe way to safely keep my house warm overnight and when I'm not home? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Nov 22, 2015 - 28 answers

Outside temperature sensor that can record data

I want to know how cold a certain spot on my balcony gets during the night. How do I achieve this? Preferrably very low-cost and low-fuss and, of course, not having to get up during the night. The range measured would be -10C to +10C (14F to 50F), and although I don't need to know the exact temperature, it would be nice to have a number that is off by no more than a couple of degrees. [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Nov 2, 2015 - 6 answers

Help me find a fitness tracker that tracks body temperature

I'm looking for a fitness tracker (or really any sort of everyday wearable, as opposed to a workout-only wearable) that tracks biostats/vital signs/whatever you want to call it throughout your day and night. My primary interest is in body temperature. Beyond that, I don't really have a specific feature profile I want - I know from researching it temperature is hard to find. Do you know of one? What should I get? More details of what I'm trying to do and what I've already tried are inside as always. [more inside]
posted by dust.wind.dude on Oct 6, 2015 - 8 answers

How do I enjoy winter biking in Chicago?

I tried biking through the Chicago winter in the past, and was just miserable. How can I make it enjoyable? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Sep 22, 2015 - 26 answers

Historical Soil Temperature data?

I'm interested in looking at historical soil temperature data for the DC area - I have found lots of forecasts online as to what the soil temperature will look like in the next few days, but I haven't found any as to what the temperature looked like historically. In particular, I would be interested in looking at what the soil temperature was in any given day or week in the past few years. An added bonus would be some sort of general summary similar to weather summaries that say "in January in DC, temperatures average x-y degrees"
posted by Karaage on Aug 25, 2015 - 1 answer

Humidity & Temperature Monitoring Systems

I'm looking for a solution for humidity & temperature monitoring for ~20 rooms, and also for refrigerators & freezers. (Can be separate monitoring systems). Text & email alerts are needed when the rooms or equipment fall out of range. Also needed is the ability to pull historical reports for 30 day ranges. Any recommendations from the hive mind?
posted by wearyaswater on Aug 11, 2015 - 9 answers

Apple Crisp in a Smoker? Am I Crazy?

I have this pie-in-the-sky idea that I can make an apple crisp in a smoker whilst delicious meats are also cooking. The temperature would be around 220F, and I'm thinking 2.5 hours would do it. Have I wildly miscalculated? [more inside]
posted by julen on May 23, 2015 - 15 answers

Ice on puddles when low temperate is above zero?

I've been seeing ice on the tops of puddles when the low temperature for the day is forecast to be low (2 or 3 degrees) but not freezing. Why is that? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Feb 9, 2015 - 7 answers

My temperature is rising!

I smoke meats. I love low, slow cooking. However, I really want to understand how fast temperatures rise. I have been searching for, without luck, some kind of chart that will show how quickly internal temperatures of meat rise. [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Jan 31, 2015 - 11 answers

looking for low-power, low-light, long-life, warm-tone LED lamp or bulb.

I am looking for a reading lamp which closely imitates the light of a single candle. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Nov 14, 2014 - 3 answers

How does my office thermostat work?

Is there any guide for best practices on setting a 2-dial thermostat like the one pictured here and here? And what do the two dials represent? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Nov 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Should my kitchen sink be generating heat when it's turned off?

This morning when I went to use the kitchen sink, the floor around the sink was warm to the touch. I opened the cabinet under the sink and the air inside it was hot, and the bottles of household cleaners I store beneath the sink had condensation bubbles on the insides. The surrounding cabinets are warm too. This is is not normal. Before I email my landlord, is there any non-negative reason this could be happening? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Oct 28, 2014 - 18 answers

Apps 86°

I have a lot of cream cheese. I have a lot of wonton wrappers. I need to make room temp (in hot August weather) appetizers. Hopefully toddlers will like some of them. What recipes do I want? I'm also happily accepting other recipes or ideas for warm room temp apps, and/or store bought items. I'm throwing a party in August for my toddler's birthday and am, um, self-catering. It will be an indoor/outdoor party, and our AC isn't great to begin with, so let's assume it will be warm inside as well as hot outside. I'm planning to rely heavily on Trader Joe's NYC stores for apps and wine, so suggestions are welcome, as they are for other stores or homemade ideas.
posted by cestmoi15 on Jul 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Where do I find a giant fan?

I live in an open, large, loft-like apartment that gets face-meltingly hot in the New England summer. Easily near 100F in the afternoon. AC is impractical for such a big space. I've tried box fans, but I haven't found one that moves enough air to make a difference and even those were as loud as airplanes. An even faster fan sounds like a bad idea, but a much bigger and slower fan might just do the trick. Something like these, but preferably something that doesn't need to be permanently installed? Where does one find an enormous fan?
posted by the jam on May 20, 2014 - 16 answers

Vitamins + thyroid

Why am I getting this medical effect from vitamin pills, and should i be worried? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on May 10, 2014 - 13 answers

once-a-week cooking ideas, vegetarian, low cal version, no freezer.

I'm looking for lunch and dinner ideas i can prepare on Sunday to eat throughout the week. Needs to be vegetarian and low calories (max 350 cal lunch and 450 cal dinner), and be ok to eat at room temperature, after spending half the day without refrigeration. Snowflake context below. [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench on Mar 18, 2014 - 25 answers

My beautiful new apartment is an oven: How can I keep it cool?

Just moved into a wonderful new apartment that the lady friend and I are in love with. Fantastic neighbors, perfect location, amazing view. Except that we face the lovely California sunshine and the temperature difference during the day can literally be 20 degrees or more. I work from home quite a bit and I've actually taken to working on the stoop because when its 65 outside, it can be 85-90 inside. What can we do to keep it cool? Deets inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 18, 2014 - 14 answers

complications from being sedentary in brisk fall temperatures

What kinds of health/ bodily complications can arise from being sedentary for 8-12 hours a day in temperatures in the high 50s - low 60s Farenheit? [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Oct 18, 2013 - 24 answers

Winter is coming...and I ain't no Jon Snow

Can I raise my internal temperature/reduce my sensitivity to cold? I've always lived in cold regions (midwest, new england) but I've equally always been the one whining when it's 50 degrees out. Literally, it is 50 right now and I just got out of bed and put a big fluffy bathrobe over my long pjs and was still cold. I know all the obvs things to do to get warmer in the moment (bath, hot coffee, layers, long underwear, etc) but is there any way I can stop being so sensitive to it in the first place?
posted by Calicatt on Sep 25, 2013 - 15 answers

Wifi enabled temperature sensor

Hello Mefites. I'd like to acquire a wifi enabled temperature sensor. One that would let me grab current temperature over HTTP. Ideally something off the shelf but if that's not cost effective (under $50, but cheaper is obviously better) then I would love to try building one myself. Arduino? RaspeberyPi?
posted by aeighty on Sep 9, 2013 - 8 answers

You say heatwave, I say tomato, no, what?

Over the past few days, I've seen reports in the British media about the upcoming heatwave featuring sky-high blazing temperatures of over 30C. What? [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Jul 15, 2013 - 65 answers

Seven degrees up, please

On the book of Daniel chapter 3 -- when his friends were to be burnt on the fiery furnace -- Nabuchadnezzar commanded to have the furnace heated seven times hotter. Since at the time they didn't have a convenient dial to turn seven degrees up, what did they do to raise the temperature? [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Jul 1, 2013 - 12 answers

HVAC hacks for a VERY large space?

The organization I run rents a large, old theater for once-a-week film screenings. Problem: the air conditioning is broken, and the theater doesn't have the capital to fix it before the summer ends. But we have screenings scheduled weekly through the end of August. Are there any good ways to keep a large space cool without a working AC system? (How did people keep cool in indoor spaces historically, pre-AC?) [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jun 28, 2013 - 22 answers

How high can a fever get before seeking care?

Feeling ill yesterday and today, with a fever, slight cough, stuffed nose, sore joints. Taking dayquil and nyquil, and keeping track of my temperature every few hours. What temperature means "go to the hospital?" What other symptoms re: the cough and nose might man go to the hospital? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Apr 22, 2013 - 28 answers

Please approximate temperature range for bodily destruction by heat/cold

What are the fatal ambient temperatures, cold & hot, for the human body? (total destruction, not just death) [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan on Mar 19, 2013 - 20 answers

Why are my photos turning green on Facebook?

I carefully change my photos' color temperature using Shotwell (not accurate, but fast enough and easy), export them to smaller-sized pictures and upload to Facebook using Facebook's uploader, but the color balance is wrong. They're all green. [more inside]
posted by BungaDunga on Jan 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Indoor/Home Temperatures in Arctic or Very Cold Climates

At what temperature do people set their thermostats if they live in Arctic climates, such as Barrow, Alaska? My mother wants to know. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Dec 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Unusual objects and their measurements

Please list your best, favorite, most interesting object that could be used as a unit of measure for one of the following: area, volume, or temperature. For your answer to be useful I require the object and its measure. The ideal object is unusual but relatable at the human scale. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Nov 19, 2012 - 37 answers

Where to go for climate data?

Where are good places to look for historical weather data? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Nov 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Hi-temp indicators?

Is there anything which will give a visible indication when the temperature is between 180-195deg C? Indicator needs to be multiple use, so reversible operation. Also needs to be passive. Strips would be ideal, but dont go hot enough. The only thing I can find is sodium which goes red around this temperature. This is not a particularly practical solution though! Is there anything produced for ovens, or industrial processes which I'm missing?
posted by BadMiker on Aug 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Can an item an an oven (eg a roast) get hotter than the temperature you've set the oven to?

Can an item an an oven (eg a roast) get hotter than the temperature you've set the oven to? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on Aug 7, 2012 - 20 answers

Does the mercury spike at the end of the day?

Does the mercury spike at the end of the day? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Jul 23, 2012 - 12 answers

What is causing the level of fluid in my hummingbird feeder to go up and down?

The amount of hummingbird food in my feeder is going up and down on its own. What's going on? Is it possible that it's acting as a thermometer or a barometer? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Jul 18, 2012 - 30 answers

Leaving a pet in the house on vacation. Windows open or closed?

Leaving a pet in the house on vacation. Windows open or closed? [more inside]
posted by elmonobonobo on Jul 12, 2012 - 16 answers

How to cool the computer?

My computer heats up the entire apartment. Is there any way to cool it down? [more inside]
posted by rebent on May 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Peripheral comfort zone?

What ambient temperatures are safe for typical consumer electronic devices? [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on May 20, 2012 - 5 answers

heat production

Which one of these supplements is most likely to increase body temperature (within normal range): iron supplement (100 mg), flaxseed oil (2 tablespoons), or prolonged release melatonin (2 mg)?
posted by leigh1 on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers

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