Abbott screwed Texans again...

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Paratus

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Downstairs is set to 78. The upstairs i had to lower to 76 because it was never coming on. The upstairs thermostat would say 78 but the kids rooms were getting into the 80’s.

I needed to get the whole system rebalanced
 

Zorba

Lifer
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Downstairs is set to 78. The upstairs i had to lower to 76 because it was never coming on. The upstairs thermostat would say 78 but the kids rooms were getting into the 80’s.

I needed to get the whole system rebalanced
You can get thermostats that will run than fan every so often even if the AC/Heat isn't needed. Helps balances the exterior and interior spaces.
 
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compcons

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...and they were right. The heat caused six power generation facilities to go offline. They need everyone to bump up their thermostats and avoid heavy usage during peak times. Looks like last winter taught them little.
My brother moved to Texasistan a few years ago and built a really big ranch-style house. I asked him if was covering the roof with solar panels and he just sort of shrugged it off as I am sure he was enamored with the fantastic free market electrical grid there. To this day, I won't ask him how much he regrets moving to such a a shitty state where the government has fucked its citizens and he also passed up the opprotunity to save himself from (part of) their shit decisions. You can't fix a conservative brain.
 
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Zorba

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My brother moved to Texasistan a few years ago and built a really big ranch-style house. I asked him if was covering the roof with solar panels and he just sort of shrugged it off as I am sure he was enamored with the fantastic free market electrical grid there. To this day, I won't ask him how much he regrets moving to such a a shitty state where the government has fucked its citizens and he also passed up the opprotunity to save himself from (part of) their shit decisions. You can't fix a conservative brain.
I was at the Petroit Science Museum in downtown Dallas today. They have a big exhibit that is almost entirely focused on oil and gas exploration and refining. But at the end of it, it focuses on electricity generation and includes solar/wind. Anyways, I was looking at that area and some redneck says to his wife is and kids "I see they are really pushing that alternative energy BULLSHIT here."

Meanwhile the state would've had no generation problems today if they actually had a reasonable about of solar.
 

Brovane

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My AC is almost always set at 77 or higher. I only kick it lower rarely and only for short periods while I'm in the room.. Room meaning just that ... one room, the one I'm in. Not the whole house.
Damn I keep mine set at 72 in CA.
 

gothuevos

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The latest talking point I've seen is that the blame actually lies with all the people who have moved to Texas from other places (namely, CA) and how all the housing growth is stressing their grid.
 

K1052

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I was at the Petroit Science Museum in downtown Dallas today. They have a big exhibit that is almost entirely focused on oil and gas exploration and refining. But at the end of it, it focuses on electricity generation and includes solar/wind. Anyways, I was looking at that area and some redneck says to his wife is and kids "I see they are really pushing that alternative energy BULLSHIT here."

Meanwhile the state would've had no generation problems today if they actually had a reasonable about of solar.
About a quarter of the state's power already comes from wind. Plenty of ranchers who are not morons getting paid. The modest installed solar base (on both sides of the meter) is probably the only thing keeping the lights on at this point.

I'm keeping my thermostat at 75 as usual. Windows are filmed with heat rejection tint, shades drawn on sunny side of house, and a 6kW grid tie solar array on the roof. Done my part.
 
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dank69

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The latest talking point I've seen is that the blame actually lies with all the people who have moved to Texas from other places (namely, CA) and how all the housing growth is stressing their grid.
You mean it's all liberals' fault once again? Is there no end to their madness?
 
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K1052

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You mean it's all liberals' fault once again? Is there no end to their madness?
The Narcissist's Prayer is basically the only governing principle the legislature and statewide offices operate on that I can discern.
 

Zorba

Lifer
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About a quarter of the state's power already comes from wind. Plenty of ranchers who are not morons getting paid. The modest installed solar base (on both sides of the meter) is probably the only thing keeping the lights on at this point.

I'm keeping my thermostat at 75 as usual. Windows are filmed with heat rejection tint, shades drawn on sunny side of house, and a 6kW grid tie solar array on the roof. Done my part.
Yeah, wind is great. In fact the Southwest Power Pool hit like 88% wind in March. And many days in March and April wind could've been over 100% but they had to throttle it back. But wind availability isn't really tied to weather that causes demand.

Nice thing about solar is it tracks with solar heat gains really well, so on days with high AC demand you also get high solar output. We really need national solar freedom laws.
 

compcons

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Nice thing about solar is it tracks with solar heat gains really well, so on days with high AC demand you also get high solar output. We really need national solar freedom laws.
Damn you and your athiest science shit!!!!11!1!

High demand corresponds with high solar output?!!? No way!!!!

Fuxkijg liberal logic/science/math.
 

cytg111

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In the meantime someone like Rogan has mentioned abortion once, while high. Otherwise its crickets.
Let see them all fleeing back into safe heavens once Roe reality sets in... while still bitching about woke libs being the downfall of democracy.
 

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