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Time to heat?

My wife and I are remodeling an addition to our house we recently bought and worried about starting our heat. Right now we have no insulation in one exterior wall.

Our worry is the plumbing freezing. How long can we leave the heat off in Minnesota. It is warming up to 40 tommorrow but at night it is cold.

My thought was to turn the thermostat on as low as possible to conserve energy.


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Turning the heat on low should work---what kind of heat do you have & how big is the addition??

It shouldnt take more than a day to get the addition insulated.

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The Addition is one story with two car tuck under garage. Last night I turned on the heat so we can stain the windows but the insulation can not be added until the inspector has approved the framing.

Forced air set at 50 degrees and it took 10 minutes for the heater to kick off. The insulation should only take an hour or two depending on if I get help or not.

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here is my thought. if it is that little bit of insulation put it in and pull it back out before the inspection and then replace.

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Ditto havanagranite's comment.
The inspector will understand.

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So simple but never thought of that!


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want a simple answer find some simple people:D

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I understand leaving the heat off for financial reasons, but if a furnace or boiler is so inefficient that you need to keep the house at 50 degrees I would look into replacement, servicing the system, or converting to hydronic (forced hot water) heat.;)

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