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outonanisland

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« on: April 02, 2004, 05:17:01 AM »

ok so ive got this problem, my dad keeps whinging at me cause i always leave my air conditoner on and its making his power bill skyrocket, is there any way i can make it switch off when i leave the room? like with a heat sensor or something like they use in security systems? and if so how would i wire it up, failing that im thinking of just getting a timer switch to turn it on every half hour and then off when that half hour runs out, that way it will be on for half the time that it usually is but the room will still stay cool
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2004, 06:17:00 AM »

I dont know about heat sensors, but they do make something along the lines of a touchpad for a lightswitch.  It has something about the size of a lightswitch (with the cover plate) and has a wire that runs back to a main switch.  You could stick that near the door and just tap it when you walk out.

As for rigging it up, I'd probably do more harm than good telling you how to hook it up.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2004, 06:41:59 AM »

lol i only imagine i wire it into the power cord
lol 240volts oooh yeah
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2004, 09:42:33 AM »

Why can't you just set the thermostat on it?
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2004, 07:17:04 PM »

its a super mega old airconditoner, it doesnt have fancy bells and whistles, its got hot, hotter, and hell, then it has cold, colder, and antartica snowstorm, and it doesnt really have an off switch.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2004, 07:37:11 PM »

Find a high voltage switch, connect to power cord, and put it by the door.  That way when you leave the button's right there.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2004, 07:38:44 PM »

yeah but as if im gonna turn it off, lol even if i put a switch right at the door im not likely to actually turn it off
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2004, 09:22:17 PM »

Attatch the switch to the door, so when you close the door you hit the switch?
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2004, 01:17:41 AM »

Can't you somehow wire up a thermostat?
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2004, 01:25:51 AM »

Quote from: outonanisland
its a super mega old airconditoner, it doesnt have fancy bells and whistles, its got hot, hotter, and hell, then it has cold, colder, and antartica snowstorm, and it doesnt really have an off switch.


lol, that is the funniest way i have ever heard to describe temperature settings...    isnt' going to hurt the AC unit to turn it off and on like that?
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