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Old 07-09-2011, 08:25 AM   #16
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Does not work with my utility, which is city owned. Right now, it is 12 cents/kwh. I have been tracking my use on the wifi thermostat with a 3rd party application. One day, it ran for 13 cycles, 1335 minutes, and cost $6.27, with the thermostat set at 72. Any higher, and it becomes uncomfortable in the house.

This http://thermostatmonitor.com/ is what I am using with the thermostat to track use, and costs.
That's pretty cool.

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Until the rogue computer HAL takes over your house and life. Bwah ha ha.

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:42 AM   #18
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ceiling fans in low settings and the unit in the auto/fan position during normal days...having a party use the ON/FAN setting with the fans off.with ceiling fans running you can cheat the temp setting up 75F or to where you feel it comfortable.if the the condenser is directly in the sun getting blasted private hedges shading it ..will cost less to run it
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I have tried the vent closing before, and as mentioned, it doesn't work. The new thermostat I bought has helped. I keep it at 79 during the day.
I limit using the stove as much as possible and have sun filtering blinds & curtains in most of my windows.

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