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Old 07-27-2011, 12:15 AM   #1
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Temp drops very slow in the house


If it is 75 outside and 55 blowing out my vents and it takes 45 minutes to drop from 78 to 77, what are the possibilities of something wrong?

I am guessing insulation and size of the unit would be some.

Filters and coils are very clean and freon is full.
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Temp drops very slow in the house


Is the home leaky? In the winter does it hold heat? My old home was 1990s construction with none of the drywall running all the way to the floors - so behind the trim I found lots of gaps to cauk.
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Temp drops very slow in the house


Latent heat from excess humidity could be the problem. It may take a while for the humidity level to drop.

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Filters and coils are very clean and freon is full.
How did you determine proper refrigerant charge?
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Temp drops very slow in the house


Weak air flow ??? .
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When you are changing the temperature in a house, you have mass of warm and humid air to cool. When you address a house and everything in it there is even more mass to heat or cool in the long run. The more mass, the longer it takes - It is called thermal inertia and is something the pink panther never did understand.

My system working hard to get the interior to where I want it and after that it takes so little to maintain it, I do not fiddle with the thermostat and just set it and leave it and do not use the set-back features because my home has a lot of mass and thermal inertia. If it is a nice day, I open windows to get a breeze and fresh air and then close them and the catch-up time is minimal with little load because the temperature of the mass is not affected for a day or so of fresh air.

When it comes to the weather, short term micro-managing is not a good way to go.

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