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Old 06-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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1. We have gas heater and hot water. On the budget billing my gas bill is 262.00 per month. My Electric bill stays around 60 per month. How costly would it be to make the water elctric instead of gas.

2. Now that it is getting hotter out I am running the ac a little bit. However it doesnt shut off. I have it set to Auto, it reads 85 degrees, I set it at 73 and it ran for 3 1/2 hours. never shutting off!!!!! I cant afford to pay a high electric bill as well as a high gas bill...

any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated. My husband is deployed so the work done has to be fairly simple as I am the one to do it and I am not very mechanical... LOL.

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When was the last time you've had the a/c serviced? Are your filters clean(very important) Did you have this issue last year? Not sure what kind of thermostat you have but if it's not digital and uses a mercury switch, then it must be level or it won't work properly. Try those first and let us know filters especially.

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It was serviced at the end of winter ( Feb 08) Filters I change every 30 days ( only because my husband sends me a reminder lol) It is a mercury thermostat and its level... I have checked repeatedly just to make sure. I do not know if it happened last year as we just moved here in Nov.

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Is your outdoor unit running (fan and compressor) If so, I would have someone come and check your pressures, you may have developed a small leak and that needs to be repaired and the unit recharged. When you say the house was 85 what was the outdoor temp at the time? The unit could just be undersized and/or if it was real hot out, it may just be doing all it can do.
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If the heat is on, and the furnace is running, is the air coming out of the ducts warm? How about when the A/C is on, is it cold?

Air needs to get back to the furnace somehow, is there a big (20"X20" or so) duct in the ceiling somewhere? If the furnace is running, can you feel some (not alot, just some) air being sucked into this duct?

If the furnace ducts are in the floor, is air coming out of every one of them?

I know alot of this sounds pretty basic, but it'll help us solve the problem.

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