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If your elect. rate is 12-13 cents / kw i want a cooling unit just like yours.

He's at 705 feet altitude?
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He's at 705 feet altitude?
Yep, Elevation: 705′
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Yep, Elevation: 705′

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He's at 705 feet altitude?
I'm less than 6 ft.
My house is 1,312 ft. and i don't live on a mountain.


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It supposed to be mid to upper 90's this week in Georgia. I have my A/C set to 77 and use ceiling fans. A very slight breeze makes a world of difference. Any kind of fan is useful . . . and it saves energy & $$.
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What is a reasonable, energy efficient expected indoor temperature with A/C? I know comfort is individual.
A national survey said that men prefer 72 while women prefer 73.

A reasonable indoor temperature is one that you are both comfortable living in and comfortable paying the bill for.
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I read that a cooler temp at night helps with good sleep. I've been trying it & it seems to be true.
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I read that a cooler temp at night helps with good sleep. I've been trying it & it seems to be true.
That is absolutely true. I had a home that did not have central HVAC.
I had a window air conditioner and a fan in the bedroom, kept it pretty cool on the hottest nights. A couple of blankets and sleeping like a baby was the norm.
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70 degrees pretty much year round. During the short winter we keep the heat at 65 while we sleep
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I didn’t mention cost. We keep the house at 72 day and 68 night, and the 1800 square foot shop at 65 all the time. Projects are actually fun in hot weather. In a hot month, which we only get about 3 per year, our bill is $150 to maybe $175. Our heat bill in a brutal NY winter month is occasionally as high as $100. It is all about insulation and good windows, they have paid for themselves many times over. R25 walls, R50+ ceilings, overlapping layers for wind resistance, good attic ventilation and Andersen windows, with good heating and cooling equipment. We spent the money up front and saved for 40 years.
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I've always been told the best you can expect is 20 lower temp inside vs. outside. That may be BS? Not sure.

I can tell you we keep ours set at 68 year round. We have had several 90+ days so far and ours kept the inside 68.
I pre-cool mine in the mornings before power prices go up, then set back to 77F, but if it gets over 50% humidity the thermostat will kick in the AC a bit early.
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102F, Dew Point 61, RH 26%, Indoor - 81F. Cranked up all the way. I think the freon may be low. It was on all night, also.
depending on the house/sun/insulation/tonnage, etc. that might be excellent. or not.

cranked up all the way means on not off?
most systems only have one power level.

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If your elect. rate is 12-13 cents / kw i want a cooling unit just like yours.
or insulation like theirs.

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I've always been told the best you can expect is 20 lower temp inside vs. outside. That may be BS? Not sure.

I can tell you we keep ours set at 68 year round. We have had several 90+ days so far and ours kept the inside 68.



Temp delta depends on how it was sized.


Most grocery stores can maintain 68 inside when its 100 plus outside.
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I'm less than 6 ft.
My house is 1,312 ft. and i don't live on a mountain.


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Most grocery stores can maintain 68 inside when its 100 plus outside.
Apples and oranges.

Grocery stores also have a vast amount of coolers and freezers to contribute to cooling and lessen the load. Many of the stores have "warehouse" ceiling and the air stratifies. They only have to cool the lower 8'. They also are build on concrete several inches thick with concrete block wall. That mass takes a long time to warm or cool but once it does it is the key to keeping the temperature moderated year round. And the cooling portion for those stores is 80% of their energy consumption.
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