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Old 07-13-20, 03:16 AM   #30
WyrTwister
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Originally Posted by Wanna Beco View Post
Well if you don't have a Ecobee, I suggest you get one... or get whatever wifi thermostat you prefer.

I have set up a schedule that coincides with my utility companies '3 CARD MONTY" type of rates. Don't believe me... check out this page, it will make your mind boggle.

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My biggest complaint is that it does not allow me to make the AC go on at specific times. I can set temp requirements for an Hour time block, but not say, run for 10 minutes starting at 4 pm. My power rates go up at 3 pm so I cool to 75 from 2pm to 3pm and then at 3pm, I set it for 82 degrees.

What I have found is it give you a lot of data in a CSV file. I have discovered that the hours between 3 and 8pm my ac is on for an average of 55 minutes each day. I would like it to shut off at 3 and then run for 11 minutes each hour. I usually stays off until after 6. I am losing about 1 degree per half hour. I think the temp would be better maintained if I could control it with a timer. I am going to look into something with IFTT. All in all, I like the control the Ecobee is giving me.

First of all , congratulations on the new mini split ! :-)

I am guessing your unit has an inverter drive variable speed compressor ? These have the ability to slow down as the unit approaches set point and run at a reduced speed / power draw . They only shut off if their minimum speed still provides moor cooling / heating than requited to maintain set point .

If you see it running , it does not mean it is drawing full load current .

I would like to caution everyone not to short cycle any HVAC equipment . Let the thermostat do its thing .

Enjoy !

God bless
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