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Old 06-30-09, 08:49 AM   #11
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Ours is set to 80 day and night. 80 feels great when stepping out of 101-106 heat. and its just June, wonder what August is going to be like.

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Old 07-03-09, 11:23 PM   #12
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About 81-83F, with a small inverter drive PC fan as a desk fan to keep me cool. I use natural cooling when possible.
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Old 07-28-09, 01:23 PM   #13
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my apt is a 2 story configuration. I leave the upstairs windows open while at work and it usualy gets to about 77degrees down stairs, abit warmer upstairs. When I come home at about 7pm I open the down stairs windows and the breeze sucking up through the apartment cools it to about 73 on its own.

I have only used the a/c a few times when the windows opening dosn't drop it below 83, then its only on for about 2 hours till the sun goes down.
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Old 06-10-13, 10:52 PM   #14
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Since our home is also our offices and we are on a time-of use electric plan, we generally keep the house 74-77 for a comfortable working temp, but also precool the house weekdays to 71 starting around 9am, then set at 77 at 3pm. That usually keeps the A/C from coming on again on all but the hottest days until at least 7pm.

Our new Nordyne (Tappan) 23 SEER A/C has never taken more than 15kwh in a day over our baseload even set on "meat locker" with a 40 person party most of the day, and the usual is around 10kwh/day. Even conditioning the garage (my office) and the basement, that is less than 1/4 what the old builder grade stuff took. It also has a humidity control mode, so it maintains a perfect 47-52% RH any time it is on(most of the daylight hours at ultra-low speed), even when it is consistently 85%+ during a straight week of rainy, humid weather.
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Old 06-17-13, 09:43 PM   #15
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No AC here in the Bay Area... luckily it isn't needed , but there's always a week or two in the middle of summer when I wish I had it, a fan does the job.
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Old 06-18-13, 10:49 PM   #16
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I use a couple of window fans to exhaust the hot air out of my attic, and on days I know it is going to be hot, I close all the windows in the house *except* one in the basement. This slowly pulls cool air (like ~60F) up through the house, and it generally stays pretty cool inside (below 78-80F) all day. Oh, and all the window shades and curtains are closed, too, reducing the solar gain.

This is great especially if we get a cool night a couple of times a week - and if we don't have 4 or 5 hot days in a row. We have ceiling fans in every bedroom and in the family room, and floor fans help in the other rooms when it gets hot.
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Old 06-20-13, 09:14 PM   #17
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78F at night. Our Nest is programmed for 82F when nobody is around to wake it up, or 79-80F if someone is around the house. Daytime highs outside are running upper 80's to mid 90's right now, with a "feels like" of 95-102 due to the humidity. By August, high's will consistently reach the mid 90's. Lows at night are currently 77-78 outside with humidity in the 70%-75% range. (South Florida = 10 months of summer)
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Old 06-20-13, 11:09 PM   #18
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There have been a few days this year, when we used the cooling mode.
I kinda like 78F.. When I'm wearing shorts and a t-shirt, it feels pretty cool.
Going below 78F is a bit too cool for me.

Weird, during the winter I felt warm at 70F (I was dressed warmly),
but now, 70F would be way too cold for me... Seems odd..

Lately, it's been pretty mild. Perfect bicycle weather!
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Old 06-30-13, 03:00 PM   #19
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My wife sets the heat to 69 and the AC to 79. If I was alone, it would be 70 and 80, but I get along just fine at 69 and 79. Our house is well insulated, so we need about 3 days with highs in the 90's before the AC turns on.
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Old 06-30-13, 05:19 PM   #20
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Because of solar gain coming in the south facing windows, our house will
warm right up in the morning, and the west facing den windows were
killing us in the afternoons. Had to install solar screens to keep it cool in there.


Not too hot here today.. 81F right now..


But there is just enough humidity to make it feel sticky outdoors..

So, the Sanyos are running at 23 to 24C (73.4 to 75.2F) so it's very nice in here.
We burned up 4.8 kWh so far today. Old folks gotta stay cool..

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