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Old 11-03-17, 11:43 AM   #24
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Default Portable ac in winter weather

Woke up to a house temp of 17.3 degrees with the vent at the top of the stairs @ 84 degrees. Not bad for -4 temperatures.

The AC consumed 6 extra kwh past 50% yesterday this moves its duty cycle to 83% power vs full power 100% of the time.

The unit at times has been running on reduced watts in this cold weather it was using 800 to 850w when I checked the power meter at 7 am. It normally runs on between 950 and 1050 watts until it nears and enters defrost mode where its watts drop to a low of 500w for a few minutes.

Its been doing quick defrosts as needed throughout the night and morning

To warm the house up quick this morning i turned on the baseboard heat in the living room for 60 minutes to bring the house temp up to 20c and turned it back off.

So I cheated but it only makes sense as Im trying to save energy and not be cold doing it.

had a technical issue uploading this pic

The temp was taken from the ACs outer vent area @ -4 outside temp with a room temp of 17c

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