|11-03-17, 11:43 AM||#24|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Vancouver Island,Canada.
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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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