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Old 03-06-14, 09:03 AM   #41
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If it's an inverter unit, a larger one (with the same outdoor unit) will likely be more efficient once it scales down.

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Old 03-06-14, 04:25 PM   #42
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If my power meter would ever come in id have the numbers here to say weather your was right or not because i plan on checking the juice it uses at the bedroom around 300 sq ft. The 560sq ft . And the whole house 1050 sq ft . But its still stuck in dang new york.

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Old 03-11-14, 10:38 PM   #43
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Power meter came in. Its averaging 245 watts per hour. My figures i did was almost dead on. 5 watts per hour off i figured it to be 240 watts. It is on auto right now . Heat ran until it got warm then air conditioner shot on. The auto is a nice feature for nights like this one . Go to sleep sweating outside . Wake up its cold outside. Will put more figures on here Later this week once i get the numbers in.
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Old 03-18-14, 09:29 AM   #44
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Default Kw usage . 1 ton 560 sq ft 6 days

Well ive had the mini runnin 24 - 7 so far. My meter came in . Heres some of the numbers thats came out. Some days was on heat . Some wat on ac.
3-12 2.808 kwhrs
3-13 4.534 kwhrs
3-14 7.228 kwhrs
3-15 2.972 kwhrs
3-16 1.916 kwhrs
3-17 6.518 kwhrs

144 hours
25.976 kwhrs
180.38 watts per hour

Thats with mini split heating 560 sq ft keeping it around 68 degrees avg.

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Heres the old radiator heater hating 234 sq ft


234 sq ft

warmer nights avove 50s

162 hours 73.95 kw hrs
456 watts per hour
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cold night in the 20s

152 hours and

141 kws

927 watts per hour
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Id say the mini is well worth its money by saving me the money and not having to freeze or sweat.
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Old 03-18-14, 10:50 AM   #45
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Nice numbers thanks for sharing
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Old 03-18-14, 10:53 AM   #46
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...Id say the mini is well worth its money by saving me the money and not having to freeze or sweat.
It's not only costing you about half as much in energy, it's giving you about twice as much conditioned space!

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Old 03-18-14, 05:33 PM   #47
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Your wallet will thank you, and your comfort level will increase year round. Double whammy!
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Old 03-18-14, 09:31 PM   #48
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Comfort level has certainly increased already tested the air conditioner . Have had to use the heater past few days. Supposed to jump up to 75 tomar. So ac will be back on.
Yep. Uses about half in energy . And little more than double . Im going to bet . If more than just one wall had insulation in them . It would help a bit more.
Im planning on later on opening the whole house up and figureing the watts . Just waiting on a halfway decent week . Here is the only place you can get a sunburn and frostbite in th same day .
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Old 03-18-14, 10:16 PM   #49
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Forgive me for loosing track .

What brand did you buy ? What btu ? What SEER ?

Mine is running on A/C , right now , in the living room / dining room .

When it is running on A/C , it pulls 10 amps of 120 VAC . That would be 1200 VA .

Watts probably slightly less , depending on power factor . But mine is old technology , 13 SEER . The compressor cycles off and on .

The newer technology / high SEER units use a variable speed compressors . The compressor speed is ramped up or down depending on load . I also think the higher SEER units perform better in Heat Pump mode , down to colder out door temperatures ?


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Old 03-19-14, 01:07 PM   #50
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Its a cheap 17 seer. 12000 btu cool 13000 btu heating
. Kozy kool with the inverter mine was running heat this morning now its warmed up turned the cool.

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