and fair warning to those that might want to install a large capacity range hood.
Late yesterday evening, I happened to notice that the thermostat claimed the temperature in the house was 76, even though the setting had not changed from the 74 that we keep it at in the summer.
This is something very out of the ordinary in my house, so I immediately checked the air conditioner. The output air temperature was nice and cold, the humidity was only 41% in the house, and the condensate drain had almost a constant flow to it, so I knew it had to be running correctly. So, that left the question of where did the extra heat load come from?
I mentioned this to the wife, and she admitted that she had forgot and left the range hood exhaust on much longer than necessary - one of the disadvantages of having a very quiet exhaust hood. My exhaust hood is only rated for 600 cfm. I'm quite glad I did not put one of the 1,200 cfm monsters in!
An hour or so after turning the exhaust hood off, the house was back to its normal temperature again.