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    New Trane System

    I recently had a new Trane XB14 and TAM7 installed. I live in Tampa and it is very hot and humid. I keep the Temp on 82 and the humidity stays between 45% and 49%. I am comfortable with the ceiling fans running. Would you agree that this is good performance considering the thermostat is set at 82?

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    Impressive. Normally with the stat set so high, the sucker doesn't run much and the humidity would be lots higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tampabay11 View Post
    I recently had a new Trane XB14 and TAM7 installed.
    I live in Tampa and it is very hot and humid.
    I keep the Temp on 82 and the humidity stays between 45% and 49%. I am comfortable with the ceiling fans running.

    Would you agree that this is good performance considering the thermostat is set at 82?
    GOOD.
    You might try 80'F in the evening / night.

    I have an 2001 Armstrong set at 79'F ( 76 - 77 evening) and it maintains 40% throughout the year.
    Sometimes cooling season is nearly 8 months.
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    That is a good humidity level. Very rare to see consumers comfortable at 82 degrees.
    May I ask how the size of the equipment was determined?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2old2rock View Post
    That is a good humidity level. Very rare to see consumers comfortable at 82 degrees.
    May I ask how the size of the equipment was determined?
    Only one of the 4 contractors did a load calculation. The results indicated that the 3.5 Ton XB14 and TAM7 would be the appropriate unit. The original unit was a builder grade Carrier that was 3 Ton. It just got tired and started causing me problems so I opted out to replace it. I have only had it for 3 months, but it appears that my electric bill has decreased by around 30%. I have learned so much from this site.

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