Ok... I have a 2 stage RHEEM 16SEER 4ton R410A system. I believe its an RARL-JEZ unit.
I am trying to figure out how much it costs me to run my unit. My KW/h rate is 17 cents per KWH. But I can't figure out how many KWH each of these units use (air handler & condensor) when in stage one mode and stage two mode.
For example, I had my AC set to 69 overnight (I like it cool). I leave for work at 8am and don't get home till 6pm. I have two choices:
Leave it set at 69 or whatever temp during the day. It will probably stay in stage1 for the entire day, but it will be on for most of the day.
Or I can do what I have been doing and remotely turn on the unit at around 3pm. It will kick into stage 2 15 minutes after I turn it on and it will run for a few hours in stage 2 to get the temperature down from 75 (since it went up with no air on) to 69.
I would love to find out what the KWH usage on these units are because my thermostat is Proliphix and it has built in counters to tell me how long stage1 is on for and how long stage2 is on for.
Thanks in advance.