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  1. #66
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    Not doing good on my math today.
    Lets say each fan is drawing 30 watts. 30 time 7 fans is 210 watts and hour.
    210 watts an hour times 24 hours = 5,040 watts a day, or 5.040 KWH per day from ceiling fans.
    Or 151.2 KWH per month for the ceiling fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Not doing good on my math today.
    Lets say each fan is drawing 30 watts. 30 time 7 fans is 210 watts and hour.
    210 watts an hour times 24 hours = 5,040 watts a day, or 5.040 KWH per day from ceiling fans.
    Or 151.2 KWH per month for the ceiling fans.
    151.2 kw-hr x $.10 kw-hr = $15 per month for celing fans.

    I run my ceiling fans only when I'm home.

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    And I think I was conservative on the wattage.
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    Admit we don't always

    Quote Originally Posted by adrianf View Post
    Do you turn the fans off when the rooms or home is vacant?
    very inconsistent when it comes to flickingthose switches

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    Ceiling Fans @ full speed:

    36" = 55 watts
    48" = 75 watts
    52" = 90 watts
    56" = 100 watts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daltex View Post
    Ceiling Fans @ full speed:

    36" = 55 watts
    48" = 75 watts
    52" = 90 watts
    56" = 100 watts
    Ok, now post at low speed.
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    Ok I gotcha Gary

    Quote Originally Posted by gary_g View Post
    After the air handler, there is usually a flexible fabric "boot" that joins the air handler to your house ductwork if you have an upflow air handler. The boot is a great place to poke a small hole for the temp probe for measuring the air temp after the coil.

    For the supply air temp, see if you can find/poke/drill a small hole in the duct or plenum just before the air handler.

    Good luck.
    Looks like that's gonna be a Thur project. Preciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Ok, now post at low speed.
    30% of full maybe?

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    Welp, went thru the house

    Quote Originally Posted by gary_g View Post
    151.2 kw-hr x $.10 kw-hr = $15 per month for celing fans.

    I run my ceiling fans only when I'm home.
    flickin' off ceiling fans. Its a start.

  10. #75
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    You are probably seeing fuel surcharges, get ready because the power companies are going to hit you with surcharges to make up for the fuel increase. Check last years KW useage vs this bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomulanSpy View Post
    OD temp 91 RH a very comfy 60%

    Temp at return 75.1*

    Temp at nearest supply 63* on the button
    Last time I checked mine at the diffuser and return vent the DT was closer to 20*. I know the AH is the place to check for true evap. temp drop but a 12* drop sounds low.

    The attic air being pulled from a lousey electrical box seal sounds like a good thing to look at. Never thought of that one but it would have a negative pressure pulling attic air into the room. But maybe it would offset my 2 PAV's sucking cool air out of the room.

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    Oh I know its higher

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinmac View Post
    You are probably seeing fuel surcharges, get ready because the power companies are going to hit you with surcharges to make up for the fuel increase. Check last years KW useage vs this bills.
    TVA went up 1.5 cents kw/hr in April of this year. If this had happened last year, w/the heatwave/drought it would have been a disaster financially for many.

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    Took care of that last week

    Quote Originally Posted by Daltex View Post
    Last time I checked mine at the diffuser and return vent the DT was closer to 20*. I know the AH is the place to check for true evap. temp drop but a 12* drop sounds low.

    The attic air being pulled from a lousey electrical box seal sounds like a good thing to look at. Never thought of that one but it would have a negative pressure pulling attic air into the room. But maybe it would offset my 2 PAV's sucking cool air out of the room.
    sealed all light switches and plugins.

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