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    Question about temperature regulation

    Last year I moved into a home that is about 25 years old. It has a new Trane AC. The problem I am experiencing is that if I set my AC thermastat on 78 degrees my AC runs all day long without reaching 78 degrees. It reaches 79 degrees and just stays there or it reaches 78 degrees but keeps running. During the hottest part of the day the temperature inside the house reaches as much as 81 degrees when set at 78 degrees. I don't know if I am dealing with an air conditioner problem, a thermastat problem, or an insulation problem. Late in the evening when the out side temperature drops the AC will eventually reach 78 degrees and shut down for a short period of time. Any suggestions on what I am dealing with? I have already put in new windows with current thermal protection and ratings.

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    You need to suplement your homes cooling with a great big tub of ice full of BEER!

    Naw seriously, you have it down to the short list. Most likely the A/C just needs serviced by a pro. Your using the same amount of electricity as a full capacity unit, why not get full capacity out of it?
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Ask us when you get to Coloraldo.....
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