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    Break in Time

    Do new HVAC systems (HP in this case) have a "break in" time? Perhaps its just me but t he HP seems to be cooling better than at the beginning of the summer

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    I've never heard of a break in period.

    You need to be careful with comparisons. Performance will be a function of ambient temperature, humidity and the rate at which heat is infiltrating the dwelling which can be a result of many factors such as radiation. (sunny day vs overcast day)

    If your comparison is based on feeling the outlet register temp then it could also be a result of lower airflow across the coil. Has the filter been changed since the system was new???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvantGarde View Post
    Do new HVAC systems (HP in this case) have a "break in" time? Perhaps its just me but t he HP seems to be cooling better than at the beginning of the summer
    I do recall several posts in other threads that say the system needs to learn your house. Don't know what that means but I would be curious to hear an explanation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryd_2008 View Post
    I do recall several posts in other threads that say the system needs to learn your house. Don't know what that means but I would be curious to hear an explanation.
    That would probably be for a digital t-stat with "Adaptive Intelligent Recovery". Not the HVAC system, just the t-stat.

    Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davefr View Post
    I've never heard of a break in period.

    You need to be careful with comparisons. Performance will be a function of ambient temperature, humidity and the rate at which heat is infiltrating the dwelling which can be a result of many factors such as radiation. (sunny day vs overcast day)

    If your comparison is based on feeling the outlet register temp then it could also be a result of lower airflow across the coil. Has the filter been changed since the system was new???
    Very ticky

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