My wife and I toured a home for sale in the Dayton, OH area yesterday. It has all electric heating and cooling with a heat pump and electric backup (I think). It was sunny with a temperature about 80 degrees. We got there about 11 a.m.
The outside unit was running and seldom cycled off while we were there (about an hour). Noticed the thermostat was set on 72. It was OK inside, but it did not feel like 72. Neither of us noticed what the temperature was reading on the stat. The model number on the outside unit indicated it was a 30K btu Rheem with a manufacturing date of 1991.
The house is built on a slab and has high and/or cathedral ceilings in some places. The master bedroom has a tray ceiling about 2' higher in the middle of the room than surrounding walls.
On further reflection after coming home I am wondering if the AC is up to the job on a really warm/hot day. The AC we have in our condo would not even be running by 11 a.m. on a day like that.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.