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  1. #14
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    If the weather is unusually hot for the area, a properly sized system may run nonstop >24 hours at a time. After leaving the house during a heat wave with the AC off, it may take several days to recover. Just let it run.

    I'd recommend setting the thermostat back instead of turning the AC off when you go on summer vacation. Otherwise the heat and humidity can really build up inside.

    The dehumidifier will help with the sweating, and yes, it does add some heat to the space in the process. Once the AC catches up, though, you shouldn't need it anymore.

    [Edited by wyounger on 07-20-2005 at 09:32 AM]

  2. #15
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    Originally posted by wyounger
    If the weather is unusually hot for the area, a properly sized system may run nonstop >24 hours at a time. After leaving the house during a heat wave with the AC off, it may take several days to recover. Just let it run.

    I'd recommend setting the thermostat back instead of turning the AC off when you go on summer vacation. Otherwise the heat and humidity can really build up inside.

    The dehumidifier will help with the sweating, and yes, it does add some heat to the space in the process. Once the AC catches up, though, you shouldn't need it anymore.

    [Edited by wyounger on 07-20-2005 at 09:32 AM]

    The Dehumidifier helped big time. The sweating is mostly gone now and it seems as if the system has "caught up" wringing most of the humidity out of the air and now only has to come on from time to time to maintain the setpoint.

    I'll never turn it off like that again when I go away, I'll just set it to 78 or something like that to maintain some modicum of humidity control.

    I really wasn't planning on replacing the system this year, I'm going to try and milk another year out of it so I can save up enough dough.

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