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  1. #1
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    When you're central air is "working hard" ie high ambient, high humidity conditions, is it using more electricity then when it's "caught up" ie.. humidity under control and just maintaining setpoint.

    I guess what I'm asking is does the electrical load required by the system vary with the conditions it's operating under?

  2. #2
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    Absolutely. The greater the load on the system (temperature and humidity loads), the greater the electrical power required.

    paul

  3. #3
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    Thanks, I was just curious since with the hot muggy weather we've been having in NJ, it seems like my ac is running non stop. But my power bill wasn't that bad.

    I've been running it at 76 when we're not here and 72 when we are and it's doing a nice job.



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