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    I'm comfortable at this temperature and RH. My electric bill is a bit high ($365) but that's the price of comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    I'm comfortable at this temperature and RH. My electric bill is a bit high ($365) but that's the price of comfort.
    Man I wish I had bills that low.
    One of these days I will.
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    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    Man I wish I had bills that low.
    One of these days I will.
    Most of my house is LED lights.

    I run:

    2.5 ton AC/HP
    Furnace blower 24/7/365 (PSC)
    AprilAire whole house dehum unit with condensate pump
    Fridge
    Wine chiller
    4 small aquariums (does NOT help with humidity)
    tankless water heater
    washer and dryer motors
    microwave
    well pump (1/2 hp submersible)
    numerous wall wart chargers

    on average
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    Hate to make you guys feel bad but my last electric bill was 260 but the electric part was only 125. And we had many days in triple digit heat index.

    For the record I run the house at 75 and the humidity runs in the upper 40’s - lower 50’s.

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    Im in spokane and my bill was no higher than 300 last summer on 20 year old lennox 11SEER equipment. All that river power is cheap, 9c KW.

    Hence why i dont care the cost to be nice and cold for 3-4 months a year

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    When I did the Man J for this house I figured in the global warming effect. Our design temp is 85 summer/6 winter outdoors, and 75s/70w indoors at 55% RH. I designed for 95/-10, and 68/68 at 50%. It's worked really well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drichard989 View Post
    Im in spokane and my bill was no higher than 300 last summer on 20 year old lennox 11SEER equipment. All that river power is cheap, 9c KW.

    Hence why i dont care the cost to be nice and cold for 3-4 months a year
    Look at your outdoor dew point and try to keep the indoor temperature above that. I have seen dew points above 70f here so people who keep their houses colder than 70 are getting condensation in their walls.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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    ive never seen the dew above 65. Last year had no issues with condensation inside.

    I might go get a portable dehumidifier to help out.

    This isnt a house i want to put too much money in. Just wanted basic new equipment

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    Quote Originally Posted by drichard989 View Post
    ive never seen the dew above 65. Last year had no issues with condensation inside.

    I might go get a portable dehumidifier to help out.

    This isnt a house i want to put too much money in. Just wanted basic new equipment
    A dehumidifier doesn't help with condensation in the walls because it's the outdoor air condensing in the walls because of the low indoor temperature it's not the indoor air condensing.
    You must not have all that much heat and humidity.
    "Is this before or after you fired the parts cannon at it?" - senior tech
    I'm tired of these mediocre "semi flammable" refrigerants. If we're going to do it let's do it right.
    Unless we change direction we are likely to end up where we are going.
    "It's not new, it's better than new!" Maru.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R600a View Post
    A dehumidifier doesn't help with condensation in the walls because it's the outdoor air condensing in the walls because of the low indoor temperature it's not the indoor air condensing.
    You must not have all that much heat and humidity.
    Ah didnt realize you were talking about inside the walls! Now I understand.

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