TIA in advance!
I got married and moved into my wife's older home...(good neighborhood)
I have two questions:
1. We set the thermostat at 78 and I think that if we run the fan all the
time vs. auto, it will keep the cycle down on the AC unit and help
feel cooler vs. have the AC cycle on and off? Does that make sense?
2. There is a sun room that has AC outlets in it, with a ceiling return.. I
can shut off the AC out but not the return..So I think that it is better
to leave it open and keep the temp down so the air return is cooler vs.
closing them...Does this make sense?
Bottom line is I am trying to save money in the summer heat of North Texas..
The house is a 1965 build with floor and ceiling registers..all returns are
at the ceiling. My wife only lived there a few months before we got married
so she has no experience with the AC in the house.
This is Turtle.
"Oak Tree Brewer" <mohawkspa at comcast dot net> wrote in message
It makes sence if you think it does. this thought has been run over the
coals a hundred times and can out a personal opinion when it was over. You
should get your answer from you running your personal test on it as to you
think it is a good senciable ideal , for it is very debatiable here as to
Yes and this also run close to a personal choice here.
You and the house should start sitting down together and have a cup of
coffee together and get use to what it will product for you. A new wife and
a new house are pretty close and you need to get to know both better to know
how to get the most out of both. You might post back here on questions that
arrive as you learn the ways of your home, we are not good at advising on
wifes and problem that arrive.
Setting TH to run fan continuously may actually cause the A/C to cycle
more often if it increases the air movement through the TH location
The most important consideration is the proper sizing of the unit and
the proper air delivery of the indoor (fan) blower.
Adequate room air circulation is important to a wider comfort zone, but
I prefer to use efficient low wattage floor fans, etc.
What you can get away with here depends on the relationship of your
blower and the entire duct system. If you have sufficient return areas
elsewhere you could cover the ceiling return and also damper off the
supply ducts to the sun room.
The blower will have to have the capacity and horse power at a higher
static pressure to delivery the prescribed airflow for the BTUH capacity
of the refrigerant system. If the installing contractor knows his
stuff, it might pay to have some retrofit ducting done, so that cutting
off the sun room won't have a negative effect on the A/C unit, along
with keeping its efficiency optimized.
If you want to optimize the A/C system efficiency, do some reading,
reflective thinking, and then do what's necessary --it could make a big
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