My preferred setting for cooling is 76 degrees. The A/C kept that
except for a few days about a month ago (when in the middle of the big
south central hot spot).
It does have to be raised at night to keep things from getting too
Fans do help some, if the temperature isn't too high.
Kill-A-Watt showed 20 inch Lakewood at 121/84/65 watts
84/121 = 70% 65/121 = 54%
91/74/59 watts with a new fan from Wal-Mart (20 inch Galaxy).
74/91 = 81% 59/91 = 65%
Sorta what you'd expect. Huh?
Interesting too your power only 8 cents per kwh! And ours is mainly
clean hydro generated, especially summer time!
Our basic kilowatt hour charge is just over 9 cents per hour the rest
bringing it up to just over 10 cents is due to a monthly per account
fee and sales taxes.
Another reason may be that we are rather thin on the ground and that
means the cost of the basic infrastructures must be borne by a smaller
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