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ajw22

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In our very hot July/August months I need as much as 109kwh/day to maintain 72F/22C

I think that's the problem right there. Set the A/C to a more reasonable 78F/26C and it'll probably only need 50% the energy. Wear shorts and place ventilators at strategic locations (eg. under desk) for extra cooling for just 10~20W. It's totally comfortable once you get used to it.
As a bonus, you get much less of a heat-shock whenever you step outside.
 

Cheap 4-life

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I think that's the problem right there. Set the A/C to a more reasonable 78F/26C and it'll probably only need 50% the energy. Wear shorts and place ventilators at strategic locations (eg. under desk) for extra cooling for just 10~20W. It's totally comfortable once you get used to it.
As a bonus, you get much less of a heat-shock whenever you step outside.
A/C is the toughest thing for all of us to power. I set my A/C at 77F. I used to set it at 72F before I got into solar. Honestly I don’t notice the difference in comfort other than there was times we were freezing when I had it at 72F. Setting the thermostat higher at 77F keeps the A/C from continuously running all the time. I read somewhere that a central A/C shouldn’t be set over 20F above the outside temp.
At night before bed it is usually under 72F outside so we turn off the A/C and use window fans in the rooms we will be in. Keeps the house cool all night.
 

OffGridInTheCity

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I think that's the problem right there. Set the A/C to a more reasonable 78F/26C and it'll probably only need 50% the energy. Wear shorts and place ventilators at strategic locations (eg. under desk) for extra cooling for just 10~20W. It's totally comfortable once you get used to it.
As a bonus, you get much less of a heat-shock whenever you step outside.
In an emergency sure! and maybe higher and we have fans as final backup (way less power than AC). But reasonable is a slippery term when negotiating with your spouse and there's no emergency :) She also likes it (what I consider cold) in the winter.... so maybe it evens out.
 
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