Tuesday, August 11, 2015

New digs in condo and AC reading!

After a week of moving, I was able to install a Total Energy Detective unit that monitors my electrical use real time. I wanted to get a quick handle on what I could expect in the way of power use for the news digs.

It took my AC 25 minutes to drop the ambient temperature by 1.57 degrees in the condo. The power used was about 1.5 kWh. Not the best performance I've seen, but I am in the hottest portion of the year. I also plan to block the two large west facing sliding glass window more effectively in the afternoon hours when the sun is beating down.