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Timothy

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Summer!
« on: May 03, 2018, 04:54:08 pm »
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Summer!
« on: May 03, 2018, 04:54:08 pm »

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 05:07:49 pm »
I just had mine serviced a few weeks ago. It's all ready for triple digits.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 05:32:38 pm »
I started running mine yesterday when it got up to 83 degrees for the second day in a row. That was only 3 and 2 degrees below the record highs for those 2 days. Today isn't even close. The record lows for the first 3 days of the month were 26, 27, and 26 again. I only have 2 window air conditioners and have left them installed the last few years. I got tired of taking the bedroom windows and screen out to crawl out on the awning and unscrew the outer part of the unit to pull it into the house.

Without A/C, when we have high temps several consecutive days without cool nights, it gets much hotter inside than outside. Like 95 inside if it's in the 80-85 outside. The first summer in my house I had long tapered candles in a pair of sconces I made, and it got so hot that the candles went limp and bent into a J shape. Not even Viagra would have helped. That's when I knew I really needed air conditioning. Box fans in the windows just weren't cutting it.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 05:39:10 pm »
My previously straight as an arrow candles were shaped just like this.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 06:34:31 am »
nine days without power during the 2004 hurricane season makes you work on a way to power your ceiling fans at least.... high 80s until after midnight, and up for school at 6am made for miserable couple of days

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Re: Summer!
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 06:56:06 am »
How many of you guys hose off your outside units? I'm told they work much more efficiently if you hose out the dirt and dust that accumulates in the radiator vanes of the condenser at least once a year. I get a LOT of dirt when I do it. It's amazing how much dust there is out here that gets drawn into the unit.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 07:38:31 am »
It helps, 
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 11:41:25 am »
If you live in dusty areas (we get a lot of seasonal dust from farming) it helps to do it a few times a year.
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Re: Summer!
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 02:06:33 pm »
Here in South Texas yesterday it reached 90 in San Antonio. It was about a month late getting here. A very mild spring but have been running the A/C for several weeks .
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Summer!
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 02:12:47 pm »
How many of you guys hose off your outside units? I'm told they work much more efficiently if you hose out the dirt and dust that accumulates in the radiator vanes of the condenser at least once a year. I get a LOT of dirt when I do it. It's amazing how much dust there is out here that gets drawn into the unit.

Window units, once after the spring pollen and at least once during the summer and before I store for the winter.