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How many KWh do you use in a day?

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engineered wrote:
Jul 12th, 2017 9:36 am
Only problem is Florida is doing nothing to curb climate change that will eventually put Florida under water. However, it will be easy to stay cool when they're under water :P

Yes very true, I don't plan to be here long enough to find out. :D

Solar power is picking up, the only incentive is a tax credit on the costs to install then, they don't buy solar power from you at government subsidized rates. Solar is about the only good they do to for the environment, but it's the perfect location for it, lots of sun here.
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Quentin5 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2017 9:40 am
very true
however its hard to breathe and thats a problem
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mikerfd wrote:
Jul 11th, 2017 9:18 pm
Just out of curiosity, what temp are most of you keeping your A/C at then with such low numbers? I have it at 72F currently (which is a compromise, as my wife would prefer to live in an igloo during the summer).
I used to average 8-9kWh when I lived in Ajax, we used to only run the AC during the nights or weekends when we were going to be home, mostly kept it off during the day because no one was home most of the time. We used to put it to 24C at night, higher during the day if we turned it on.

Now that we have a puppy home all day and live in FL, we leave it on 24/7. 76F during the day, 74F at night.
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engineered wrote:
Jul 12th, 2017 10:17 am
Either evolve gills or go the Water World route....

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ChubChub wrote:
Jul 12th, 2017 10:01 am
I keep mine indicated at 75°F, but a calibrated thermometer directly beside it says it's actually 73°F (and my cheapo-laster thermometer agrees), so my thermostat lies by ~2°F. Coincidentally, if your wife is actually concerned more about the number than the actual feel of the home, some thermostats have an offset you can program into them; you can make it LOOK like 70°F, but it's actually 73°F (for example).

My father's home is at 78°F shown on his thermostat, but it always feels cooler than my home (haven't checked if his thermostat is just brutal).
My wife bases on coolness so no offset I do would help and of course in winter it is putting heat even higher :)

Our tsat is off about 3F when compare to two other thermostats so perhaps a big presume but guessing the two are more accurate then tstat.

Sometimes it shows as being even more off hence I stopped putting an offset and just go by what is comfortable.

Used to hate opening windows however when there is nice breeze even on hot days the cross wind from front and rear windows makes the house comfortable and no ac use!!

Our hydro use for last month varied from 15 kWh/day to 60 kWh/day... wish it would not rain so much so could open windows more often.

About 1 1/2 month ago we went out of town and turned off all powerbars [tvs, video game consoles, tv boxes, computers, etc.] and just left hot water tank on [gas but electric fan]. Still had about 5-6 kWh/day. Did have a few nightlights with sensors plugged in but guessing the hot water tank was biggest user along with 2 fridges??
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Fridges can be amazingly bad, from 1kWh-15kWh/day each (depending on age and design).
Hot water tank should not be bad if not used, though i suspect you had other phantom loads.
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