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Old Jul 13th 2005, 2:07 pm
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Ray, the only problem is, I've heard that most people won't benefit from the 30% unless they install new duct work.
Very old systems ..that could be true .. But mostly said by ductwork saleman
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How old do you reckon your current unit is ..if its older than 92 ..you may well have an 8 SEER.. a new one would save a lot in electric bills

its 1990 our last main summer bill was $400 :scared:
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Old Jul 13th 2005, 3:36 pm
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its 1990 our last main summer bill was $400 :scared:
15 years old ... start saving for that new one ...
I think our highest bill is around $260 and its runs 24 hours a day May until
Oct... but we only have a tiny 2000 sq ft of living area..
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Old Jul 13th 2005, 3:48 pm
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15 years old ... start saving for that new one ...
I think our highest bill is around $260 and its runs 24 hours a day May until
Oct... but we only have a tiny 2000 sq ft of living area..

Ours was $134 last month and runs 24/7 as well-17 bucks higher than May. Can't wait to see this month's......... Our unit is 8 years old and found out that although when we had it put in,was supposed to be able to handle our screen porch we have since made into a sunroom it can't. So anyway you cut it, will have to replace it with a bigger and more expensive unit anyway.
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Old Jul 13th 2005, 4:26 pm
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15 years old ... start saving for that new one ...
I think our highest bill is around $260 and its runs 24 hours a day May until
Oct... but we only have a tiny 2000 sq ft of living area..
3000 sq ft running 16 hours per day .....I think our pool filter adds to the bill though as well
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Old Jul 13th 2005, 4:36 pm
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3000 sq ft running 16 hours per day .....I think our pool filter adds to the bill though as well
Our bill inc the pool pump etc as well.. you would save a fair bit though ..
and with the more modern contols/thermostat/humidistat that can help considerably as well ..start saving ...
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Old Jul 13th 2005, 4:41 pm
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My AC is 25 years old....but even if I run it a lot in the hot weather......90s plus.....my bill goes up around $60/80 a month....that is also running a stand alone in the attic bedroom 24/7.......normal summers like this one.....we use the AC around 4 days a month......bad summers....its on all the time.....I could save money by getting a new AC......but not that much......maybe $20 or so a month....I'm going to have a new system put upstairs....the stand alone works OK but the room is 36 by 12 so I really need 2 stand alones ........

I'm looking to see if the kids at the tech school can fit a new AC unit for me......then I can get a self fit one online for around $1000.......with the tech you only pay for parts not labour......because the kids come with a teacher to fit the unit......

It may also work out cheaper to buy window AC units.....and just cool the rooms we use.....only upgrading the AC unit to sell the house......
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15 years old ... start saving for that new one ...
I think our highest bill is around $260 and its runs 24 hours a day May until
Oct... but we only have a tiny 2000 sq ft of living area..
We have a new unit in our FL home....when there in the summer for 2200 sq ft our bill for Aug was $120......I set the A/C to 76/78 .....and I find it only turns on a lot mid afternoon.......the house keeps very cool......in fact the bedrooms are cold even in high summer.......
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Our bill inc the pool pump etc as well.. you would save a fair bit though ..
and with the more modern contols/thermostat/humidistat that can help considerably as well ..start saving ...

I replaced the Thermostat with a digital last week ($100) so I now have a timer and better temp control - so I guess that will help
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Our Air con runs all day at 74 and the bills $150 a month for a 1600 sq ft house
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2400 sq ft. Very old a/c and the bill we just got for last months electricity is $375 and we are not even in the hottest part of the year yet. That is up significantly from this time last year.

We are renting our house and I doubt our landlord is likely to replace the a/c anytime soon.

What temp do you all keep your thermostats at? That bill is based on keeping the upstairs and downstairs thermostat on 78.
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Old Jul 13th 2005, 8:31 pm
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2400 sq ft. Very old a/c and the bill we just got for last months electricity is $375 and we are not even in the hottest part of the year yet. That is up significantly from this time last year.
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Unlike frigid Pimpbot .. mine is a constant 77F
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Old Jul 13th 2005, 8:51 pm
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2400 sq ft. Very old a/c and the bill we just got for last months electricity is $375 and we are not even in the hottest part of the year yet. That is up significantly from this time last year.

We are renting our house and I doubt our landlord is likely to replace the a/c anytime soon.

What temp do you all keep your thermostats at? That bill is based on keeping the upstairs and downstairs thermostat on 78.
i keep mine at 76....if I can I use the sea breeze to cool the house..thats was sadly missing the last 2 summers.....and is back thank goodness this year....so indoors is a nice 71 to 76 all day....it can even go down to 68 at night....the tall trees give us a lot of shade too...the lady across the road cut all hers down..then had to have AC fitted because the sun was just pouring into her house....that'll teach her to move to the Cape and want a lawn......
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