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"Burned" the house

2012-07-01 18:06:44.140418+00 by meuon 3 comments

[Burning Man to the House] It's 105+ at the house and 110+ in downtown Chattanooga. Nancy says the air conditioning was struggling to keep up. Being a )^('r, I have a few odd things laying around, like a 40'x10' piece of industrial shade cloth. Now it is stretched across the front/southern windows of the house to provide some shade and dampen the solar load through the windows.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-02 00:44:00.506995+00 by: Larry Burton

At 105 spraying down the A/C condenser with the water hose would help a lot. Today you have two things working against you, a heavy heat load on the house along with a heavily reduced capacity for the outside air cooling the condenser to remove heat. A/C systems using air cooled condensers are usually only good for reducing the temperature by 20 degrees. 105-20=85.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-01 20:23:49.733531+00 by: Dan Lyke

Whoohoo! I've been amazed at what the attic fans have done for this house, but weather this year so far has been super mild out in our neck of the woods.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-07-01 19:37:09.79041+00 by: Nancy

The house has stayed a steady 86 (both thermostats) with the air set at 82. It's been 2 hours, so I think it would have cooled off if it was going to. But at least psychologically the shade cloth is helping!