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restez1963 08-28-2011 08:36 PM

is it cost efficeint to have my ac coming on and off about every 20 minutes to keep the tempeture at a nice 78 degrees it just dont seem right . any suggestions

thermostat 09-02-2011 06:36 AM

Increasing the cycle times (on/off) periods your AC runs can maintain the in-air temperature you desire while potentially saving electricity. If you keep the fan on to continue circulating air, you probably won't be able to feel a temperature difference from the on and off times.

thermostat 09-02-2011 06:41 AM

You could also try running an energy simulation, but it might be tedious to input the 20-minute intervals with this software: Paragon Robotics LLC

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