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Old 10-09-2019, 08:17 AM
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not knowing how old the car is, the newer models one just sets the temp and the system determines whether to heat or cool....no turning on or off of anything required.....except defrosters.
Yes my car has the facility to run the temp. and air control system itself, but I can also turn anything on/up/down/off, by changing any setting, and until I was told to leave it on in winter, I always turned A/C off.

It can't make tea or coffee though!!
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:27 AM
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The standard HVAC system has a humidity setting that will work to cool your house to about 3 degrees below the temperature setting when the humidity is too high. This may allow you to save energy by using a higher temperature setting when you are not living in the house. But, it is not a good idea to use it when you are living in the house, because sometimes the house will be too hot or too cold. As stated in another post, a real dehumidifier will include a heater to "reheat" the air after the humidity has been removed by overcooling. This would allow you to control both the temperature and the humidity.


Actually, the "reheat" is energized simultaneously with cooling so as to maintain a constant discharge air temperature that will not over or under cool the space yet remove moisture in the process until the desired humidity set point is met.


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Old 10-10-2019, 05:31 AM
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What have you done to control humidity in your home?
How effective is it?
I bought a portable dehumidifier and the humidity in our house dropped from 60% to 45%. The AC no longer overworks to control the humidity and our house is very comfortable.
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I bought a portable dehumidifier and the humidity in our house dropped from 60% to 45%. The AC no longer overworks to control the humidity and our house is very comfortable.
That is impressive for a portable unit.

What brand and size dehumidifier?

Where do you have it located in the house relative to the thermostat?
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That is impressive for a portable unit.

What brand and size dehumidifier?

Where do you have it located in the house relative to the thermostat?
Here it is:

Frigidaire FFAD7033R1, 70 Pint, White Dehumidifier

The thermostat is located at the entrance to our master; the dehumidifier is located next to our kitchen island, about 14 feet away. I drain it twice a day.
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Yes my car has the facility to run the temp. and air control system itself, but I can also turn anything on/up/down/off, by changing any setting, and until I was told to leave it on in winter, I always turned A/C off.

It can't make tea or coffee though!!
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...... the dehumidifier is located next to our kitchen island, about 14 feet away. I drain it twice a day.
Whoa....that is way too much work! Seriously.

We are very comfortable with our A/C set at 76.
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I set my control at 77 for A/C and 70 heat on automatic, never had problem with humidity. If I set my A/C lower than 77 my lungs congest making hard to breath normal at night.
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The ideal healthy humidity range is 45-55%. Anywhere inside this range is golden. Most houses achieve this easily.


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