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It's 79 outside right now. It's been running for hours and it's remaining 79 inside.

I'm in a brand new 2 story home in Monroe, OH.

It has rained a lot recently but I just feel like it should be cooler...

Any ideas?


It's roughly 77F outside and humidity is 76% outside. It's now 80F in my house and the thermostat is set at 70F.

Still no ideas if this sounds right?

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Central A/C or window unit? How long have you had it? Has it worked properly in the past? What model thermostat do you use? etc .... – mike Jul 4 '13 at 2:29
May be obvious, but what's the temperature you've set your thermostat at? – alt Jul 4 '13 at 3:22
It's central AC. This is a new construction, 2360sq ft 2 story with finished basement so vents running there too. We have a Nest 2nd gen thermostat. I've checked outside and the AC is running... The thermostat is set at between 69 and 71 but obviously it never reaches that – Joshua F. Rountree Jul 4 '13 at 14:43
Is cool air blowing from your vents? – Steven Jul 4 '13 at 15:44
It sounds like just the fan is running. – DMoore Jul 8 '13 at 1:43

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