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I'd start by checking the start capacitor for the fan motor. If that's starting to go bad, the motor could be drawing high current for too long while trying to start.


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If the apartment is a 8" thick "cinder-block" wall with no insulation, then it's R value is likely around 1.5-2. If it's a concrete wall, it's R-value is around 3.8-4. In any case, 1" thick polystyrene foam has an R-value of 5, and ½" drywall is about .5, so adding the foam and drywall (combined R-value of 5.5) over your existing drywall will more than ...


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That sounds about right. It usually takes 5-15 minutes for me to fill 1 lb.


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Variable Anger and Venting (of the profane kind) Unfortunately, the Flair belongs to a class of HVAC systems known generically as Variable Air Volume systems, or VAV for short. HVAC systems must control three key parameters in order to provide comfort, namely: Temperature Humidity and "Freshness" (i.e. being able to prevent CO2, odors, etal from building ...


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I bought the MistBox last year. This is a unit that take's all the guesswork out of Mist cooling your AC. I live in Las Vegas, NV. We enjoy humidity as low as 5 to 15% all summer. With normal around 100+ the whole summer.I installed it in minutes and it worked well. I could actually tell the difference immediately.The only negatives I read, while researching ...


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You may not be able to. The programmable thermostats commonly sold are designed for on/off control of a heating and cooling system. The Flair line of thermostats are designed to control a Flair damper that is allowing more or less air into the room. The Open and Closed Signals move the damper in that direction. I believe the Flair is an variable system, ...


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Sounds like contactor chatter. Could be a bad contactor, or not enough power on the coil. Basically, the contactor is closing and opening really quickly. This happens when the coil doesn't create a strong enough magnetic field to hold the contactor closed. Depending on the cost of a new contactor, I'd probably just pop in a new one. If it doesn't fix the ...


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Sounds like you've hit one of the refrigerant lines, and let the magic juice out. This is a very common cause of refrigerator failure. Unfortunately, if it's even possible to repair the damage, it'll likely cost more for the repair than for a new fridge. Of course that completely depends on the make and model of the unit, and how accessible the damaged ...


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With the freon line punctured a HVAC service call will be needed to advise if they are able to seal the line, pump it down to a vacuum and recharge. It would best to not run the fridge because air is getting in the system and the compressor life will be shortened if you do try to have it repaired. If it is a nice fridge it may be worth the cost if it is a ...


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I would say a dehumidifier would not be a more efficient choice for summer comfort than turning down the thermostat on an A/C. Sure, the delta-T across exterior walls would drop, so somewhat less heat would seep in from outside, but as was already mentioned, the A/C then has to remove the dehumidifier's additional heat from the home (100% of the input power ...



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