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Upon replacing my air filter, I noticed some warm air in the air handler. My strip heat was stuck on causing the problem the entire time. Company is replacing the circuit board.


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The key additional factor is: what temp is the food when it's going into the freezer? If it has been kept in a similarly low temp environment (say, coming off of a freezer truck at 0F or below) then putting a large quantity of it into a freezer, even if the freezer was literally not turned on yet, will cause it to get the freezer pretty cold (a freezer ...


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Freezers have very little "thermal inertia" when empty -- the compressor cycles on and off more often (which can cause more wear) in an empty freezer than one that's full (or partially full) of food, which makes it less efficient: A full refrigerator retains cold better than an empty one. If your refrigerator is nearly empty, store water-filled ...


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Before investing in active elements (electrical pumps), why not try out a passive installation? Simply building a second roof above the first -leaving an air-gap between the two- will help reduce incoming heat. The higher roof doesn't even need to be very strong, since it only has to handle its own weight (and perhaps also some wind). This used to be a ...


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Won't work. The insulation is sufficient to reduce the heat loss from your apartment at 25c to the snow or ice at -15c to a reasonably low value. Misters or evaporative coolers only reduce the temperature by a few degrees C, and most of the heat absorbed would come from the surrounding air, not your house. I'd suggest awnings over the windows, ...


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Just a couple of points to keep in mind... 1) Any exhaust fan is moving air out of the house...that means there is outside air coming INTO the house somewhere to make up for the lost air volume. Speaking only about temperature, this could be a good thing or bad depending on where most of that air is coming in. For instance, if it is getting sucked in from ...



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