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Thread: is my meter running correctly?

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    DIY Junior Member Andrew Elizalde's Avatar
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    I found out the problem!

    The AC guy is coming on Wednesday to have a look but in the meanwhile I called my dad's cousins (handymen/etc) to come check it out. The found the problem within fifteen minutes.

    The inside AC unit was drawing something like 22 amps. They said it should be around 2 or 3. The opened up the unit and determined that when the AC is on the heater is on as well, which is why when I would set my thermostat to 78, it would only hang around 82.

    I am pretty pissed that the previous owners didn't disclose anything about this before, that the AC tech didn't notice it when inspecting the house the first time, and at myself for not getting it caught quicker!

    Either way I'm happy that (hopefully) my bill will be cut in half!

    Thanks again guys.

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    Humm, think I called that in my first reply...
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    We really appreciate the follow up. We are happy your problem will be resolved, and happy to validate our opinion that it was NOT the meter. This is why I said "good luck with the poco". They hear these complaints all the time, and it is NEVER their fault!!!!!!

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    A low-reading meter is more likely than one going too fast (and neither is very common), at least with the mechanical devices...if the bearing in the wheel starts to drag, it could run slower than called for. It's hard to make it go faster with no extra power useage.!
    Jim DeBruycker
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