breadbox wrote:I have a box connected to my main fuse box, that controls the peak demand of power or something like that. It is an Energy Sentry. I use a lot of power throughtout the day or at least not worry about how much power I'm using, and now the A/c seems to not be kicking on.
What the hell does this thing really do in simple terms. Are they hard to get rid of? Should I even mess with it? My girl needs the house to be colder, I could care less, but then again I care cuz I don't want to hear complaining.
Our local power utility here in NJ (PSE&G) places a device on central air conditioners that allows the power company to cycle off the compressor during periods of heavy demand for brief periods to prevent brownouts, In return we get an $8 per month reduction in electric bills during the summer.
I suspect you may have a similar device. Check with your power utility.