I thought I would send this your way. I live in the Central Valley of California. Yesterday it reached 106 degrees. I did an experiment with my house. My 1,883 sq./ft. house had a deep energy upgrade over three years ago. The heating and cooling unit is a 2 stage/2 ton heat pump with no back-up heat. The second stage of cooling is disconnected so I am cooling with 1.4 tons. That is one ton for every 1,345 sq./ft.
Yesterday morning I left the house at 7:40 am. It was 75 degrees in the house and 75 degrees outside. I closed all of the blinds, turned the HRV off and turned the Heat Pump off. In other words, I let the house float. It got up to 106 degrees in Stockton yesterday. Luci my bride got home at 5:40 in the afternoon and the house was 78 degrees. She turned the thermostat back on and it brought the temp back to 75 in 30 minutes.
This stuff really works.
Keep up the GREAT work;
You are awesome. I'm not sure I know many other home performance experts who have fixed their own homes- most of our families have to suffer at home while we help other people get comfortable. Thanks so much for sharing the good word!