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Old 07-26-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Running house a/c while driving?

My dash ac on our NEW HRVACTIONER died, can I start the gen and run the house ac?

I'm so old I fart dust!
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #2
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Sure not problem. They also say you use less fuel running the genny with ac.

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Yep, folks do it all the time. It's actually not a bad way to exercise your gennie too in case it doesn't get used much.

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Originally Posted by burgiebill View Post
My dash ac on our NEW HRVACTIONER died, can I start the gen and run the house ac?
You mean you don't do that now? LOL Sure...done all the time. As mentioned in a previous response, there are some that think running the Genny for AC uses less fuel that the engine/dash AC. I'm not so sure but it can't be much of a difference either way.

Good l luck with the dash AC.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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When ever we travel, we run the house ac off of the generator. Turn the ac off; turn gen on; turn ac on again.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:07 PM   #6
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Don't know how much gas you save but does put less of a strain on the engine, especially up hills.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:37 PM   #7
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As long as you can get by with the reduced cooling capacity it's no problem to run the rooftop unit(s) off the genny as you drive.
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