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Old 09-05-2019, 04:38 PM
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Remember that your base and buildings have a lot of thermal mass, so it'll take a while to cool things down. I monitor the liquid temperature to be sure they're working: if the liquid comes out of the radiant section as the temperature of the surroundings, then it's working (that means the liquid absorbed the heat from the environment). It may only tick down a tenth of a degree at a time, but over several cycles it should do the trick. And once it's down to the target temperature, it'll take very little cooling power to keep it there.

The problem with heat isn't so much that there's a lot of it; it's that it builds up continuously and keeps going up unless you take active measures. You might go for hundreds of cycles before it's a problem, but you have to do something eventually.