I am on the fence about installing an EasyStart™ 364 (3-ton) Soft Starter from Micro-Air. We have the Polar Cub 9,200 BTU A/C on a 17' Spirit Deluxe. We also carry a Champion 2,800 watt generator which powers the A/C just fine. Sometimes we run the A/C in the driveway connected to a 110V outlet through a 12 Gauge extension cord rated up to 15 amps (the A/C draws 8.5-8.9 amps). So my question is, do you recommend the soft starter or not? How about on a home A/C? I have a 3-ton A/C on the house that runs June, July and August in North Texas. I am curious as to how much money it would save in a home application.
Thanks in advance for your advice!