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Old 12-06-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
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I am trying to figure out the best thermostat settings to get the best results from heating units, I have a cape cod 3 levels each 1800 sq ft. the basement and 1st floor run on a Trane 14 seer 3 ton heat pump with gas back up and the 2nd floor runs on a 12 seer 3 ton heat pump located in ceiling. My question to you is what would be the best settings to get the most efficient and economical use of units, when is there a time when I should set the main floor to run straight off of gas at night it gets down to 20s to 30s now. What should the upstairs be set to work right should thermostats be set alike or should one be higher than the other. Please advise me the best way to go to get the best results.

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Old 12-06-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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Hi walker45

I will field this one, GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP. You have the best environment for one of these. The water table on the Cape is only about 12' as I remember. The other advantage is you will be boring into sand. They can almost push the verticle loops into the ground by hand. There at this point in history the most efficient source of heat or cooling, other than mother nature herself. My reccomendation is the R410A equipped units.

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Old 12-06-2006, 05:20 PM   #3
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I am trying to figure out the best thermostat settings to get the best results from heating units, .
Since heat rises, its physics and thats a given you cant change it. I would say each floor you go up you should be able to set the t stat lower by at least 2 degrees.
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