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Old 12-28-2010, 04:14 AM   #31
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How to stop auxillary heat from coming on defrost cycle and limit auxillary heat use?


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Right now I do have the t-stat programmed to change throughtout the day. At night it goes down to 62, stays that way all day while we are gone, and jumps up to 67 around 6:00 Pm when we return home. However, aux heat always comes on during normal heat calls. Temps right now are around 20 at night and 30-31 during the day. The bill is much higher than last year. Last year I also had a Rite Temp t-stat that did not use the aux heat nearly as much as the current honewell. Replaced the Ritetemp because touch screen went out.
Heat pumps with electric aux heat. Shouldn't have their thermostats doing set backs. Since it brings on the strip heaters to recover, and uses more electric then you saved.

At 20 degrees outdoor temp. The heat pump most likely does need the aux heaters to maintain temp.

Your ritetemp stat, probably had a 2 degree differential before bringing on the aux heat. hat Honeywell doesn't.

Stop using the set back. And your electric bill will drop.

Check your electric bill for temps this year to last year. You may find your having a colder winter.

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:44 AM   #32
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You are right about the Rite Temp. You could adjust the temp differential in .5 degree increments. This winter is colder than last year. I'll set the stat to stick with one temp and see how that works. Thanks for the help.
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By the way, what is your opinion on Ritetemp stats? The one I had was nice until the touch screen went out.
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Personally. I don't like them. I prefer Honeywell.

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