03:48PM | 01/17/04
Member Since: 04/24/03
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When I had a new heat pump installed, they also put in a fancy programmable thermastat. The kind you can set to different temps for different times of the day. I have been hearing that with a heat pump you should just set the temp and leave it there. Especialy in the winter. Because if you set the temp lower when you are away and then have it come up when you get home that is just going to make the electric heat strips come on and waste more power than if you had just left it alone. Did I just get ripped off by the heating and air company and pay a lot more for a fancy thermastat than a lower cost one more suitable for a heat pump?


04:07PM | 01/17/04
Member Since: 04/24/03
13 lifetime posts
As far as I know I only have 1 breaker for the whole heat pump system (unless there is one underneath the house in the crawl space) It would be nice to be able to disable that part when the temp is above freezing.

Thanks for the advice!



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