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Heat Pump Problem - Aux mode
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All,This question is about my own home (I work in energy policy and have only a passing knowledge so far of actually working on home equipment). But I know this is a very knowledgeable group and I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Austin Brown Mar 25, 2013.

 

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Austin Brown replied to Austin Brown's discussion Heat Pump Problem - Aux mode
"Thanks all for the helpful responses. I followed the suggested diagnostics and found that there might be a little warm but not very hot to the touch. The fan on the outside unit does run, and the compressor sounds like it's running (though…"
Mar 25, 2013
Ed Minch replied to Austin Brown's discussion Heat Pump Problem - Aux mode
"Austin The heat pump / back up relationship is an easy one.  If the house won't heat with the heat pump, the back up comes on.  On a cold day (in your 5,000 degree day climate), the heat pump can't keep up and the temperature…"
Mar 25, 2013
Mike MacFarland replied to Austin Brown's discussion Heat Pump Problem - Aux mode
"Austin, Yes, I think a call to Pepco would be a smart first step, since your unit is relatively new and has worked properly for two seasons prior to the installation of their device. If nothing else, they should be able to identify what the problem…"
Mar 23, 2013
Eric Kjelshus replied to Austin Brown's discussion Heat Pump Problem - Aux mode
"All Heat Pump Stats that I use will turn on strip heat W2 when in defrost mode, If not you will get a lot of late night calls.  Defrost is taking heat from inside to melt the ice on outside coil, with out using strip heat the air temp off the…"
Mar 22, 2013
David Meiland replied to Austin Brown's discussion Heat Pump Problem - Aux mode
"It seems like the device installed by the utility would prevent resistance heat from coming on during moderate weather, assuming it's a load management device. That would allow them to keep some or all of your heat strips from coming on during…"
Mar 22, 2013
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Heat Pump Problem - Aux mode

All,This question is about my own home (I work in energy policy and have only a passing knowledge so far of actually working on home equipment). But I know this is a very knowledgeable group and I couldn't find a definitely take via google. I know this is out of the usual discussion topics, but maybe a good case study? :)Here goes: I noticed a week or so ago that my programmable thermostat read "aux mode". A little investigation revealed that whenever the heat has been coming on, it has been…See More
Mar 21, 2013
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At 1:44pm on November 9, 2010, Diane Chojnowski said…
Hi Austin,

Great to see you here! I enjoyed talking with you a few weeks ago about this community and now that we've launched, we're excited to see so many home energy efficiency pros come on board and participate.

Feel free to join a group or discussion, or start your own! If you're a blogger, share your thoughts in the blog space. And of course, feel free to add photos, videos and events to share with the community.

We look forward to hearing from you!
Diane, Moderator
 
 
 

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