Heat Pump Warm Air In Winter?


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Old 12-18-13, 06:17 AM
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Heat Pump Warm Air In Winter?

I just had my old 10 seer heat pump system replaced with a 17 seer unit (split). I noticed the other night that the air blowing from the ducts was warm to my hand. Not hot, of course, but enough to feel warm on my hand. The outside temp was about 40 degrees. The heat strip was not on. I've owned heat pumps for 30 years and have never had one blow air that felt warm before unless the strips were on. Usually it just feels neutral to touch or even slightly cooler.

I have checked it on several different days. The thermostat shows that the strips are not in use, yet the air feels on the warm side when the unit is running. Has the efficiency got that much better and I should be happy? Or should I be worried that it might be over-charged?
 
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Old 12-18-13, 06:38 AM
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. Be Happy :-)
 
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Old 12-22-13, 05:13 PM
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the chill pumps have improved no doubt, heck you can almost really call them heat pumps now without laughing.. Glad you like it. I installed a hybrid heat pump system a couple of years ago at my crib (heat pump with gas furnace as backup heat) even though the chill pump oops I meant heat pump works well there is nothing like that gas heat. I set my balance point at 40f I have HOT heat baby coming out of the vents if outside temps get below 40f. Gotta love it.
 
 

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