Aux Heat Settings w/ Thermostat

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Old 01-01-14, 07:59 AM
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Question Aux Heat Settings w/ Thermostat

First winter in my house.. last month was a huge energy bill. I noticed that my energy use is very high from 6 am-8 am when my heat pump is bring the heat up from 65 to 67. This morning the temp in house was 67 and therm was set to 67 but the Aux Heat was on for a little while. Temps outside 33 F. Here are the stats and pics on my system. Please let me know if anything should be changed.

Heat pump - ALL electric - OLD Trane XL1200 w/ air handler
(Model # TWX030C10A0) MFR date 10/92

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Honeywell thermostat TH6220D1002
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# - Setting
1 - 5
2 - 0
6 - 9
8 - 9
9 - 3
12 - 0
13 - 1
14 - 0
15 - 5
16 - 0
27 - 90
28 - 50
 
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Old 01-01-14, 09:19 AM
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I recommend changing function 6 to 3 and not using set back temps in heat mode with a heat pump.
 
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Thank you for the recommendation! What will changing the setting to "3" do?
 
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It sets the heat strips to 3 cycles per hour from 9.
 
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Old 01-02-14, 08:23 AM
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I agree, don't use program mode on HP w/ electric heat strips.. Just set it and forget it.

IF you must use set back, then you'd need to upgrade to a pro line w/ an outdoor sensor to lock out the Aux heat strips.
 
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OLD Trane XL1200 w/ air handler
(Model # TWX030C10A0) MFR date 10/92

Wait is my math correct here. 22 YEAR OLD Heat Pump? You asked if anything should be changed and yes this inefficient dinosaur needs to be changed. (just partially joking LOL) How much is your electric bill a couple hundred or something?
 
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I have a new Trane 2 1/2 ton package unit HVAC. It's on the roof of my condo. Did ok first couple of weeks but when it got very cold recently the Aux. Heat showed on thermostat as being "on" and the temp. in room is way below that set. The guys came back and changed a defective fan relay. No change. Now they're going to change the heat coil on aux. - said it's defective. I'm freezing. Temp. outside is so low for NY. Do they know what they're doing? How can a brand new heat pump - cost $i7,000 be so troublesome. I'm frozen waiting for them to come today with the new part. Any advice. Thank you. RF15015
 
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