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02-20-22, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Bob Sanders

Check your manual. I'm not sure the defrost cycle...

Check your manual. I'm not sure the defrost cycle is even operational at 47F. It has to go below a certain temperature before defrost becomes active and 47 seems pretty high to me. You might get a...
02-07-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Bob Sanders

When to switch over all depends on the various...

When to switch over all depends on the various energy prices in your area, but I run on 100% electricity now and I don't lock out the heat pump until about -12F(heat strips are locked out until 0F)...
02-07-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Bob Sanders

That looks like a Goodman? I believe they...

That looks like a Goodman?

I believe they are TIMED defrost, not demand defrost. The defrost blindly comes on after a set running time period. If the time period is too long given the outdoor...
01-16-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Bob Sanders

York is demand defrost (as opposed to timed...

York is demand defrost (as opposed to timed defrost) if I am not mistaken?
45 degrees is probably the defrost cut off. Above that defrost is not needed and therefor locked out which is why you don't...
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Bob Sanders

Best remotes ever made. I control everything with...

Best remotes ever made. I control everything with mine. Don't know what I'm going to do when this one dies. Haven't found a replacement yet that can do everything harmony can.
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Bob Sanders

I took the skid plate off of my jeep. It's a...

I took the skid plate off of my jeep. It's a great big dish which holds lots of mud, dirt, snow.....
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By Bob Sanders

Windshields have come a long way from the days of...

Windshields have come a long way from the days of the old bug though. I have a pretty serious stone chip about 2 inches in diameter on my jeep windshield.... right through the first layer of glass in...
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Bob Sanders

I guess that depends on what you call "winter" ...

I guess that depends on what you call "winter"
You're in Michigan(?). Your coldest temp is around 18(?)
Ours is somewhere around -40 to -50. Our automotive ac systems spend the majority of "winter"...
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By Bob Sanders

I live in Manitoba (Canada). Our Winter temps can...

I live in Manitoba (Canada). Our Winter temps can get down to between -40 to -50. We do A LOT of high heat defrosting up here! Never lost a windshield due to high heat defrosting

Now that's not to...
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Bob Sanders

The ac doesn't operate all Winter. Below a...

The ac doesn't operate all Winter. Below a certain temperature, the ac compressor gets locked out. That temperature cut-off changes slightly depending on the car manufacturer, but generally speaking...
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Bob Sanders

Cars will defrost fine without the AC. It just...

Cars will defrost fine without the AC. It just happens much slower. Warm dry air defrosts a heck of a lot faster than warm wet air.
11-28-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Bob Sanders

IMO, anybody with a heat pump should invest in a...

IMO, anybody with a heat pump should invest in a fairly high quality T stat instead of these bargain-baesment "walmart specials". The higher end T stats offer a large number of options with regard to...
11-26-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Bob Sanders

Your defrost cycles will be fairly cold with only...

Your defrost cycles will be fairly cold with only a 5kw element.You really should have 10

5kw equates to about 11000btu. You have a 2ton unit which is 24000 btu. A 5kw element is just not enough...
11-26-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Bob Sanders

Get your self a better thermostat. You can...

Get your self a better thermostat. You can control the heat strips in more detail. In reality, you shouldn't require heat strips at all at 50 or 60 degrees outdoor. My heat strips are completely...
03-27-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bob Sanders

I'm inclined to agree. It's highly unlikely the...

I'm inclined to agree. It's highly unlikely the compressor and the fan would go at the same time. The cap is a 2 in 1 deal so if the common side of the cap goes it would affect both the motor and the...
03-23-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By Bob Sanders

All wires (low voltage or otherwise) should be...

All wires (low voltage or otherwise) should be terminated inside the cabinet of the machine. Even if not used they should be inside and protected.
03-23-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By Bob Sanders

If it's a wireless sensor it will have batteries...

If it's a wireless sensor it will have batteries that could possibly need changing.
02-14-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,107
Posted By Bob Sanders

There are two types of defrost systems out...

There are two types of defrost systems out there.. timed, an demand. Not sure what type yours is but it doesn't really matter. They're just a different method of triggering defrost is all. They all...
01-23-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,421
Posted By Bob Sanders

Open the furnace panel and count the number of...

Open the furnace panel and count the number of relays/sequencers. There will be one relay/sequencer for the blower (psc motor only .... ecm won't have a relay) and one for each stage of electric...
01-23-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,421
Posted By Bob Sanders

Open the cover and look at the connections. With...

Open the cover and look at the connections. With exception to some variable pumps (which yours won't be), If it has just a Y connection then it is single stage. If it has a Y1 and a Y2 then it is a 2...
01-19-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By Bob Sanders

There is no protective sensor of that nature....

There is no protective sensor of that nature. It's just the differential on the lockout thermostat. It's normal. The the lock out and unlock temperatures are always a bit different to better keep...
01-19-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By Bob Sanders

Is the 12k variable speed too? (Just trying to...

Is the 12k variable speed too? (Just trying to get some kind of comparison standard happening here)
01-08-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,569
Posted By Bob Sanders

Yes... as stated, one thermostat will dominate,...

Yes... as stated, one thermostat will dominate, but the cooler floor WILL heat so long as the stats are connected in parallel. (The cooler floor will dominate).

Unless you have a zoning system...
01-08-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,569
Posted By Bob Sanders

You can put 2 thermostats on the same line and it...

You can put 2 thermostats on the same line and it would work but it would be kind of dangerous if one was flipped into cool mode and the other left in heating mode. It would also be a bit useless...
01-07-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Bob Sanders

Check your duct outlet temperatures. There should...

Check your duct outlet temperatures. There should be no issues with a heat pump at those temperatures. Don't know how old yours is but a modern heat pump works quite well all the way down to -10f
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