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Can unit's heat on thermostat go below 66 degrees?

I have this unit in a rental property I just purchased in Ocean City, MD. Of course I do not have the manual for it. Anyways, we keep it on over the winter to ensure the pipes do not freeze up. We were instructed to keep the condo unit @ 55 degrees F. However, this particular Emerson Quiet Kool Unit, will not allow us to set the digital temperature below 66 degrees, and it runs much more than we need it to when the unit is unoccupied. Do you have a copy of the manual or can you help me ensure this emerson stays @ 55 degrees. Our first electric bill on this 700 SQ foot unit was $210 and we weren't even using it!!! Please help.

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This unit is not capable of setting at 55 degees if the setting won't go to less than 66 degrees. The board is all electronic, and for most uses, it attempts to keep the environment suitable for human living conditions (take a look at your wall stat, it doesn't go down to 55 degrees either.).

I would suggest another type of heater that has an adjustable thermostat that will go down to that temperature.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • Mark Egan Jan 20, 2009

    I might add, to keep pipes from freezing, you could afford to go down to an even lower temperature, say 35 - 40 degrees.

    You might also want to consider wrapping the more susceptable pipes with heat strip next time your there (or have someone do it.). They use very little power when it's warm, and consume more power as it get's colder. But just enough to keep the pipes warm.

    I would also be concerned about how much power the water heater is using as well.

    And finally, consider average billing with the power company, if they have it, depending on how much the 2nd home will be used.


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I would rent the unit out if possible and allow someone else to pay the bill for it. sometimes on those specific units they wont go below 65 without turning it on to air conditioner.rent it out and let someone else pay the bills for it for the winter months

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Let me esee if I can get you the manual

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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    Jyackle5 Jan 20, 2009

    Sorry you can not hook up to a thermostate.

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If it is a heat pump if the ambient I door temp is not than 3 degree s lower than 66 it utilizes the aux heat ( heat strips) to help the unit achieve your desired temperature set point faster. Also the heat pump does need help if trying to overcome really cold temperatures. Once set point is achieved the heat pump should be able to keep the home at the set point without aux heat. But the flashing may just be to let you know that the heat strips are in use at the current time. See if when the temperature gets close to your set temp if it goes away. If not a heat pump it may always flash to just tell you heat strips are in use. Some homes mostly trailers only have heat strips but on heat pumps heat strips are there to help heat pump get to your desired temp. But when your heat pump can maintain the temp without the strips is where it saves power. Also heat pump thermostat hVe emergency heat settings. This scares alot of people but if your heat pump isn't working and you have to switch it to emergency heat until you can get it fixed,. That means that the system is only using heat strips and not utilizing heat pump at all. Power bill may be a little higher but remember, most trailer homes only have heat strips and if you do not use emergency heat in this situation your heat strips will only heat home 3 degrees below set point on thermostat to allow heat pump to bring it up the other 3 degrees. If heat pump isn't working correctly you will always be 3 degrees colder than what you set you thermostat at. Maybe too much info but it's prolly just your aux heat on helping system achieve the desired temp you set thermostat too.

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Any thermostat, it's calibrating to cut off at the end of 2nd beginning and cut in 2nd ending of temp.<br /> Ex: In heat mode, If you set @ 68 degree, it will cut off 70 degree beginning and cut in at the end of 66 degree. <br />In cool mode, if you set at 68 C degree it will cut off at the end of 66 and cut in will be at the beginning of 70 degree.<br /><br />

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http://rheemote.net/docstore/webdocs/Public/ServicePublic/Trouble2/pdfs/Wiring/90-21779-08-06_HP_Typical.pdf

These were typically installed as the cheapest thing available to a homebuilder, mainly installed in rentals and affordable housing. Naturally, they cost the most to run. A higher efficiency unit will pay for itself in a couple of years and then save money every time it runs after that. Of course, replacement parts are inexpensive, so this is ideal for a rental property.

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It sounds like your heating system has to little capacity to heat the home properly. 21 degrees is a reasonable temperature to expect but if the unit is running all the time and can't reach 21 degrees the heater is too small.
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http://www.salus-controls.pl/data/product/attach/rt300rf_-_eng.pdf

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We have a new a/c and the system has heat strips. For a/c. we have had the thermostat set on AC at 72degrees. Now that it is getting colder and may need some heat in the house, do we switch the...


If your thermostat has an emergency heat setting this means you have a heat pump system.
Yes you need to set the thermostat to heat for heating the house.
The emergency heat setting should never be used unless your outside unit is not functioning.
The emergency heat setting overides the heat pump (the outside unit will not be energized).
The emergency heat setting will run the auxillary heat (heat strips) only.
When the thermostat is set in the heat position the heat pump will run to heat your house.
If the heat pump can't keep up (extreme cold) then then the auxillary heat will kick in to augment the heat pump until it satisfies the thermostat settings. If your room temperature gets 2 degrees below your thermostat setpoint, your auxillary heat will kick on. Example, say you are going to be gone a couple of days and you turn your heat down to 60 degrees. When you return and it is 60 degrees in your house, you turn the thermostat up to 70 degrees. Since you are turning the temperature up 2 degrees or more (10 degrees in this case) from the 60 degree room temperature then the heat pump will come on and the auxillary heat strips. The unit will continue heating like this until the temperature in the house gets to 69 degrees and the heat strips will turn off and the heat pump will continue to run until the 70 degree setpoint is reached.
Hope this helps.
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I just got a new heating unit installed. However it runs constantly. If the target temp is 68 degrees it will hit 68 degrees and just keep running. It does the same at 63 degrees. Is this normal?


Dear friend! Any thermostat, it's calibrating to cut off at the end of 2nd beginning and cut in 2nd ending of temp.
Ex: In heat mode, If you set @ 68 degree, it will cut off 70 degree beginning and cut in at the end of 66 degree.
Hope it's helpful to you?

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My heat pump is frozen up today and it is 60 degrees outside and I have my heat set to 66 degrees. Is this normal?


You post is not clear as to where the freeze-up is occurring. I'm going to assume the outdoor unit is frozen up.
Heat Pumps don't generally freeze up at 60 degrees. If the ice around the unit has an uneven pattern (for example a thick spot around the center or at the very bottom) could indicate a low refrigerant charge. If the ice is even throughout, it may be one of the following:
*Sticking Contactor*.....turn the system off at your thermostat and check to make sure the unit outside shut off. If it doesn't turn off, it is likely to be the contactor.
*Failed Defrost Thermostat*.....if the defrost thermostat fails "open", the system will never go into defrost.
*Failed Defrost Control Board*......this could also prevent the system from going into defrost
*Failed Reversing Valve*........put your system in COOL mode and check to see if it will blow cold air inside approx 16 - 22 degF lower than room temperature.
*Failed/Failing Condensor Fan Motor*.......ensure the condenser fan motor is running during heat and cool modes. The condensor fan motor will not run in OFF/Satisfied Mode or in Defrost Mode.
I hope this helps. Good Luck! :-)

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I have my thermostat set to 75 degrees however my house will only get up to 70 degrees. At night when the temp drops outside so does the temp in my house. For example I had my thermostat set for 75 degrees...


How old is your system?

If your system is a heat pump and is failing to keep up overnight during the colder weather. Or if it struggles to keep up at all, a few issues come to mind.


Obviously, the first and most common cause would be due to an undercharge of refrigerant. With an undercharge, your heat pump has lost efficiency and cannot properly remove heat from outside.


Other possible issues that come to mind are failed defrost cycle. If your unit is not defrosting properly and it continues to run non-stop, a freeze-up could occur on the outdoor coil. And the worse it gets, the worse your system will perform.

Another possibility is auxiliary heat or heat strips are not coming on at all. Depending on your thermostat, you would be able to tell if the thermostat is calling for auxiliary heat. If you are not getting any additional heat, then the heat pump may not be adequate for the space intended.


Other smaller factors may come into play such as incorrect defrost cycles. Possibly a mechanical component taking a break or overheating or maybe a mechanical failure such as failed compressor leaving the only heat you have as emergency.



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