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Can a honeywell programmable thermostat #RTHL2410C be programmed for heating and air system with heat pump and heat strips

Heat Pump, yes. Heat strips, no. A heat pump system that uses electric back up heat needs at least a 2 heat/1cool thermostat. It will have the options you need for your system. Unfortunately, your Honeywell will not work. Sorry, hope this helps!

Nov 18, 2012 | Heaters


Radiant Electric Floor Heating does not Save Money

There are many great selling points for electric under floor heating. The radiant design of the electric heating system is a great idea. It is easy to install which is very appealing.. You will be warm and feel great on nice warm floors. There are so many things to like about this type of heat. So what is the drawback to it?

One of the latest fads in under floor or radiant electric heating is the continued development of electric radiant heating. This heating comes in many different forms and can be installed easily and at what seems to be a reasonable cost. However before you get stuck with a heating system in your home or business make sure that you take a good look at what it will cost you to heat with electric.

Electricity will only ever make 3,415 BTU’s of heat from one kilowatt of electric. This is something that cannot be changed. No matter what you do to electricity it will always produce the same BTU’s per KW. So for this reason you can change the effect of the heat coming from the electric, but you can’t change the fact that you still need a certain number of BTU’s from the electric to feel warm. These BTU’s cost money. Oh and did I mention that of the electricity that is produce by most power plants, only about 1/3 of the electric makes to your home? This fact alone should make you not want to use more electric.

The price that the electric will cost you is the problem. There is nothing efficient about electric heating. Electric is expensive now and it will be going higher as more states deregulate electricity. Now electric radiant heat is probably the best way to heat with electric because of the radiant feature you will be able to “feel” warm at lower air temperatures. That will save you money. However the cost of the electricity to get the heat to that point will still have you wondering why you ever installed that system.

Under floor radiant electric heating is a very good heat and there are ways such as hydronic heating systems that use warm water to make your floor nice and warm. Today’s high efficiency boilers will give you a nice heat from LP gas or natural gas at near 100% efficiency. If you are looking to heat a very large space with radiant heat make sure that you compare all of the ways to produce radiant heat.

If you do decide to go with electric under floor heating then here are a few suggestions. Insulate your house like you were living on the moon with the ultimate in temperature extremes. The money you will spend on extra insulation will pay back many tomes over if you use electric to heat with. Use electric if you are only using the house for seasonal use and you want a heating system that is easy to maintain. Another good way to use it is if you only want radiant floor heating for a small part of your house like the bathroom.

on Dec 25, 2009 | Heaters


Home Electric Heat Heating and Electric

Electric heat can come in many different forms. Some of these methods are resistance heating, electric arc heating, induction heating, and dielectric heating. The most common of these is the resistance heating. With the resistance heating of electric baseboard heating, water heating and kitchen ranges, you don't have to worry about carbon monoxide or unvented gases. However, direct with electric is really not considered ecologically sound because most electricity uses fossil fuels. This is because about two-thirds of the energy of the fuel is lost within the power stations, and in transmission line losses.

Some of the most popular choices for electric heating systems are thermal storage systems, electric radiant heating, hydronic electric heating and even convective heating. You can also install an off-peak system that can save money and also give you the convenience of electric heat. An example of an off-peak electric heating system that is very common today is an electric plenum heater. Another newer form of heating is a convective electric heating system. Both use electric heaters to heat the air that is then circulated with blowers throughout your home.

Electric heating has several unique advantages. It can be precisely controlled to allow a uniformity of temperature within very narrow limits, it is cleaner than many other methods of heating. It does not involve any combustion and it is considered very safe because it is protected from overloading by automatic breakers. It is quick to use easy to adjust and it is relatively quiet. The main disadvantages of electric heating in industry are the higher cost of electrical energy compared to direct use of fuel, and the capital cost of both the electric heating unit itself and the electrical wiring required to deliver large quantities of electrical energy to the point of use.
Electric heat does have a place. One place where it does shine is in a seasonal cottage that will only be used a few times a year. It is very easy to shut down the heat and turn it back on when you get back there. There is also very little that can go wrong or go bad from the long periods of non-use. For this situation electric is a very good choice. This is really the only situation in which I recommend electric heating.

As you can easily see, electric heating has some advantages and some disadvantages. The cost of electricity has continued to rise and will be skyrocketing even higher in the future. Many states have or will be deregulated electric or are going to do so in the very near future. With the future uncertainty of the cost of electric and the great amount of waste in the transmission system of electric, many owners of electric heating systems are debating whether or not to convert to hydronic baseboard heating. With the super high efficiency of today's gas and oil boilers, they are quickly becoming much more attractive to many homeowners. Combining a high efficiency gas or oil boiler with hot water baseboard or radiant heating gives you great comfort and will give you low utility costs for many years to come.

on Dec 25, 2009 | Heaters

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What does the "auxillary heat"

Auxiliary Heat is used to turn the electric heat strips ON, If the heat pump is not working. Or if the heat pump can't bring the space temperature up to Set Temperature it will display Aux Heat ON....... Assuming you have a Heat Pump System with Auxiliary Electric Heat as Back up...... If the tech didn't install a jumper wire from AUX to W on the subase which is in back of the Display on the won't get Auxiliary Heat if the Thermostat is set for Auxiliary Heat. Other wise the thermostat will turn the heat pump on first and then the electric heat (Aux Heat) if it needs it to satisfy the set temperature....... Hope this helps

Apr 21, 2011 | Honeywell Electronic Programmable...


Radiant Heating - Why do You Feel Warm? The Best Most Efficient Heating System

What makes you feel warm on a sunny day in the summer? Radiant heating or radiant energy is usually recognized as the oldest form of heating. It provides the best comfort and is the basis for all types of heating systems. Radiant heating is "radiant energy" being emitted from any heat source. Radiant heating is the effect you feel when you can feel the warmth of the sun or a hot stove top element from across the room.

Radiant heat is widely known as the most comfortable and efficient heating method you can find. Some of the advantages of radiant heating are: it is usually more efficient than baseboard heating and almost always more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts and other transfers. This technology can be used for both heating indoor and outdoor areas. These heating systems work by supplying heat directly to the floor, to panels in the wall or to the ceiling of a house. Because the radiant heating will make you feel warmer when you are in a room, you can have the thermostat at a lower temperature and still feel warm.

The feeling of warmth is the absence of heat being pulled from your body. If the walls, floors, and ceilings around you are warm then they are not pulling heat from your body. Then you feel warm. Your body is not giving up heat to them.

Because of this radiant heating systems can provide massive energy savings of more than 10-30% in most residences, and sometimes up to 60% in shops, hangars and warehouses. Radiant heating provides even warmth with no cold spots within a room. That provides a comfortable environment that cannot be matched by any other type of heating system.

New radiant systems are currently designed to run cooler than they did in the past. The water supplied to the systems will generally range from 90 to 140 degrees. Remember radiant heat can travel in any direction and is unaffected by gravity. Radiant heating systems will allow you to be more comfortable at a lower thermostat setting. Radiant heat will warm the closest and coldest mass, which then radiate heat throughout the space evenly. Radiant heating will give you the most consistent room temperatures from floor to ceiling when you compare it to any other heating system.

on Dec 12, 2009 | Heaters

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I'm installing a Honeywell Thermostat RTH2410. In Step 1 you need to identify the system type. I have a Carrier Heat Pump model FA4BNF030. Is this a heat pump with or without auxiliary/backup heat?

Auxiliary heat is electric heat that is put into the air handler on the inside of the house. Its used when your heat pump doesn't provide enough heat, but heat strips are not always used. To see if you have auxiliary heat, look inside and see if you have breakers on the front panel of the air handler or anywhere close. No breakers, no electric heat. Hope this helps!

Dec 11, 2010 | Honeywell Electronic Programmable...

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I have a lux electric thermostat my furnace will blow out heat for about one hour to maybe three then it will start blowing cooler air,I then cut it off for thirty seconds or longer once I do that it will start blowing out heat again then it will repeat it self again what could be the problem.

Jan 07, 2010 | Heaters

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Goodman heats but defrosts turns on before desired temp.

Yes. The defrost cycle of a heat pump is actually turning on your airconditioning to heat up the condenser to thaw it out. During this cycle your electric strip heaters "should" be adequate enough to compensate for the a/c being on. At about 30 - 34 degrees outdoor temp there is not enough heat in the air to to adequately heat your home with the heat pump only. Some technitions will use an outdoor thermostat to turn off the heat pump when it is under 34 degrees outside. If you are to cold when its under 34 degrees intall more electric strip heaters.. But if you do this your electric bill may go up significantly.
Welcome to the wonderful world of electric heat pumps (lol).
Good luck.

Mar 29, 2009 | Goodman GMS90703BXA Heater

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Thermostat says ''Aux heat on'' and buzzes when we turn on heat

You most likely have a heat pump, the aux heat (usually electric) comes on anytime the room temperature is 4 degrees below the thermostat setting. Does the buzz go off when the aux heat lite goes out? If the aux heat does not shut off then the primary heater (heat pump) is not putting out enough heat to satisfy the thermostat. I need a little more info. Do you have a heat pump? Is it working?

Nov 19, 2008 | Honeywell Electronic Programmable...

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