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Electric heat How do i change my heat pump function into a heat strip function? I do not see a switch that allows me to switch from heatpump mode to emergency strip heating.

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Pull cover off unit to expose the coil fins. on right side there may be a switch that turns with a screw driver that switches between heat pump and elec. heat. we use this to stop the heater from dripping water in the winter, for some people

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The strips come on when the unit is going into defrost, when the unit is not able to keep up with the demand for heat (really cold temps) and when the unit is not working properly.

Whne the strips are on, the T-stat displays "aux-heat" to indicate the strips are in operation.

If the strips are working properly you should have warmer air than with the HP alone. Try switchin it from "heat" to "emergency heat" and see what it will do.

When the HP is not able to keep up with the demand for heat then the heat strips come on, but they typically come on only when the room temp has gotten well below the thermostat setting.

In that situation it would be normal to see indoor temps at 63 degrees when the T-stat is set on 70.

But when you set it to E-heat it bypasses the heatpump operation and goes directly to the heat strips. If they are working properly it should maintain an accurate temp in the home.

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There should be electric heat strips in the airhandler.

They automatically come on when the unit goes into defrost, the thermostat is turned up more than 7 degrees over the indoor temp or if the outdoor temp is just so cold the HP cannot keep up.

Tat is your auxillary or emergency heat.

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