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Check the circuit breaker for the air handler

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Are you using your Air conditioner as a Heat Pump (Making heat in the house)- or as an Air Conditioner (making COLD air in the house.)

If as a heat pump, then remember-- that the WARM coil is now inside the house-- and the COLD one is outside-- So, if it is COLD outside, there is not enough HEAT out there, to keep the coil from going below freezing-- The unit may have to be turned off, and allowed to defrost, if you want more heat from the Heat Pump-

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I had the same issue...the temp is 30 degrees out side and like 50 inside...every time i turn on the heat the aux heat turns on...i tried to turn on the EM Heat but then the aux heat still turns on...i had...


You obviously have a heat pump. A heat pump is basically an air condition running in reverse. By way of example, during the summer time you will notice cold air coming from you vents and hot air being blown out of the outside section of you unit. And in the winter time it switches the flow of refrigerant (freon) and sends the hot air inside and the cold air out. So when the temp drops below about 45 and/or there is a high demand for heat inside the aux light will come on. When this happens it bring in the resistance heat (back up heat stripes) to accommodate for the added need for heating. Heat stripes do in fact burn a lot of electricity. My suggestion to you is not to make more than 5 degree increments of temp rise at a time on your t-stat. For instance if it is 50 inside, set the t-stat to 54, as the temp in the house rises you may continue to raise you setpoint...just never more than 5 degrees of room temp. Otherwise there is not much you can do for it on your own.

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What's the difference between EM HEAT and AUX HEAT?


Sorry, neither of these answers are completely correct.
You have a heat pump (or the wrong thermostat). Let's assume you have a heat pump.

In air conditioning mode, it works like every air conditioner you have ever had, but...

In heat mode, it reverses its operation. Have you ever felt the air coming out of the outdoor unit of your A/C unit? It's hot, isn't it. And the air coming out of the indoor unit (out of the registers) is cold. Now for a heat pump to produce heat it simply runs the air conditioner in reverse and the heat comes out in the house and the cold is released outside. Neat, huh!

Here's the problem with heat pumps...when it is really cold outside the heat pump can't produce enough heat to heat your home. So it has an additional heat source called "Auxiliary Heat". This heat comes on automatically when the house doesn't get warm enough. The source of this heat is based on the region of the country you are in. North/Northeast generally have oil heat, other regions have gas, and still others have to use electricity to heat. In Texas, we usually use electricity as the supplementary heat on heat pumps. VERY EXPENSIVE!

Now the "Emergency Heat"...this is exactly as stated in Solution #2. This is manually turned on by YOU at the thermostat when your heat pump fails. This turns on the auxilliary heaters and turns off the heat pump (remember, the reverse air conditioner). Again, this can be quite expensive to run if your heat source uses electricity! Gas and oil may be cheaper. The emergency heat is only designed (normally) to keep the house livable (not comfortable) until the Heating Tech can get out to you and fix your heat pump.

Something else you should know. It is normal for a heat pump's outdoor coil to frost up during heating mode. It will detect this and go into DEFROST mode and melt the frost off the coil. While it is doing this, it will turn on the auxilliary heater to keep the air blowing in the house at a reasonable "warm" temperature, but it will not be as hot as normal. In fact, heat pumps produce a lower temperature heat than traditional heaters. So the air may feel cooler during heating than you are use to anyway. This is normal and is not a sign of a problem.

So what do you do: Set your thermostat to the temperature you want and set the controls for HEAT/COOL and FAN-AUTO/ON and leave the EMERG HEAT off unless your heat pump breaks.

As always, keep your filters clean and your outdoor unit's coils clean and free of debris.

Hope this explains your question for you!

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