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Cold air In the winter and with a cold wind blowing into the unit, we are not able to stop the cold and the unit runs alot. I do have the damper shut for the winter. Can I insulate the air intake for the winter to minimize this cold air?

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Is it a heat pump or straight electric heat??

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