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Old 03-04-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Will someone tell me how they work in conjunction with the furnace?

Also does anyone have water pressure problems? If so how did you increase?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #2
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The heat pump works instead of the furnace. The heat pump will move air through the vents in the ceiling, not hte floor. They will only work down to about 35-40 degrees. Below that , they blow cold air. For water pressure, there are a couple of things to check. If you are using a pressure reducing valve, try replacing it. Also, if you use a very fine water filter on your filtration setup, it will also reduce your water pressure. Try puting a pressure gauge on the hydrant to see what the pressure is at the park. You can pick these up at Home Depot or Lowes for about 5 - 10 bucks.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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Heat Pump Lessons Learned...

First time out (Branson) we went to bed with the heat pump running and woke up to the furnace running instead. The temperature was in the 40s but the relative humidity was high. In the morning we could see that the heat pump unithad physically iced-up. Since the heat pump could no longer maintain inside temperature... the furnace (automatically) kicked in.

In New Mexico where the humidity is very dry... The heat pump worked like a champ down to and below freezing temperatures.

We have discovered that if the ambient temperature is more than five-ten degrees below the desired temperature setting on the thermostat (with the thermostat set to electric heat) the gas furnace will start-up instead. So... we gradually step-up the thermostat setting 5 degrees at a time (electric heat)until we get it where we want it and the heat pump will keep it there.

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Old 03-04-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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Wow - good to know they will automatically change over to the furnace.

We just ordered the 2 heat pumps and I'm hoping they work like our house where it will give the heat pump a few tries and then it kicks on the furnace if its not keeping up, or the outside temp drops below 30.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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Only the rear heat pump will switch over to the furnace the forward one will keep blowing cold air
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:45 AM   #6
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Did you get 2 heat pumps? I ordered 2 but looks like I only have 1....how can I be sure I don't have 2
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I have two if the Bedroom Thermostat has a heat position on the switch you have two
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