What is a heat strip for heat pumps?
Consequently, does a heat pump have heat strips?
Heat pumps do not need a heat strip unless the outdoor temperatures dip well below 40F. Utility financed heat pumps are required to have an outdoor thermostat installed to prohibit the heat strips from energizing unless the ambient temperature is 40F or below.
Subsequently, question is, when should auxiliary heat come on on heat pump? Auxiliary Heat. Auixiliary Heat will turn on automatically when heat can no longer efficiently transfer heat from the outside air to heat pump. This is when the outside is around 35-40 degrees and the indoor temperature is around three degrees cooler than the thermostat setting.
Hereof, what is the difference between a heat pump and heat strip?
A heat pump is usually more cost efficient, and can be supplemented with a heat strip kit in below freezing weather markets for an all electric home. Heat strip kits are generally the least efficient heating option, but the only other option for homes that do not have access to a gas fuel source.
At what temperature do heat pumps become ineffective?
If you are impatient, I won't make you wait; heat pumps don't work well below 25-30 degrees Fahrenheit. But what you might not know is that the heat pump temperature range is broader than most people think, and with the addition of supplemental heating it can work even in the chilliest of temperatures.