What is supplemental heat on a heat pump?
Hereof, what is supplemental heat on thermostat?
The thermostat has the ability to call for two different kinds of heat. This supplemental heat source can be a set of electrical resistance coils that become red hot or it may be a gas fired, forced air furnace. The supplemental heat source provides heat in proportion to the decrease in temperature outside.
Likewise, 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.
Also, what temperature is a heat pump not effective?
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.
What does heat pump heating mean?
A heat pump is a machine that transfers heat from an area of cool air (called a “heat sink”) to an area that is warmer. The most obvious application for this is to remove heat from the air outside of your house and transfer it into your home as a means of heating.