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Heat pump performance in cold weather.

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def:
Yes, I have electric heat strips...

So, I guess I'm just going to have to live with it..........wait, unless I go ground source

jumptrout51:
What is the BTU of this H/P?
What size heat strips in KW?
Are they (heat strips) working?
What square footage is the house?
What brand and age of equipment?
The answer to your quest is above is 2 thru 5.

def:

--- Quote from: jumptrout51 on February 14, 2013, 06:29:37 AM ---What is the BTU of this H/P? 3000BTU
What size heat strips in KW? Don't know but they do provide heat at low ambient temps (<15 deg. F)
Are they (heat strips) working? Yes.
What square footage is the house? 1550
What brand and age of equipment? Brand unknown but it was new with the house 5 years ago.
The answer to your quest is above is 2 thru 5. Hmm......not very encouraging.

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 :-\  but  :thanks: anyway.

JWWebster:
3000 btu would not even heat one room. You need 5000 btu per bedroom (basic rule of thumb)

def:

--- Quote from: JWWebster on February 14, 2013, 09:50:53 AM ---3000 btu would not even heat one room. You need 5000 btu per bedroom (basic rule of thumb)

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Mr. Webster, I made an error  :oops: (a rare ocurance). My H/P is 3 tons. You're correct, 3000 BTUs is....well, I can rub my hands together and get 3000BTUs.  ::)

Sorry

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