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Can you use a Honeywell thermostat with a heat pump?

The Honeywell RTH2300B1012 is one of the best thermostat for heat pumps with lots of features. It is compatible with heating, cooling and heat pumps without auxiliary heat, but does not work with electric baseboard heat (120-240V) OR multistage HVAC systems.

Can you use a programmable thermostat with a heat pump?

Programmable thermostats are generally not recommended for heat pumps. In its cooling mode, a heat pump operates like an air conditioner, so turning up the thermostat (either manually or with a programmable thermostat) will save energy and money.

What is the best temperature setting for a heat pump?

Ideal Winter Heat Pump Temperature Settings According to the Department of Energy, 68°F is the sweet spot that balances comfort and energy efficiency during the fall and winter months. When your home is occupied and when family members are awake, a heat pump setting of 68°F keeps the living areas reasonably warm.

How do I know if my heat pump is O or B?

If you have a heat pump and your thermostat doesn’t have a separate wire labeled O, then the wire labeled B should be connected to the Nest thermostat’s O/B connector.

What should I set my heat pump thermostat to?

For best efficiency and to save money, set your thermostat at 68 degrees while you are home in the cool weather months of the year. During hot months it is best to set your thermostat to a temperature as warm as you can tolerate without discomfort.

Where is the thermostat on a heat pump?

Locate your thermostat control panel. The thermostat is generally located in a central location in the house. This is the spot where the system measures the temperature of the surrounding air and determines whether or not to turn on the heat or begin cooling.

What does auxiliary heat mean on my thermostat?

Aux on the thermostat stands for auxiliary heat. Auxiliary heat is the electric heat strip in your air handler that is supplemental heat. Emergency heat is the same thing as auxiliary heat. Auxiliary heat/ Emergency heat help the heat pump keep up when cold outside or the temperature differential on the thermostat is large.

What is emergency heat thermostat?

The emergency heat option on a thermostat is a manual setting, not an automatic function initiated by the heat pump thermostat. The purpose of the emergency heat setting is to bring the backup furnace online immediately to deliver 100% of the home’s heating requirements while simultaneously locking out the heat pump.

What is an automatic thermostat?

thermostat, automatic device that regulates temperature in an enclosed area by controlling heating or refrigerating systems. It is commonly connected to one of these systems, turning it on or off in order to maintain a predetermined temperature.