Just bought a mobile home in FL to snowbird to. Wondering about the heat
pump thermostat and the purpose of the emergency position. Also what is the
best temperature to leave the cooling set to when we're away for the summer
months. Is it advisable to turn off the water supply? I know the fauset
washers get dried up and fausets seem to drip. Any info would be
The emergency setting turns off the heap pump and turns on the aux
heat, which is usually electric resistance heat. During normal
operation the aux heat is there to kick in if the heat pump cannot
supply all the heat required, eg, it's too cold outside, the
thermostat is raised a substantial amount so it would take the heat
pump too long to get to that temp, etc. The emergency setting is
there in case the heat pump isn't working, so you want to disable it
from running at all. Obviously not something you want to do unless
necessary, as the cost of the resistance heat is going to be a lot
higher than getting heat from the pump.
I'd check with neighbors on that, as it's somewhat specific to the
area. I'd probably go with 80F so that it runs enough to take out
some humidity. Another option would be to rig up a humidistat to turn
it on to control the humidity, as opposed to the temp. Depending on
what you have and want to protect, usually humidity is going to be the
main concern. OTOH, if you have 50 lbs of chocolate, then I'd go with
Is it advisable to turn off the water supply? I know the fauset
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