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Old 10-25-17, 09:58 AM   #81
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In standard residential split system central heat pump systems , the heat strip may be turned on during defrost to prevent colt air from being blown into the room .

I think our 2 MS HP's just run the indoor fan , very slowly during defrost .

As I said , neither have resistance heat . And they wewe both bottom line ( in cost ) or close to bottom line units .

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Old 10-25-17, 11:36 AM   #82
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That feature is nice it could be replicated using a electric heater and a temperature controller , when the temp probe senses cold air it could be set to kick on a electric heater via its circuit to keep some heat output going threw defrost. It would at least add heat to the room during the period.

With that being said I ordered a inkbird 308 temperature controller that I will use this winter to control a ventilation fan and run a electric heater when the heat pump is in its off mode.

Doing it this way will allow the heat pump (crappy portable one) to be left at a lower setting to stave off defrost cycles in cold weather.
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Old 10-29-17, 11:13 PM   #83
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Fix for that pesky auxiliary heat
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Old 12-29-17, 10:51 PM   #84
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Well next week the mini will be getting a brutal workout . It is supposed to dip into the teens here in ms . Strange weather were having . The mini performed flawless during the winter snow we had. If anyone is looking into buying a mini split . I have the figures on how i sized mine back on page 4. If anyone has a better cheaper way let me in on it As most know the higher the hspf rating the more efficient it will be at putting out heat.
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Old 01-06-18, 10:11 PM   #85
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So its goin to look like i will be heating my other half of my place with mini split. I really dont want to use that inefficient oil heater but looks like i will have to bring the old thing out and sit it in my living room and shut off each room to get a reading and avg temp. Hopefully i will be able to do that around march . I have been having to heat it with wood for the past week or so . Its been awful cold .

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