Why does my thermostat say emergency heat?

Why does my thermostat say emergency heat?

Emergency Heat, also known as “auxiliary heat”, is the second stage of heat that your thermostat runs on when the temperature is too cold for your heat pump to extract heat from the outside. Emergency Heat is typically triggered when it is 35°F and below outside.

What thermostat works with emergency heat?

It can be confusing to find a smart programable thermostat that easily works with emergency / auxiliary heat and has advanced functions like scheduling and smart home integration. The Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat by Emerson was my choice….Systems compatible with the Sensi.

Heating 1 and 2 stage
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When should I switch my heat pump to emergency heat?

It is used when there is something wrong with first-stage heating (the Heat Pump itself). In other words, if you notice your house is cold and it isn’t heating properly and you went outside and noticed that a tree fell and crushed your heat pump, that would be a good time to switch to Emergency Heat.

Does Sensi thermostat have emergency heat?

The Sensi units DO NOT support emergency heat – only auxiliary. Which means it will regularly turn on your electric strip heat if the system thinks it needs help.

What is emergency heat on Honeywell thermostat?

The EM HT (Emergency Heat) feature allows the user to use a backup heat source when the heat pump is not working. The Emergency Heat feature locks out the heat pump compressor so that only backup heat is used. This is typically used until a heating and/or cooling contractor can troubleshoot or fix the heat pump system.

Does a heat pump automatically switch emergency heat?

Short answer: You should only set your heat pump’s thermostat to “emergency heat” when your heat pump stops heating altogether. Otherwise, just keep your thermostat set on “heat.” There is no temperature to switch it over to emergency heat, even if your heat pump is running constantly due to cold weather.

How do I set my thermostat to emergency heat?

“Emergency heat” means constantly using the backup heat Switching your thermostat to emergency heat is you telling your heat pump this: “Hey, stop trying to pull in air from outside. Just use your backup heat.” Your heat pump gladly complies.

Should I turn on emergency heat?

Can you run your unit on emergency heat?

Emergency heat without air movement can cause damage do your outdoor unit. You should never turn on the Emergency Heat manually, unless your heat pump has failed completely. If that is the case, you should have your heating unit examined and repaired immediately.