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    Michel1962 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 6, 2011, 01:14 PM
    Emergency heat ruud heat pumps?
    Hi, Just bough a new house and it has a Ruud furnace and heat pump. The house was built in 1986 or so. On the thermostat I read heat and them Heat. What should it be set to? On heat only or Em Heat?

    Appreciate the advice.
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    ma0641 Posts: 15,679, Reputation: 1012
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    Feb 6, 2011, 01:32 PM
    For most of the time, set it to "heat". In very cold weather, the heat pump has difficulty getting evough heat from the air. If this happens, switch it to EM but remember, this is a very expensive way to heat the house since it is now all electric. This is one of the shortcomings of a heat pump. PS. Please do not double post.

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