My compressor has been change 3 months ago. The tech told me that the reversing valve must have cause the failure of the compressor because it was stuck between heat and cold (Lennox heatpump). He told me that the reversing valve will also have to be change one day but he manage to get It work by tapping on it. All summer long I've set my thermostat to cold and nothing have been wrong. I also got 2-3 power failure and the reversing valve still be in cold mode (It's my guess because the heatpump still give cold air after all the pwer failures).
Now that cold weather approch (I live in Montreal, Canada) i'm asking myself what to do. I don't have the money now to repair the reversing valve. The importnat part for me about my Heatpump is that this unit can deliver cold air when needed. For heating I've got an furnace that work very well. So if i put my TStat on ''emergency heat'' I supposed that the heat will only came from the furnace and that the heatpump would be inactive all winter long and that the reversing valve will still be on cold mode on the next summer. Is it right ? Can anyone suggest another way to do this ?
Thanks a lot !