I have a Lennox 3.5 ton Heat Pump with Honeywell TH3210D1004 thermostat, 2 heat / 1 cool with 10 KwH heat strip in 2500 sq ft house
I want to disable the heat strips because I live in North Carolina and think the heat pump can keep up fine with the house by itself.
I set the temperature to 61 when sleeping, and 66 when I'm home.
I'm ok with it taking longer to heatup the 5 degrees with just the heat pump because it's still more efficient than the heat strips kicking in to speed up the heating.
Which wires do I remove in the picture? The jumper that connects E to Aux and the additional wire going to aux?
If I do that, will it still go into aux for defrost mode?
Bonus question... do I want higher or lower # of cycles per hour in order to save money/energy use for the aux/emergency heat setting? Or does it not matter because the COP is 1.0 regardless
Thank you very much in advance