I guess you can't add on to an existing post, so I'll start a new one...............
If a person had a Carrier Infinity Furnace and Heat Pump with an Infinity Thermostat, could you set a point, say 40 degrees, keeping the heat pump from ever going into defrost and effectively eliminating unnecessary defrost cycles ? How about 35 degrees with 100% humidity ?
I know Trane does the defrost more adaptively, but what is the best method for brands that don't and are based on time/temp only. Pro's here have said that the time/temp method causes a lot more wear and tear not to mention the extra cost of fuel. It this really an issue with Carrier for instance ?
(I live in the Northwest with mild Winters)