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    Quote Originally Posted by energy star View Post
    What thermostat does he have. I still say that heat pack is coming on way more than need be. Maybe the heat pack is not staged and is entirely too large.
    Low air flow can cause the aux heat to come on when it shouldn't be needed. But it would be nice to know what thermostat he has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motoguy128 View Post
    Structural brick often has 4 courses with a gap between the pairs. I think that gives you an r value of about 5. The interior course becomes interior thermal mass and peak temps have less effect so so the heat pump runs less in the coldest temps... and better wont need heat strips as much.

    Throw plaster or drywall on framing, and without any insuation you have another maybe r3.


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    Thanks, moto. My 1950s brick house is 2X4 stick built with a brick veneer and has plaster over actual sheet rock and a tar paper vapor barrier. This is standard fare for 1950s construction in my area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by energy star View Post
    What thermostat does he have. I still say that heat pack is coming on way more than need be. Maybe the heat pack is not staged and is entirely too large.
    It's a Honeywell Vision Pro 1028 stat. According to the OP, the auxilliary light has not been turning on as much since what ever wiring issue was corrected. But with the ducting issues, I suspect the heat pump is shutting down on high pressure, causing the strip heaters to operate more than they should.
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    I have a 1929, 2200sq ft plaster house. Clapboard siding, covered with white aluminum siding. No insulation. My electric bill with a 4-Ton trane heat pump is under 250 in the winter months. So, the OP has a wiring or an HVAC installation issue IMO. Duct leaks, heat pack wired with wrong terminal, not charged correctly.......something.........it's just not insulation.

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    1028? Sounds like the last 4 digits of the stat, now the model line numbers.
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    Those numbers maybe the "FocusPro" not VisionPro? 6000?
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    1028? Sounds like the last 4 digits of the stat, now the model line numbers.
    Picky...picky....

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    Quote Originally Posted by energy star View Post
    Those numbers maybe the "FocusPro" not VisionPro? 6000?
    You are correct. My bad....I am now flogging myself with 20 lashes to atone for my sins...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    Thanks, moto. My 1950s brick house is 2X4 stick built with a brick veneer and has plaster over actual sheet rock and a tar paper vapor barrier. This is standard fare for 1950s construction in my area.
    I have the same type of home.

    Dropped the cash to have USA Insulation foam the walls and add a pile in the attic.

    What a DIFFERENCE!!!

    My propane bill has almost halved. My furnace is probably quite oversized, now, but I'll remedy that when I finally decide to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    You are correct. My bad....I am now flogging myself with 20 lashes to atone for my sins...
    Well of all people to post just the last 4 digits of a model number. You should make it 49 lashes. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I have the same type of home.

    Dropped the cash to have USA Insulation foam the walls and add a pile in the attic.

    What a DIFFERENCE!!!

    My propane bill has almost halved. My furnace is probably quite oversized, now, but I'll remedy that when I finally decide to replace it.
    I'll put it on the list, but my heating/cooling bills are not really that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Well of all people to post just the last 4 digits of a model number. You should make it 49 lashes. LOL
    The last four digits are all we refer to on the distribution side. But if you insist, I'll go ahead and do the other 29 lashes.....did I happen to mention I like being whipped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    The last four digits are all we refer to on the distribution side. But if you insist, I'll go ahead and do the other 29 lashes.....did I happen to mention I like being whipped?
    No, and you didn't need to give us that info either. LOL
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