Hi all, this is my first post here. We built a new home and choose a Bryant 2 Stage HP (ANA286) with a Steffes ETS. After the contractor got the bugs worked out this summer, the cooling worked very well. However, in the winter I notice the following problem: The majority of the time, the HP runs on the low stage which produces very little heat when temps are dropping (20-30F). Once the temp sensor in the ETS sees this decrease in temperature, the ETS begins supplying heat to make up for it. The ETS seems to charge about the same amount wheather the HP is running or not. I am using about 4,500 - 5kWH during months where the average high is about 40F and low of 20F. However, if I crank up the thermostat a degree or 2, then the HP makes all kind of heat. I currently have a Honeywell thermostat that does not appear to let me force the HP into the 2nd stage. The current draw seems minimal between the high and low stage (5.5A to ~8A) so it would seem like the thing to do would be to force it into the high stage all the time when heating? I am fairly green at this and know just enough to be dangerous. Thanks for your opinions.