Can somebody explain how compressor lockout and recovery work?
From what I understand:
Compressor lockout is the temperature dictated by the stat that basically forces a hybrid system to run backup heat.
Now .. backup heat ... I'm assuming this behaves differantly if you have electric strips vs. a gas furnace?
The reason I ask is this. I have read on this forum a number of times where folks say they have their electric strips come on during the recovery phase in their heating cycle. It appears, to me the layman, that the strips either come on in tandem to the heat pump or they are coming on solo. There is never a mention of the lockout temp on the stat.
So what happens with a hybrid Heat Pump / Propane system? My assumption was, recovery or not, if the temperature outside was above my lockout setting the heat pump would run as long as it needed to in order to catch up. The gas furnace would only fire if the temperature was under my lockout set point.
Am I right?