First off I have looked at this site the past few days and am amazed at all the helpful people out there. I hope I am able to pick a few brains without annoying the heck out of anyone.
I am using a heat pump for the first time as I have moved into a different house. I have a few questions since this is all new to me.
1. My t stat is set on 68-69 and comfortable for us. However, I have noticed that my system turns on and off quite a bit. It will run for about 10 min and then off for 8-10 min. The reading on the t stat never changes. My last electric bill was considerably higher than I would have anticipated and wonder if it is do to the constant on and off. Is there a way that I can manipulate my t stat for cycle times? I have read so much about these things that I have myself confused and need some professional direction. My HVAC guy said that my t stat only has a 1/2 degree +/- variance before it tells the unit to kick on. Is there a way to change this?
My heat pump is a Armstrong 4SHP14LE160P-1
The coil is a EC1P62DG-1
Aux Heat is a G1D93BU112D20D-2
I have approx 3600 sq ft that is being supplied by this unit. Specifically an unfinished basement with a couple of vents that are open and my main floor
Any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.