Hi Fellas! Well our heat pump, furnace, air cleaner, humidifier, Honeywell TH8320 Vision Pro 2 stage thermostat with outdoor temperature sensor, hot water heater and water condition system are all installed. All seem to be working except for the outdoor sensor and the heat pump. I called Honeywell this morning .. they said the reason the outdoor temperature is not showing on the thermostat is because it was not properly calibrated by the contractor. I will call him.
My greater concern is that I read in the thermostat handbook a thing called “Em. Heat” It didn’t clearly explain just what this meant .. talks about “Heat pump is not operational”. Then in the Heat Pump hand book it talked about a “Heat Pump Monitor” that could be installed that would check the performance of the heat pump and turn it off if a problem occurred. It would then switch to the furnace and turn on an Emergency Heat Light on the thermostat to let us know the system requires attention!
Since we can be out of town for a month at a time it makes sense to install this monitor. I tried to find information on the internet on a “heat pump monitor” but came up with nothing that made sense to me .. nor a supplier .. nor description.
Since the contractor we hired is a jolly good fellow .. BUT made out that he had WAY more experience with heat pumps than we think he really had .. BUT has had the good sense to bring in the technical people from his distributor .. I feel more comfortable if I can present him with written “heat pump monitor” information so that I make sure he buys the proper product. I am a “babe in the woods” and wouldn’t have a clue what he is doing .. I wouldn’t know until the whole system crashes and we are out of town!
I guess my questions are 2:
1. Where can I get a good written description for a “heat pump monitor” as well as a supplier that would be compatible with a Rudd UPMD heat pump and the above thermostat
2. How does a layperson even HOPE to know if the above upteeeeeen components are working properly and effectively together and in the most efficient manner? I kinda feel lost!!
I really appreciate all the help you fellas have given me through all these trials and tribulations .. we are nearing the end .. thank you SOOOO much!