I've got a Goodman air handler with heat pump and a 15kW heat strip kit configured for 2 stages with my EcoBee thermostat. For some reason I was always under the impression the aux heat was staged into a 5kW primary stage and a 10kW (15kW net) secondary stage, however it is in fact the opposite.
In order to offer my thermostat (as well as myself) heating options which are a little more linear, I ask whether or not it is optional to reverse the stages on these air handlers? My thoughts are to reverse W1/W2 connections on the Air Handler's connections however am aware that the unit may not respond to a W2 only signal without W1 being energized, or perhaps even worse all 15kW will be called instead of only 5.
Goodman does not offer any support to consumers therefore I am reaching out to the hvac community online.
That being said, anybody have any insight or recommendations to my thoughts on breaking down my stages to 5->15 instead of 10->15?