Yesterday morning (1-6-14) at 0545, the thermostat said the outside temp was 15 degrees here in DFW Metroplex, right in the center.
The heat pump for the sticks and bricks knew better than to try to wring heat from that temperature, so on came the inside heat strips, hotter than fire, and warmed the house up 5 degrees in about 5 minutes.
Only thing wrong with that is the inside heat strips draw around 70-80 amps while the outside heat pump only draws about 18-19 amps. BIG difference! But I can count the times we've had that cold temp here in DFW over the past 21 years on one hand, so thank heaven its not too often!
Anyone else notice how the forecasters were having a thrilling time calling this winter weather incursion a 'POLAR VORTEX'?
Kent - '03 Fleetwood Storm Ford F-53 V-10
With Susie (Lhasa); Angie (Shorkie) Ferbie (ShihTzu)
In Memoriam: Katie, Spencer and Zoey