Homeowner here...I have a 2 stage heat pump split system with the ducting zoned for 2 zones. The units are as follows:
Compressor: Goodman GSZC16 heat pump
Zone control board: Honeywell HZ322
Thermostats: Ecobee 3 (zone 1) & Ecobee 4(zone 2)
My issue is that when the thermostats are calling for aux heat it's not actually turning on. I took readings of the W wire terminals at the zone board on the thermostat side and get 30v, so the aux heat call is getting to the zone board, but when i measure the W terminal on the heat pump/air handler side of the zone board I only get 10v so the board is preventing the call for aux heat. After reading the zone board manual I found that it doesn't actually support 2 stage compressor systems with aux heat (only 2 stage without aux heat for some reason).
I was thinking that maybe if I jumped the W wire terminals between the thermostat sides and the equipment sides that the aux heat call would actually come through and turn on. Would this work? If not is there any other solution besides replacing the zone board with one that does support 2 stage compressors with aux heat? Thanks!