I am using my emergency heat during the defrosting stage of my heat pump. Is this all right? If not, what can I do while it's defrosting?

  • Curious... how long does the defrost stage last?
    – isherwood
    Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 14:45

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Emergency heat comes from heat coils in the air mover on your system. It should be fine but your electric bill will be higher because of the high amperage they draw compared to the heat pump.

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