Heatpump Fan Only Mode
Hi, looking for some info on my Trane Heatpump systems. I just installed a very nice Fireplace Insert (wood burning), does a great job of heating my large open area, LR, Kit, DR. I want to try to circulate this warm air through the air handler to the bedrooms. Sounds easy, I'm aware of the heat loss through the system, but want to try it. Anyway, I turning my thermostat to OFF and set the Fan switch from Auto to ON. Fan comes on, but oddly to me, the compressor outside is also running. Is this normal?
So, first off, should the Compressor be running? Is it only the fan spinning and not major electric being used? Any other thoughts? My 2nd Zone, when I turn thermostat from Auto to FAN ON, the fan runs at a very slow speed. When you push it over to call for heat, the fan system blows much harder. Is it some variable speed thing knowing the temp of the air? Can I lock it in at the higher speed?
Thanks for any help.
This post was edited by kheflw on Tue, Dec 31, 13 at 9:21