Force Emergency Heat?
I have a Bryant Evolution Controlled heat pump; electric only. Does it ever make economical sense to force the system to run on emergency heat if the outside unit is functional? During cold periods(At some point it would seem cheaper/more efficient to just let the emergency heat run getting the house warm and then shutting off rather than cycling so much and wasting the electric outside heating the coils to 70F just to suck that defrost generated heat back via the heat pump operation.
I am newer to the heat pump world and our electric use is not out of control but it seems wasteful to be defrosting frequently just to essentially take the defrost energy back into the house as heat pump product. The heat pump seems to run with few defrost cycles when the outside temp is 35+F but below 30F there is an increase is the defrost cycles.