Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC/setting Heat Pump thermostats

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have a 2 story home with 2 heat pumps & open foyer with ceiling fan in great room downstairs which I use in winter time in clockwise direction & counter-clockwise in summer-My question how should I set the 2 thermostats-I usually set upstairs in the winter 5 degrees cooler,& the heat pump never comes on which over works lower unit & in summer I do reverse & lower unit still is the main output-is it best to just keep both units the same-not sure what is best,tks

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Ron,

You know your residence best, you can try several scenario to see what works for you, if you have 2nd stage electric heat backup try not to raise the t-stat more than a degree or two at a time. If you do not have 2nd stage electric heat then you can move the t-stat setting as high or low as you wish.

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