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The trick is to get the most out of the heatpump at 15 amps, and minimize the electric heat at max of 60 amps.the

So make sure thermostat is is set to allow the heatpump and strip heat to run concurrently when needed, and also minimize the amount of strip heat (by unplugging some of it?)

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What’s the heat pump? The outside unit or the air handler?
They take up different circuits in your load center
Heat pump is the outside unit. The air handler houses the electric strips. When supplemental/auxiliary heat is necessary they light up. Yes they are on different circuits.

Edit: Since you are gas, imagine replacing your heat exchanger with electric coils. BIG Amperage.
 

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How can a two pole 60 amp air handler be efficient
It's not, but it only comes on when the heat pump can't keep up, and that is usually only when it's very cold out, and it raises the house temp about 2 degrees in 10 minutes and shuts off, so it only runs for significant time in Jan and Feb. It puts out 61k BTUs @ 103 degree supply temp, about 82 amps all told. If the high isn't going to be over freezing for the day, I'll shut off the heat pump and just run the strips as a straight furnace, the difference in electricity is minimal, oh, and It's only 9 cents per kwh here.
 

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So, what’s drawing 60 amps?
The heat strips. You use gas to generate heat, we use electricity, so take whatever you pay for gas and convert that to the electric bill. The only other electric draw in the air handler is the blower motor, which only uses about 2-3 amps depending on size and efficiency.
30 Amps for an outside heat pump is a lot. I have a 10 SEER 4 ton, and it is putting out right at 48k BTUs and draws 19-22 amps all told.
 

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My 2 cents. It’s a shame the working family pays the price for decisions made beyond their control of a vote. The big cities in large part determine the nations direction because the masses vote one way. The big cities are under blue party rule and are disaster zones including Baltimore which isn’t even a big city. Blue party would rather you starve and be cold and broke and depend on them to give out freebies than to allow self sufficient production of energy because it’s against the wacko far lefts demands. So price of fuel goes up, so does food and everything thing else that gets transported by ship, truck, plane or train. Electric vehicles are a catastrophe waiting to happen because of this——
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