Jan 03, 2019 - 12:28 PM
I do not know of a set up that will allow you to run the heat strip and the furnace at the same time. I am sure there probably is some way to bypass it but I would not be sure on how to do that. Heat strips are normally used when you need to only heat up a few degrees, once you need it heated more than that few(3-5degrees), the furnace will kick on and that will shut the heat strip off since the furnace can normally take care of the job on its own. Unfortunately, I do not have a layout of the round dial thermostat to look at and verify how to switch between the two. I know with the Coleman A/C units, if you turn the heat up and the heat strip can not handle it, the switch from heat strip to furnace is automatic.