What size aux heat do you need for heat pump?

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An average 3 ton heat pump on a 1200 to 1500 sq ft home in California will typically have a 1500Watt (1.5KW) to 5000 Watt (5 KW) auxiliary heat kit installed. This is not just for emergency heat in case of compressor failure or too low of an ambient temperature to operate a heat pump efficiently, but also to temper the air going into the home while a heat pump defrosts. Since the defrost mode is the AC mode with the outside fan motor of the air going indoors will be refrigerated, this is why the heat strip wil be used to temper the air to avoid having to bring the room back up to where it was when defrost began.
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