How many amps does a 3 1/2 ton heat pump motor draw?
I know this probably varies depending upon such things as the manufacturer, seer rating, etc., but I am looking for a ballpark number. This is a 15 seer Carrier heat pump. I am installing a new heat pump and I have two different opinions. One person tells me that the 5kw heat strip and the blower motor will pull 33 amps and another person is telling me that it will only pull 24 amps. My house is wired with a 30 amp breaker and 10 gauge wire, so I need to know who is correct. I don't want to spend money rewiring unless it is absolutely necessary. I already found out that the 5kw heat strip pulls 21 amps. So the question comes down to how many amps does the motor pull? Thanks.