Looking for some input on what temperature I should cut the compressor off and just run the strips on a heat pump. Little back ground. This is for my cabin in Northern Arizona at 7,000'. I heat the cabin with a wood stove while I'm there but have a electric furnace now that I keep set at 45 degrees. Bought a heat pump so I could have cooling for the warm afternoons during the summer. The plan is to use the heat pump to keep the cabin at 45 degrees while I'm not there. So I'm am not concerned about the temperature coming out the vents just keeping the cabin at 45. So what would be a good temperature to wire in a stat to cut the compressor and move the electric strips up to first stage. The outdoor unit will be next to the cabin in a area that should get to deep in snow. yes we do get snow in AZ. I have had a opinion that I can't use a heat pump with it set at 45 degrees. I can't see how this could could be true. The closer the inside and outside are to each other the easier the heat transfer.