I bought a Goodman 14 SEER, 3-ton, heat pump and electric furnace less than 1 month ago. I had my electrical service updated to 200 amps to accommodate the electric furnace but whenever the heat pump starts the lights flicker and seem to dim. The electrician indicated the system is wired correctly with a 30 amp breaker and using 10 gauge wire.
When the electrician was testing the system he noticed when the heat pump starts it drew anywhere from 30 to 70 amps then it would drop back down to under 20 amps. Is this normal for a heat pump? I don’t want the flickering to damage any of my other appliances. Any suggestions on how to correct this annoying problem?
The electrician indicated if he used a heavier wire this might eliminate some of the flickering but probably won’t eliminate the problem.