Thanks Geome. I guess the part that baffles me is why the unit is kicking on 10 mins after the last time it ran, all day long, even though the actual temp on the themostat has not left the set temp. If I don't touch the thermostat all day long, it will run 57 times a day and will never leave 17 degrees, and I truly don't think that it needs to. Yesterday, it was -21 degrees celcius outside and I kept the house( 1900 sqft up and 1900 sqft basement) 2 degrees above the t-stat set point by just running my 62% efficient fireplace and 2 ceiling fans... I can't find info anywhere on whether or not this is a single or 2 stage compressor. I'm going to try calling the manufacturer tomorrow. I was debating trying to get my hands on a t-stat that allows for a degree or two differential and see if that makes a difference. What do you think?