7 Heat Pump Tips For New Users
What is a Heat Pump?
A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from a source to another area. Air conditioners and freezers are examples of heat pumps, but the term generally applies to several different HVAC devices. Heat pumps can be used to heat or cool a space. Heat pumps work in the opposite direction compared to air conditioners or refrigerators. They draw heat from cooler external air or the ground. That heat is then released into the air-conditioned space and not the surrounding environment.
7 Heat Pump User Tips:
1) Use the heat pump as your primary system: You can save money by relying on the heat pump; turn down your thermostat so it is utilized as a secondary system.
2) Do not use “auto” mode: Auto mode can lead to heat turning on during a cooler summer night, or air conditioning on a warmer winter day.
3) Utilize “Auto Fan” mode: Instead of producing hot or cool air, the auto fan simply transfers hot or cool air; this strategy will save you money.
4) Adjust the temperature: Unlike your old system, heat pumps measure temperature at the indoor unit. The temperature displayed on the heat pump thermostat will accurately reflect the actual temperature in the space.
5) Preprogram your heat pump: Program your heat pump thermostat to power down during times that a space is regularly unoccupied.
7) Maximize heat zone: Keep the doors open to rooms that connect with the room where the heat pump is installed. If at any point you realize the heat pump cannot keep up with the demand, close the doors as necessary.
Heating and cooling 1,800 square-foot homes can cost over $1,800 per year using a standard electric baseboard. On the contrary, heat pumps can do the same job for less then $1,000 per year. Make the investment in a heat pump. The money spent now will be saved over the course of a several months. Run your home like a business by maximizing energy efficiency.
Want to install a heat pump in your La Grange home? Call Allan E Power Plumbing Heating and Cooling at (708) 352-1670 today for quick and reliable services.