Heat pumps operate through electricity instead of natural gas. This type of heating system doesn’t work the same as a boiler or furnace. To prevent heat loss and discomfort, make sure that you’re operating your heat pump correctly.
A trusted heating repair expert shares ways you shouldn’t be operating your heat pump.
Don’t Adjust Your Thermostat Everyday
You may have adjusted the temperature of your previous heating system when you’re not at home or at night. Keep in mind that a heat pump reaches optimum efficiency by maintaining a steady temperature. Determine the best setting, leave it, and allow it to work. However, if you won’t be at home for more than 24 hours, you can turn the thermostat down.
Don’t Leave the Thermostat in Auto Mode
Your heating repairman wouldn’t recommend using the auto mode setting because it can cause toggling between heating and cooling. Set your heat pump to “heat” in winter and “cool” in summer. Keep in mind that auto fan is a different setting and it’s alright to use it.
Don’t Be Afraid to Turn Up Your Heat Pump
Make the most of your heat pump’s performance by using it for as much heating as it can take. You can try opening some doors to expand the zone and then turn up the fan. This way, your heat pump can heat more space.
Don’t Forget to Have Your Unit Regularly Maintained
Heating and cooling systems require regular maintenance to stay efficient. Schedule routine maintenance with a trusted HVAC contractor every year. It would also help to remove debris, snow, and ice from your outdoor HVAC unit.
You can rely on AAA Air Conditioning, Inc. for your home’s heating needs. Whether you need a minor heating repair or a major replacement, we’re here to help. Give us a call at (361) 578-3846 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.