Heat pumps are an economical and simple way to heat your home and are always an ideal home heating solution.
In fact, the Department of Energy says that heat pump systems are an optimal way to reduce your heating bills, especially when compared to other forms of electric home heat.
From the Department of Energy’s website:
Heat pumps are the most efficient form of electric heating, providing up to three times more heat than the energy they use. Today’s heat pump can reduce your electricity use for heating by approximately 50% compared to electric resistance heating such as furnaces and baseboard heaters.
If you plan to purchase a new heat pump this year, here are three tips for getting the most out of your selection.
1. Avoid adjusting your heat pump’s thermostat too much. Misuse of your heat pump’s thermostat can actually cause it to overwork, which will cost you more money in the long run. The best advice is to find a comfortable temperature and leave it at that number.
2. Learn the important data about your “emergency switch.” Because an emergency switch is best used when your heat pump is actually out of commission, only use it when you absolutely have to. Bottom line, an emergency switch is only for emergencies.
3. Check your filter for clogs once a season, and never let your heat pump function when you know that there is dirt or grime on the coils. For new heat pumps, check the filter periodically until you are absolutely certain that the system is working correctly. It is okay to check it less often after you know that it works as intended.
For additional information on how we can help you with your home’s heating and cooling system, please contact us today.