If you own a heat pump in your Columbus, GA home but aren’t using it properly, you might be wasting electricity. Here are four tips about operating your heat pump properly and efficiently.
1. Set It and Forget It
Set your heat pump’s thermostat to your optimum comfortable setting, and then leave it alone. A heat pump keeps a constant temperature by functioning gradually and effectively.
Avoid extreme temperature swings. If you can’t stop yourself from tweaking the thermostat, don’t set the temperature above 70 degrees Fahrenheit in colder weather to avoid major variations.
2. Set the Thermostat to Your Preference
Depending on the outdoor temperature as well as the performance, layout and heating allocation of your house, you may need to adjust the temperature of your heat pump to attain the desired comfort level and to help move warm or cold air uniformly throughout your home. For instance, if you want a temperature of 68 degrees Fahrenheit in your house, consider adjusting your heat pump’s thermostat to 69 or 70 degrees to get the desired level of comfort.
3. Use the Heat and Cool Modes
To minimize unwanted switchovers on cold summer evenings or bright winter days, use the thermostat or controller’s ‘Cool’ or ‘Heat’ mode rather than the ‘Auto’ temperature setting. As the weather changes, just adjust your heat pump’s controller to get the most comfortable temperature for you.
4. Schedule Preventive Maintenance
Broken heat pumps are terrible enough, but heat pumps that aren’t maintained over the years are far worse. Enroll in a maintenance agreement with our HVAC company so you don’t miss any critical inspections or tune-up visits.
Call Indoor Solutions now to arrange heat pump repair and installation services. Our experienced service techs are ready to deal with all your Columbus, GA air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, ductless AC, generators and commercial HVAC needs.
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