All heat pumps are outfitted with emergency heat switches. This switch is meant to be managed as its name implies—if there is an emergency. The emergency heat switch will turn on a strip, or strips, of electric heat and turn off the heat pump. When the temperature outside dips below 40 degrees, many Thedford residents will flip the switch in order to make it warmer. While this will do the job, we don’t propose you do this. When your system operates in this emergency mode, it can use a lot of energy and send your energy bills skyrocketing.
Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning suggests only flipping on your emergency heat switch if your heat pump has stopped heating your house. When it’s cold outside and it feels like your heat pump is constantly running, let it do its job. It’s actually much more efficient to let your heat pump run that it would be if your heat pump is operating in its emergency mode.
If you’ve found that your heat pump isn’t keeping up with the cooler weather in Thedford, you should give Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning a call. Investing in a backup heating system may save you some expense in the long run. We can install your backup system to work effortlessly with your heat pump. So, when the weather is so cold that your heat pump can’t pull warmer air into your home, your thermostat can instinctively switch on your backup heating system. This method will keep your home warm and cozy on chilly days—and you can save your emergency heat switch for true heating emergencies.
If you want to hear more about ways you can supplement your heat pump’s heat supply or find out more about how your heat pump functions, call our experts at 519-296-4437. Our team is happy to help. If it’s more convenient for you, you can also schedule an appointment with us online using our handy scheduler.