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 your heat pump. When the temperature outside gets below 40 degrees, many Haines City residents will flip the switch in order to warm up. While this will do the job, we don’t propose you do this. When your system works in this emergency mode, it can utilize a lot of energy and send your utility costs skyrocketing.
Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. suggests only flipping on your emergency heat switch if your heat pump has stopped heating your home. When it’s cooler outside and it appears that 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 working in its emergency mode.
If you’ve found that your heat pump isn’t keeping up with the cooler weather in Haines City, you should give Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call. Investing in a backup heating system might save you some money in the long run. We can install your backup system to work seamlessly 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 automatically 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 real 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 works, call our experts at 863-216-2923. Our team is happy to help. If it’s more convenient for you, you can also arrange an appointment with us online using our handy scheduler.