The Emergency Heat Switch on Heat Pumps—What is It and How Does It Work All heat pumps are outfitted with emergency heat switches. This switch is meant to be utilized as its name implies—when 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 heat their homes up. While this will do the job, we don’t advise doing this. When your system operates in this emergency mode, it can utilize a lot of energy and send your utility bill skyrocketing.
Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. suggests only flipping on your emergency heat switch if your heat pump has stopped heating your space. 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 than 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 Haines City, you should give Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call. Investing in a backup heating system might save you some expense in the long run. We can install your backup system to work effortlessly with your heat pump. So, when it’s 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 true heating emergencies.
If you want to find out 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.