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3 Tips for Using Heat Pumps Efficiently

Posted on: August 22, 2013

Many homeowners use heat pumps so they are able to cool and heat their homes. Unfortunately, these same homeowners will often discover they are facing a high electric bill during the hottest and coldest months of the year. Below are some tips for efficient use of a heat pump.

1. Regulate the Temperature

The first thing you should do is control the temperature. One of the best ways to do this is through setting the unit temperature to approximately 68 degrees in the winter and 74 degrees in the summer. It’s also a good idea to use a thermostat that is programmable so the temperature is regulated when no one is in the house.

2. Change the Air filter

Changing the air filter of the heat pump can make a big difference in the pump’s efficiency. Sometimes the filter becomes clogged, and that means it doesn’t work as well.  Changing this filter will help the unit with remaining clear of dust and dirt, meaning the unit won’t need to work as hard to heat your home.

3. Clear the Landscaping

A little-known fact about heat pumps is that landscaping can hurt the efficiency of the heat pump. Ideally, there should not be any type of debris around the unit within three feet.  Debris can give your heat pump problems and result in high repair bills.

These are three of the things you can do to help your heat pump run more efficiently, therefore keeping your electric bills down.

For any other questions or concerns you can call Acosta Heating & Cooling of Charlotte NC at (704) 527-7401(704) 527-7401.