All heat pumps are armed 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 dips below 40 degrees, many Hasbrouck Heights 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 utility costs skyrocketing.
ACE Solutions recommends only flipping on your emergency heat switch if your heat pump has stopped heating your house. When it’s cold outside and it seems 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 working in its emergency mode.
If it seems that your heat pump isn’t keeping up with the cooler weather in Hasbrouck Heights, you should give ACE Solutions 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 it’s so cold that your heat pump can’t pull warmer air into your home, your thermostat can mechanically switch on your backup heating system. This method will keep your home cozy and warm on chilly days—and you can save your emergency heat switch for real 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 operates, call our experts at 201-579-2562. We’ll be happy to help. If it’s more convenient for you, you can also arrange an appointment with us online using our handy scheduler.