Most homeowners should be aware that heat pumps operate differently than boilers and furnaces. The way you utilize them will affect their performance as well as their lifespan. As such, it’s important to know the proper ways to operate them to keep your home comfortable for the years to come. Here are some mistakes to avoid.
Leaving the Heating System Cranked Up
When you’re operating your heating unit, make sure that it doesn’t open up at the same time as your heat pump does. In turn, your energy consumption costs will skyrocket due to running the units at the same time. Your old heating unit should only operate as a backup heat source since your heat pump is the main source. However, you can ramp up your thermostat temporarily if you find that your room’s temperature is too cold.
Missing Out on Maintenance
Routine maintenance is a requirement for your HVAC equipment to perform at optimal levels. Aside from keeping your home comfortable and energy-efficient, it’s actually cheaper to have your heat pump maintained than having it repaired or replaced regularly.
Constantly Changing the Thermostat Settings
Some homeowners have a habit of changing the temperature on their thermostat throughout the day. For instance, they’ll change it when waking up, before going to work or when going to bed. This will damage your heat pump in the long run. To preserve the condition of your heat pump, make sure that it’s set at a constant temperature so that it remains energy efficient.
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