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 the heat pump. When the temperature outside dips below 40 degrees, many Justin residents will flip the switch in order to make it warmer. While this will do the job, we don’t recommend it. When your system works in this emergency mode, it can take up a lot of energy and send your energy bills skyrocketing.
Pepper AC & Heat recommends only flipping on your emergency heat switch if your heat pump has stopped heating your space. When it’s colder 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 running in its emergency mode.
If you’ve found that your heat pump isn’t keeping up with the cooler weather in Justin, it’s wise to give Pepper AC & Heat a call. Investing in a backup heating system could save you some money in the long run. We can install your backup system to work like a dream 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 nice and warm on chilly days—and you can save your emergency heat switch for actual heating emergencies.
If you want to learn 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 940-202-1184. We’ll be happy to help. If it’s more convenient for you, you can also schedule an appointment with us online using our handy scheduler.