Your heating system is an essential part of your home. You need it to run at top efficiency and keep you and your family warm. The last thing you need is for it to quit operating in the middle of winter. If you own a heat pump system, especially if you are new to owning one, you need to realize it does not work the same way furnaces or boilers do. At Cascade Energy Services, we provide heat pump maintenance, service, repair, installation in Woodinville. Here are some tips we think you should know.
Set It Then Let It
When a heat pump maintains a steady temperature, it works best. If you have an older central system, you should set the thermostat lower than your heat pump. Then choose a comfortable setting for your heat pump and do not mess with it. Everybody’s home is different. One thing you may notice is that your heat pump thermostat may be a bit higher than what you think of as usual.
What’s in Your Zone?
If you have more than one type of heating system, you need to coordinate each one’s thermostats and operation. Many central heating systems have zones that can be changed. In the zone where your heat pump is located, you should turn the thermostat way down or even off. If your heat pump is heating large areas, or there are no zones, close radiators, dampers, or registers where the pump is located.
Avoid Using Auto Mode
Do not just set your heat pump system to automatic when you can choose the heat setting in the winter and the cool setting in the summer. The auto setting can cause too much of a fluctuation in the home. The goal of a heat pump system is to maintain a steady heat. If you can leave your thermostat alone, it will function best.
If you need heat pump maintenance, service, repair, installation in Woodinville, contact Cascade Energy Services at (425) 243-0371.