All heat pumps are outfitted with emergency heat switches. This switch is meant to be utilized 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 your heat pump off. When the temperature outside dips below 40 degrees, many Booneville residents will flip the switch in order to warm up. While this will do the job, we don’t advise doing this. When your system works in this emergency mode, it can take up a lot of energy and send your utility costs skyrocketing.
Booneville Heating & Cooling suggests only flipping on your emergency heat switch if your heat pump has stopped heating your home. 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 running in its emergency mode.
If you’ve found that your heat pump isn’t keeping up with the cooler weather in Booneville, you should give Booneville Heating & Cooling a call. Investing in a backup heating system may save you some cash 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 nice and warm on chilly days—and you can save your emergency heat switch for real heating emergencies.
If you want to hear more about ways you can supplement your heat pump’s heat supply or find out more about how your heat pump functions, call our experts at 662-269-8716. Our team is happy to help. If it’s more convenient for you, you can also schedule an appointment with us online using our handy scheduler.