Tricks and Tips for Heat Pumps

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A cold weather heat pump efficiently delivers heat during the season that needs to use heating, left behind are those old and large boilers that were used in the past.

When the temperature is stable according to the climate and the season, the heat pump will improve efficiency.

The simplest action we can do to make the heat pump work without forcing and enter the heat we need to keep our home environments at a comfortable temperature is to adjust the thermostat.

Leaving the thermostat at a common or standard level for all heat pumps is not advisable, each home is a little different and you may need to adjust its settings to maximize comfort and savings.

Maximize heating zones to optimize heat delivery.

This situation depends on whether your home synchronizes multiple thermostats with a central heating system.

In this case, you must turn off the thermostat that is in the area where the heat pump is located and let the thermostats work in areas far from the heat pump. If your central system is not zoned or the heat pump area is large, consider closing the dampers, registers, or radiators in the room where the heat pump is located. If that strategy leaves a remote part of your home too cold, slightly increase the central system thermostat temperature until the remote area reaches a comfortable level.

Note: When setting the thermostat, please note that these appliances measure the temperature somewhat differently than traditional thermostats, this means that the heat pump thermostat may be relatively higher than a normal one.

Do Not Use Automatic Mode

Avoid using the “Auto” mode, as this could cause the system to heat up on a cool summer night or a sunny winter afternoon. Set the mode to “Heat” in winter and “Cool” in summer.

Minimize temperature changes in the heat pump.

Once you have set the heat pump to a comfortable temperature, we recommend that you leave the temperature alone. Are designed to maintain a stable temperature and can use more energy if you turn it off at night or when you’re out in the day.

Set up the fan correctly

Set the fan to “Auto Fan”. If that doesn’t spread the heat enough, set it to the lowest level that meets your needs. Then adjust the air flow direction for comfort. Generally speaking, hot air is best directed downward. Adjust the blades to direct the air flow where you need heat most.

Redirect air flow correctly

Optimize the heating and cooling effects of your heat pump by controlling where the fan blows the air. Generally speaking, it is better to direct the hot air towards the floor and away from the occupants of the room and direct the cold air directly towards the occupants. Experiment to see what works best for you.

Clean your dust filters

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Heat pumps work best when the dust filters are clean. Vacuum or rinse and dry the dust filters when they are visibly dirty or when the indicator light comes on. Cleaning frequency can vary from weeks to months, depending on usage and volume of powder.

Keep your outdoor unit clear

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Periodically check your outdoor unit and clean snow, plants, leaves or debris that may impede air flow to the unit.
You may need to keep the water away from the unit with a rain cover.

Have your heat pump repaired

Consider manufacturers’ recommendations for hiring a heat pump service professional to clean and repair your unit. Regular maintenance can help ensure maximum performance.