Advantages Of Heat Pumps
Heat pumps don’t dry out the air like furnaces can, so there is no need for a humidifier. Filtration removes air pollutants and helps improve air quality which is especially important for those that suffer from asthma or allergies. They are 300 to 400 percent more efficient than gas and oil heating systems, and the heat pumps available today are much more efficient than even just a few years ago.
You might have heard that you should avoid using the emergency / auxiliary heat setting. In actuality, it is ok for your heat pump to use heat strips, in certain situations. Since heat pumps create heat by pulling warm air in from the outside, the colder it is outside, the harder it is for your heat pump to keep up. This typically happens is temperatures below 40 degrees and when your unit goes into the defrost mode. To minimize the chances of your heat strips activating, unless in proper conditions, we suggest you keep your thermostat at a comfortable level but no higher than you need.
Many owners of heat pump systems benefit from the use of a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows for more precise temperature control, for example, gradually lowering the temperature a few degrees for your sleeping hours and raising it gradually before you awake.