Heat Pump Chattanooga

What Exactly Is The Auxiliary Options On My Thermostat?

Having a heat pump is one of the best options for fending off its occasional cold spells. A heat pump delivers you an air conditioner and a heater in one unit. People in colder northern climates usually need to have a hybrid system work with their heat pump so they can get enough warmth during the deep chills; but for our Florida climates, a heat pump on its own can handle the job—in particular if it comes with the auxiliary heating option.

You might be curious about what auxiliary heat on a heat pump does and if it’s worth having. Basically, the auxiliary heat function provides additional warmth when the heat from the standard heat exchange is insufficient. These heat pumps have an extra section that contains electrical heating coils—similar to what you would find in an electric furnace—to create resistance electrical heating. When the heat pump senses it cannot get enough warmth from the outside air to move inside your home (usually at temperatures below 35°F), it will switch over to the electrical coils to provide the additional heat. Although this will allow the heat pump to reach its target temperature, it will drain additional power to heat the electrical coils.

Whether you need a heat pump with the auxiliary heat feature depends on how much cold you think you’ll experience. Heat pumps draw warmth from outside to give you a comfortable temperature, but this becomes difficult in extreme colds.

Thermostat Set To On

Should I Set My Thermostat Fan To On?

People can get confused about how to properly set their thermostat fan. Remember not to focus solely on the heating and air conditioning switches when adjusting the temperature on your thermostat. The fan switch shouldn’t also be neglected because it can highly affect the way that your HVAC comfort system works. The following guide gives you tips on how to properly set the fan on your thermostat. Read more

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Why Are My Vents Blowing Hot Air?

One of the most frustrating, and common things you have to deal with as a homeowner is problems with your air conditioning system. When you turn that air conditioning system on, and all you feel is warm air, what is the cause of this problem?  There is no one singular issue that you are likely going to be able to point to right away. Warm air coming out of an HVAC  could be caused by a variety of things. It could be something incredibly simple, but it could also be something very complex, a major repair that needs to take place. Having knowledge of some of the possible causes can help you as a homeowner in knowing what to do, what to try, and what could be where the issues are stemming from. Read more

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Lower Your AC Cost This Summer

Summers are hot in Chattanooga. We all know this. And did you know that the average homeowner spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills? Your heat and AC operating costs can account for as much as half of that. With these eight simple steps, you can stay comfortable, save money on your HVAC bills and protect the environment. Read more