How does a heat pump work in the winter?
A heat pump absorbs heat from the outside air and blows it inside to warm your home up. They are much less expensive to run than a gas furnace because they use a very small amount of electricity.
Does a heat pump cool as well as an air conditioner?
Heat pumps can heat AND cool the air, unlike air conditioners. Even when it comes to cooling your house down, heat pumps are more efficient compared to A/Cs.
What temperature is a heat pump not effective?
Although heat pumps are more efficient than A/C normally, they aren’t able to retain their efficiency between 25 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat pumps are much better for temperatures above 40 degrees. Anything below and they start using more energy, making furnaces more efficient at that point.
How do you reset your heat pump?
To reset your heat pump, turn the thermostat and the pump off first. Turn off any associated breakers and let the refrigerant settle for at least three to five minutes. You can clean out the filters or ducts while you wait. Then, turn the system back on in reverse order.
What is the average life expectancy of a heat pump?
On average, heat pumps last for 10 to 15 years depending on your use and maintenance. Some have also reported their systems remaining operational for up to 50 years, but that is rare.