Tips on using your heat pump efficiently
Understanding how your heat pump works and using it wisely can really reduce the cost of your electricity bill. Here are a few tips from us to help you improve the efficiency of your heat pump.
Use the timer
Some heat pump installers will suggest that you leave the heat pump on 24 hours a day, but this should only be the case if there are people in the house all day. Instead, learn to use the timer so your heat pump switches on an hour before you get home.
Only heat the spaces you are using
Don’t try and heat the whole house. Only heat the rooms that are being used and remember to close doors and curtains to keep the heat in.
Clean the filter regularly and request a proper service every 12 months to ensure your heat pump operates at optimum efficiency.
Check that your house is well insulated. Having your home properly insulated may cost a lot upfront but will save you on costs in the long run. Carpets and rugs can also help minimise heat loss.
Getting the temperature right
During winter, the recommended comfortable temperature for your room should be between 18-21°C. It’s often tempting to get home to a cold house and turn the heat pump up to 27 or 28°C, but this will require a lot of energy to achieve and may drive your heat pump into defrost mode.
As the weather starts to get warmer, try opening windows and doors before you resort to using the heat pump to cool your home. You can also close curtains and blinds during the day to keep your home cool and shady.
If you have any questions about how to improve the efficiency of your heat pump, just get in touch and our heating experts will get in touch with you.