The Emergency Heat Switch on Heat PumpsWhat is It and How Does It Work

March 12, 2018

The Emergency Heat Switch on Heat Pumps—What is It and How Does It Work All heat pumps are armed with emergency heat switches. This switch is meant to be utilized as its name implies—in an emergency. The emergency heat switch will turn on a strip, or strips, of electric heat and turn off your heat pump. When the temperature outside dips below 40 degrees, many Mobile residents will flip the switch in order to warm up. While this will do the job, we don’t propose you do this. When your system works in this emergency mode, it can use a lot of energy and send your energy bills skyrocketing.

Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc suggests only flipping on your emergency heat switch if your heat pump has stopped heating your house. When it’s colder outside and it feels like your heat pump is constantly running, let it do its job. It’s actually much more efficient to let your heat pump run than it would be if your heat pump is running in its emergency mode.

If you’ve found that your heat pump isn’t keeping up with the cooler weather in Mobile, it’s time to give Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call. Investing in a backup heating system may save you some cash in the long run. We can install your backup system to work effortlessly with your heat pump. So, when it’s so cold that your heat pump can’t pull warmer air into your home, your thermostat can mechanically switch on your backup heating system. This method will keep your home warm and cozy on chilly days—and you can save your emergency heat switch for real heating emergencies.

If you want to find out more about ways you can supplement your heat pump’s heat supply or find out more about how your heat pump functions, call our experts at 251-471-2674. Our team is happy to help. If it’s more convenient for you, you can also arrange an appointment with us online using our handy scheduler.