Heat pump Guidance - FAQ 2

July 31, 2020

Heat pump Guidance – FAQ

Heat pump Guidance – FAQ

In most cases, unless you have a single floor ranch style home, a single ductless heat pump will not heat your entire home. But, that doesn’t mean you should be buying multiple heat pumps to cover off every square inch of living space.

Does a heat pump use a lot of electricity?

heat pump with a CoP of three can produce three kW of heat from every one kW of electricity. The typical home requires around 12,000-kilowatt hours (KwH) of heat per year. Accordingly, to achieve this, a heat pump with a CoP of three would use 4,000 kW of electricity yearly.

What temperature should I set my heat pump in winter?


65 degrees Fahrenheit

adjust your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter

According to ENERGY STAR, setting your thermostat to 65 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) when you’re home is the ideal balance of comfort and energy efficiency.

Should I run my heat pump on auto or heat?

Set your heat pump mode to “Heat” in winter and “Cool” in summer. Try to avoid using “Auto” mode, as this could cause the system to heat on a cool summer night or cool on a sunny winter afternoon.

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