Heat pumps work both as a heater and an air conditioner. Heat pumps are known for being the best way of heating or cooling. They are especially effective in cold weathers, and they can save you a lot of money compared to other forms of heating. In fact, using a heat pump instead of an equivalent electric heater can save you around $500 a year. However, if you don’t know how to use your heat pump properly, it can cost you a fortune. We have listed some tips on how to save money using your heat pump.
It usually takes up to 15 minutes for a heat pump to heat a room. Setting the unit to the maximum won’t heat the room any quicker, it will only use more energy. The best way to save money is to always keep the temperature low, ideally between 18°C-20°C.
One of the first things you have to do is to learn how to use the timer feature. By using this feature, you can heat the space 15-30 minutes before you get home or before you get up in the morning. You should never keep it on while you are not using the space.
Another important way of saving money and energy is to regularly clean the filter. A dirty and dusty filter results in that the unit has to work harder and use more energy to fulfil its purpose. This leads to higher electricity bills.
If you’re buying a new heat pump – look for the blue energy star rating. This means that the unit is energy efficient and more environment friendly.
The most common heating system in New Zealand is the split system. This system is designed to heat only one room, but if you choose the right place for it, it can actually heat your entire house.
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