Heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative to furnaces and air conditioners. A heat pump uses refrigerant to transfer heat from inside your home to the outdoors, as well as transferring the cold air during the winter months. However, when temperatures get very cold out the heat pump is not as effective.
Depending on the type of heat pump you have, it will function at 100% efficiency, that is until the temperatures drop to 40 degrees or lower. Living in Southern California, residents do not have to worry about dealing with freezing temperatures, but some years do bring colder winters that blanket the regions with low temperatures that can vary between 30-40 degrees.
Some suggestions we offer to our customers when they call us Monday morning about their heat pump not heating, is to leave your heat pump running overnight. If you are unable to leave it running over night, whether it is your home or work place, we also recommend to set a timer so the unit can turn on a few hours before you wake up or get to work. This can be accomplished by having a thermostat that has a timer, or a smart thermostat that allows you to turn on the unit, remotely.
TOTAL 1 AC & HEATING is always happy to answer any questions or provide free quotes for thermostat installation, or unit replacement. Give us a call for more tips!