Your heating system does a lot of hard work to keep your home warm and comfortable. However, sometimes it will have problems that require immediate attention. Whether it’s your furnace, heat pump, boiler, or ductless mini-split, the right HVAC service can restore it to proper functioning and ensure you and your family are warm all winter long.
Emergency Heating services
There are some situations that definitely call for immediate HVAC service, including any issue that threatens the comfort or safety of your home’s occupants. When you encounter an HVAC problem in these scenarios, it’s important to know what qualifies as an HVAC emergency and what doesn’t.
Should I turn on my Emergency Heat setting?
Your heat pump emergency heat or auxiliary heater setting is designed to come on during times of extremely cold weather, when it’s not able to remove enough warmth from outdoor air to warm your home. The heat pump auxiliary heater kicks in when temperatures drop below the heating unit’s minimum operating temperature, which is usually around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s not a good idea to manually turn on the emergency heat setting, as doing so will prevent your heat pump from removing sufficient warmth from outdoor air. It will also significantly increase your electricity bill since the auxiliary heat uses so much energy. If you’re worried about your heating system, you should always contact Wentzel’s to have a professional examine it and diagnose the underlying issue. Emergency Heating services