This last week here in North Texas has been historically cold. It hasn’t been this cold since 1983. With temperatures in the single digits we have recommended that everyone with a heat pump switch over to emergency heat, or AUX heat.
If you want to understand why, check out our posts here, and here.
The basic idea is that the science behind how a heat pump works means that it won’t work well if the temperature is below freezing. So you need to use your emergency/AUX heat.
Which brings us to the point of this blog post. Temperatures in North Texas are now back above freezing and will be staying there for the foreseeable future. That means it’s time to turn off AUX heat and go back to standard heat pump mode on your thermostat.
This switch will save you 75% on your electricity bill, so we recommend keeping your system in heat pump mode whenever possible.
Call Prestige Air
If you experience problems with your heating and cooling call Prestige Air. Our expert service professionals have the training and experience to keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape all year long. Call (817) 200-7215 to make sure your heating and cooling are ready for the season!