Whether you need repairs, routine maintenance, or the installation of a new HVAC unit in your home, homeowners throughout the Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, community can count on Shines Energy to get the job done. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including after-hours, weekends, and holidays at no extra charge! Also, when you purchase a new HVAC system from our team, make sure to inquire about our discounts and financing options! You’ll also receive a complimentary quote for your new purchase!
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Should I turn my heat pump off in extreme cold?
Heat pumps are designed to supply heating even in cold weather and are capable of producing heat even at extremely low temperatures. Turning off the heat pump completely would strip your home of a heating source, potentially resulting in frozen pipes, property damage, and uncomfortable living conditions.
When it’s extremely cold outside, you can instead set your heat pump to a lower temperature. This enables the system to function less frequently, reducing system strain while maintaining some heating. If the heat pump you’re using also has a supplemental heating option, like a boiler or furnace, it may automatically activate to provide additional heating when required.
Ultimately, if you’re worried about how your home’s heat pump is operating during periods of freezing or cool weather, we recommend booking an appointment with a certified HVAC technician who will be able to assess your equipment and determine whether there is an underlying problem that needs to be addressed.
For all your HVAC service needs, call and speak to a team member at Shines Energy directly or use our online booking system! We look forward to working with you!
What is a disadvantage of a heat pump system?
One of the primary drawbacks of this system is that it performs poorly in frigid temperatures. Heat pumps work by moving heat from one place to another; however, as the outside temperatures drop, so does the supply of heat energy, resulting in lower efficiency. In freezing winter climates, the heat pump might be unable to provide adequate heating, requiring the use of additional heating sources and eliminating some of the energy-saving benefits.
Despite advancements in technology, extreme cold remains a significant disadvantage for conventional air-source heat pumps. However, there are some heat pump systems specifically made for colder climates available that can eliminate this issue.
When should other heating sources be considered?
It is best to stay away from using a traditional air-source heat pump in extremely cold weather, especially below -25 degrees Celsius. Low temperatures like this can substantially decrease the efficiency and effectiveness of the heat pump. The system could fail to extract enough heat from the cold air to heat your space adequately. In frigid temperatures, it may even cause system failures or increased energy consumption, neither of which will be cost-effective.
If you’re interested in having a heat pump installed in Bridgewater, NS contact the experienced team at Shines Energy today!