May 12, 2020 Uncategorized

You may think that your heat pump is just another HVAC system that works like a furnace or an air conditioner. But there are differences in their functions, especially because heat pumps can act as both a heating and a cooling system. That’s why they are the most versatile home comfort systems available on the market today.

With that in mind, you should equip yourself with knowledge on how to use your heat pump wisely and maximize its efficiency.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted HVAC company in Blaine MN. In this article, we offer you helpful tips on how to use a heat pump properly and help you save money on your energy costs.

As much as possible, avoid using the “AUTO” mode.

Your heat pump has an auto mode, which tries to maintain a set of temperature and switches between heating and cooling as the room temperature changes. This process can waste a lot of energy, making the “AUTO” mode an efficient way to run your heat pump.

Use the fan properly.

You can start off by using the “AUTO FAN” mode, but if it fails to spread the heat far enough, set it to the lowest level that corresponds to your needs. Then, adjust the direction of the air to a comfortable setting. As a rule of thumb, warm air is best directed downward.

Use Emergency Heat Only as Needed

Most homeowners make the error of using the “emergency heat” setting on the thermostat, especially when it gets excessively cold. Since this setting reduces the system’s energy efficiency, emergency heat should only be used when absolutely necessary, like if the heat pump fails to work at all.

Features of the Lennox Elite® Series XP14 Heat Pump

With an efficiency rating of up to 16.00 SEER / 9.50 HSPF, this product can save you hundreds of dollars each year, compared to a standard heat pump.

The XP14 heat pump comes with a 10-Year Limited Warranty on compressor and a 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. This heat pump may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

The XP14 is certified by ENERGY STAR®. Such products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, furnaces must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.

Its precision-engineered scroll compressor has a special compressor sound-dampening system that assures smooth, quiet operation.

Its High-Efficiency Outdoor Coil provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation.

The XP14’s precision-balanced direct-drive fan delivers quiet operation with a patent-pending fan design.

Its high-efficiency outdoor coil provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation.

It is designed to work with the Humiditrol whole-home dehumidification system.

The XP14’s sound levels as low as 71 dB are much quieter than a standard heat pump.

When the XP14 is installed with a compatible Elite® furnace, it creates a system that can switch back and forth between electricity and gas automatically, based on whichever is most cost-efficient in your area.

It uses a PermaGuard Cabinet, which is a heavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction, louver coil guard, baked-on powder finish and durable zinc-coated steel base provides long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.

SmartHinge louver design allows quick, easy access to interior components from all sides for cleaning and maintenance. It protects coils from damage and provides a clean appearance.

Its chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant provides exceptional comfort without exacting a costly environmental toll.

Drainage holes prevent damaging moisture from collecting inside the base pan.

Questions? Call Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning

If you are interested in having this heat pump installed in your home and want more tips on how to use one properly, be sure to give us a call. We’d love to talk to you and help make your home more energy-efficient. We are your reliable Columbia Heights heating and air conditioning company serving you since 1974.