Air Care

Let's Talk Heat Pumps!

Right about now, you may be cursing your heat pump because you just can't seem to get the house warm in these frigid temperatures. We can help. Heat pumps work by taking heat from the outside air and moving it into your home. When the outdoor air temps are hit by these frigid arctic blasts, that's nearly an impossible task for a heat pump to accomplish.   Let's face it--there just isn't any heat to be had out there!  As temperatures continue to drop, your heat pump blows cooler air.

Air Care Systems by Price, Inc. recommends that you turn your thermostat to EMERGENCY HEAT (or EM Heat) until the outdoor temperatures get above 30° again.  This will activate the electric heat strips in your unit and will make a dramatic improvement in your comfort levels in your home.   At 25°  outside, you know you're going to have to go to the heat strips, once it gets back over 30°  you should be able to resume normal function.

Heat pumps are very efficient coolers, but when temperatures bottom out, they need some help.   When it reaches the point where they can no longer keep up, it's called the "balance point."  Your unit can be set to do this automatically with a WI-fi thermostat or by adding an outdoor thermostat on the outside unit.  This can be set to operate at peak efficiency for your system.

Air Care Systems by Price, Inc. hopes to provide you information and tips on how to stay warm during this extremely cold weather, but if you need help or have a question, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (479) 777-2331.  Remember--we're here to help and we offer 24/7 Emergency Service.