Short answer: You should only set your heat pump’s thermostat to “emergency heat” when your heat pump stops heating altogether. And in that case, you should also call a professional for help. Otherwise, just keep your thermostat set on “heat.” There is no temperature to switch it over to emergency heat, even if your heat
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It’s normal for a heat pump to be covered in a bit of frost during the winter. Especially when it’s humid outside after rain. Why? Because a heat pump in “heat” mode is pulling heat from the outside air and pulling it into your home. When that happens the humidity/moisture in the air around the
Winter means a lot of things – warmer clothes, shorter days, colder weather and, to many, ridiculously dry alligator skin. You see, when you heat your home’s air, the relative humidity drops because warm air can hold more moisture. This causes the drier air to pull moisture from your skin, causing dry, scaly alligator-like texture
Carbon monoxide (abbreviated CO) is a deadly gas. And it’s made more dangerous because it’s completely invisible to all of the human senses. We can’t smell it, taste it, touch it or see it and it makes no sound. That’s why every home in Northern California with gas appliances (like furnaces) should have a carbon
Summer is in full swing in Northern California, and that means high energy costs from increased air conditioning use, so you may be looking for ways to save. But where can you find helpful information? You may be surprised to know that there are online resources all around that can help you reduce your energy bills.
If you’re thinking about making an energy efficiency improvement to your Northern California home (like installing a high-efficiency furnace), now is the best time to do so. December 31, 2013 is the last chance to take advantage of energy efficiency federal tax credits. These tax credits are 10% of the cost of the energy efficient
No matter what you do, it seems the holidays are always busy. And the gift-giving can cause some financial tension. To make your holidays less stressful and help you save some money, we have put together a 10 tips to an energy efficient holiday season. 1. Purchase Energy Efficient Gifts If you are purchasing electronics
Nobody likes to think about replacing their home heating system. But it becomes a necessity for just about every homeowner at some point in their life. So whether you’re replacing your heater because you want something more efficient or just because your old one broke down, here are the best options for you if you
Most homeowners think, “Is a professional furnace maintenance visit really worth the money?” It’s a fair question. After all, everyone who spends money on something expects to get something of equivalent or more value in return. So what we want to show you is why gas furnace maintenance is a wise return on investment. Here
With Northern California’s cold weather in full swing, you rely on your furnace more than ever. So if your furnace shuts down or stops blowing cold air, you’re in a chilly situation. However, fixing the problem can be easier than you think. These 5 fixes can solve most furnace problems without you needing to pay