Is it reasonable to leave the heat pump on all day and night?

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Is it reasonable to leave the heat pump on all day and night?

I’m sure you’re wondering if it’s better to leave the heat pump on all day and night, or if it’s better to turn it off? Here’s our opinion.
To avoid excessive energy waste, it’s better to turn it off when you don’t need it. We know that heat pumps are the most efficient way to heat your home and use electricity in the winter. However, it is not cost-effective to leave them running all day and night. Once the heat pump is turned off, the temperature will drop at a slow rate if your house is well insulated. Otherwise, the temperature will drop faster, but the heat from your heat pump will only dissipate and go to waste.

To help you save even more energy, here are some tips:

Choose the right size heat pump. One size does not fit all. If the heat pump is too small for the house it heats, it won’t provide enough heat and will cost more energy to heat the rooms. And if the heat pump is too large, it will use more energy than necessary to heat the house. Our technicians can advise you on the best heat pump size for your house.
Choose the right heat pump for your climate conditions. Not all heat pumps are suitable for very cold climates. Many heat pumps cannot keep up with large temperature drops.
Keep your home well insulated. Proper insulation can save you a lot of money. If your walls are well insulated, the heat pump won’t have to work as much.
Keep the settings low. This is another way to save money. It’s not true that setting the heat pump to the maximum will heat the room faster. It will just use more energy.
Have your heat pump cleaned and serviced regularly, especially before the winter season.
Set a timer – a sensible way to heat the house before you get home or before you get out of bed in the morning.

For more information about heat pumps, contact the heat pump experts at or call 602 272 911.