All heat pumps are armed with emergency heat switches. This switch is meant to be utilized as its name implies—in an emergency. The emergency heat switch will turn on a strip, or strips, of electric heat and turn your heat pump off. When the temperature outside drops below 40 degrees, many Holbrook residents will flip the switch in order to warm up. While this will do the job, we don’t recommend it. When your system operates in this emergency mode, it can use a lot of energy and send your energy bills skyrocketing.

Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation advises only flipping on your emergency heat switch if your heat pump has stopped heating your house. When it’s cooler outside and it seems like your heat pump is constantly running, let it do its job. It’s actually much more efficient to let your heat pump run that it would be if your heat pump is working in its emergency mode.

If you notice that your heat pump isn’t keeping up with the cooler weather in Holbrook, it’s wise to give Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation a call. Investing in a backup heating system could save you some expense in the long run. We can install your backup system to work like a dream with your heat pump. So, when the weather is so cold that your heat pump can’t pull warmer air into your home, your thermostat can mechanically switch on your backup heating system. This method will keep your home warm and cozy on chilly days—and you can save your emergency heat switch for true heating emergencies.

If you want to find out more about ways you can supplement your heat pump’s heat supply or find out more about how your heat pump operates, call our experts at 631-460-5159. Our team is happy to help. If it’s more convenient for you, you can also schedule an appointment with us online using our handy scheduler.