During the Winter season, your control component ensures your heat pump generates enough heat to keep your beach house moderate and cozy! Instead of generating heat with a burner flame, your heat pump extracts heat energy from the air outside… But heat pumps concentrate this air and circulate it throughout your home.
To maintain your desired indoor temperature settings, your heat pump may also switch between more than one setting while I was in the Winter season.
The control component may switch your heat pump to auxiliary heat or emergency heat based on the outdoor temperature; when the outside temperature is cold – around 30 or 40 degrees Fahrenheit – your control component will activate auxiliary heat. When the temperature drops below cold, your heat pump will not be able to pull enough heat from the air in time, however auxiliary heat activates the heat strips in your indoor unit, which are your unit’s hourary heat source, similar to auxiliary heat, emergency heat is also manually switched to this setting and then turned off the same way. This option is only applicable if your outdoor component is incapable of generating heat due to a faulty component or a malfunctioning system, and either way, you will need to have it checked by a professional in heating and a/c repair because this setting makes the heat strips the sole source of your house’s heat while the rest of your heat pump is disabled. When hot and cold temperatures drop, the automatic setting should be auxiliary heat… Your heat pump will only activate this if it cannot extract enough heat to keep the indoor temperature comfortable while minimizing demand on its hourary heating strips or electric heating coils. If emergency mode is fully activated, the heat pump function will not be used; your system will instead rely only on its hourary heating strips/electric heating coils. Your utility bills will be higher because these also consume more energy.