Heat pumps are green and economical, they can heat your home at a reduced cost by drawing heat from the environment (water, air, soil).
However, in order to function, heat pumps use electricity. So how do you minimise your heat pump's consumption and optimise its efficiency? A few tips:
Heat pumps consume less electricity when they have to maintain a constant temperature.
To make sure that you have a comfortable temperature, installers often tend to set the water heating temperature to one that is too high compared to your actual needs.
However, the more your heating water has to reach a high temperature, the more electricity your heat pump consumes and the lower its efficiency.
Heat pumps are often equipped with an electric heater that takes over when the system fails to gather enough heat to heat the water to the desired temperature.
However, this electric heater can quickly increase your electricity consumption. In order to avoid this, ensure that this resistance does not start up automatically (via the thermostat, for example) but must be manually enabled. You then know when it is on and you can monitor its consumption.
Unlike a traditional boiler, there is no obligation to maintain your heat pump regularly (unless it is subject to an environmental permit or EPB air-conditioning regulations).It is nevertheless advisable because a good clean of the system makes it possible to improve performance!
Refer to the manufacturer's instructions to find out how to use the model you have.
To avoid unpleasant surprises, keep an eye on your electricity consumption! This will allow you to quickly notice any anomaly and take immediate action.
By using electricity you produce yourself (power generated by photovoltaic panels for example), you can easily reduce your energy bill while at the same time lowering your ecological footprint.
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