Heating your home correctly or keeping the heat in can be a problem for many of us. Even more so is keeping your heating costs down.
We’ve got another list of some frequently asked questions that we’ve answered to help you keep warm this winter.
Why is my house so cold even when the heating is on?
Sometimes your house may feel cold even when you have your heating turned on. You might find that one or two rooms are warm while others are still cold. This can be due to a number of factors such as the size of your heating system, blocked ducts in your heat pump, or that your heating system may just need a service.
If your whole home is usually kept warm by your heating system or heat pump, then it is most likely an issue with the system itself. Get a technician in to check your heating system and get it serviced.
On the other hand, if you find your heating system has struggled to heat your whole home you need to check your size. Heat pumps come in different sizes and capacities, talk to a professional about which size is right for your home, or try our online calculator.
Is it cheaper to have your heating on low all the time?
One common myth is that it is cheaper to have your heating or heat pump running all day on low. You should only have your heating on when you need it, otherwise, it will actually cost you more unnecessarily.
If you run your heating all day you are using energy when you really don’t need to. But if your home has good insulation, a couple of hours in the morning and a few hours in the evening should suffice.
If you find that you have to run your heating system or appliance all day just to make your home warm, you should really start thinking about investing in insulation or a better heating system.
Did you know we offer free no-obligation quotes for heating and cooling systems in the Auckland region? Find out more here.
How can I make my house warmer?
There are certainly some basic things you can do to create a warmer home if your heating system or appliances aren’t cutting it.
- Shut your curtains early in the afternoon
- Invest in thermal curtains
- Make sure all your doors and windows are shut
- Block drafts under doors
- Shut off rooms that don’t need to be heated (such as laundries, bathrooms, toilets, etc)
What temperature should I set my heat pump to in winter?
We would advise running your heat pump between 20 and 22 degrees in the winter months.
If you want to keep it on all night you can drop the temp back to 16 to 18 degrees which is normally an average summer night’s temperature.
How do I heat my home fast?
Turning your heat pump up to maximum actually will not heat your room any faster. For example, if you set your temperature to 28°C it will not actually make the room warm up any faster. In fact, it will just use more energy.
Your heat pump will instead attempt to absorb energy to achieve this high temperature, which will actually mean your heat pump has to work harder.
You can set your temperature to a more realistic one such as 18-22 degrees in heating mode (which is a comfortable temperature during winter).
Your heat pump will respond in the most efficient way to reach this temperature quickly and maintain it.
You can use a timer or Mitsubishi Electric’s Wi-Fi control to activate the temperature half an hour before you arrive home, so your home is warm and cosy when you get there.
Do you have more questions about heating your home?
We have a comprehensive blog on our website to help answer all your heat pump questions. If you have any questions or would like to book a free no-obligation quote in the Auckland area then get in touch with one of our friendly team members.
Not only do we install heating systems but we have a range of other services too including maintenance and repair work.
Our team only installs Mitsubishi Electric products because they are the best in our view. The technology, delivery, options, and support are second to none.
If you want to have a chat about Mitsubishi Electric heating systems then we’d be happy to help. Get in touch with us today.