air-source heat pumps

January 9, 2014

Understanding How Your Heat Pump and Programmable Thermostat Work Together

A heat pump is an efficient way to condition homes in our Southern climate because temperatures seldom fall below freezing for any great length of time. However, it’s important to realize that when they’re in the heating mode, they work differently than a gas furnace does. Heat pumps rely on heat energy in the outdoor air to heat your home, while a gas furnace uses fuel combustion to create warmth. Sometimes when it’s cold outdoors, heat pumps don’t have enough available […]