It is 27 degrees F outside and my thermostat is set at 68 F. Currently my
HVAC unit (air forced heat pump) is pushing out 76 F. I'm using a
thermometer that is usually in my refrigerator.
Should I have someone check my refrigerant?
Thanks in advance.
If it's 27F where you are right now, in the 3'rd week of November, I
question why you have a heat pump instead of a natural-gas fired
Did you have this heat pump last winter? How cold was the outside temp
If the message time was correct (around midnight) that is not too cold for
this time of year in many places that use air based heat pumps. I live in
the middle of North Carolina and it hit around that last night. Have a heat
pump and are very happy with the cost to run it. It does not usually stay
that low for many days in the winter.
I used to live in a house that was half the size of the one I am in now that
had a gas fired system. The gas bill alone was more than the total electric
bill is in this house. I do have to admitt it is beter insulated.
Now if that is in the middle of the day, then it might be a very cold area
of the country and not too good for a heat pump.
This seems to be an unusual temperature patern . It was about 26 deg F this
morning, but 55 deg at 3 PM. It is suspose to get to 70 or slightly above
in a few days. I moved in this house about 7 years ago and it has a
fireplace. I want to just use it when the family is over for Thanksgiving
and Christmas. Sofar, I have only done that twice at Christmas. Just too
hot in the house for it. A good number of years ago, it was abut 7 deg F on
Christmas, but that is also unusual for this part of the country.
Sofar summer or winter, the temperature has never been more than one deg off
on the heat pump thermostat. That is unless I have it for heat and set for
70 and it gets several deg above that due to the sun heating things up. The
heat pump is not running during that time. It is a manual switch over from
heat to cool.
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