Programmable thermostats are a great way to help cut down energy costs and save money on utility bills. However, many people want to know if they really are effective on heat pumps. So, we asked our expert and owner, Wayne, if using a programmable thermostat for a heat pump is efficient. Here’s what he said:
“In some cases, programming your thermostat for your heat pump makes sense. Modern, high quality thermostats have intelligent recovery to prevent the auxiliary or emergency heat from operating unless absolutely necessary.”
In the past, programmable thermostats could trigger the heat pumps emergency heat unnecessarily, and since it costs more to operate emergency heat, it really cuts into any savings the homeowner would see. So, if you have a heat pump, go ahead and start saving money on your utility bills with a programmable thermostat. Just make sure it’s equipped with intelligent recovery.