10:50 ______________________________________________________________________ What is the best way to operate a heat pump in cold climates to save on the electric bill? At a certain temperature should you switch over to emergency heat? What temperature is that? Does it make more sense to keep the temperature at a constant the entire day or should you cut it back when not there? Any tips on saving a little dough? Replies: Intercooler “Re(1):Best way to use a heat pump to save cos” , posted Fri 31 Dec 13:58 ______________________________________________________________________ My auxillary is the inside electric unit or emergency heat. I know at a certain level it will use it anyways but would switching early at a certain temperature range make more sense? Reading a little bit it seems just keeping the temperature constant is the best way to go. Xenos Webmaster “Re(2):Best way to use a heat pump to save cos” , posted Fri 31 Dec 15:46 ______________________________________________________________________ If you also had gas or Oil available (duel fuel) it would be recomended to have a changover howerver since your full Hydro it dosent. Yes during the coldest days you can hit a point where there is little savings however keeping it running is sometime better than cycling it. Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. Xenos Webmaster “Re(1):Best way to use a heat pump to save cos” , posted Fri 31 Dec 11:30 ______________________________________________________________________ What is your auxillary heat source? If electric keep it running. Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it.