Should I Run My Heat Pump All Day? | TF Complete

Should a Heat Pump Run All Day?

Heat pumps will function differently when it’s heating versus cooling.

heat pump Medfield, MA As a homeowner, you are probably attuned to suspicious noises from your HVAC equipment. If you’ve had a boiler, furnace or central air conditioning system, you might be concerned to hear this equipment cycling over and over throughout the day. Constant cycling from traditional heating and cooling systems can indicate an efficiency problem that requires a visit from a service technician.

However, a heat pump is a different type of home comfort system. TF Complete Heating & Cooling employs a team of heat pump experts. In Medfield and across Bristol, Middlesex and Norfolk Counties, we install and service top-quality HVAC systems. In this article, we want to give you an idea of how long your heat pump should normally run at different times of the year.

How does a heat pump warm and cool your home?

Heat pumps move heat between the inside and outside of your home. In the summer, your indoor air handlers absorb heat and move it outside, returning cool air to your home. This is fairly similar to how a central A/C cools you.

In colder seasons, your heat pump draws in heat from outdoor air and transfers it to your home. No new heat is generated in the process.

Do heat pumps run all day in cold weather?

Yes, your heat pump will generally cycle regularly throughout the day when the weather outside is cold. Heat pumps have a “slow and steady” heating process because they are constantly drawing in heat and distributing it to your rooms.

Consequently, the Tom Fricker team typically advises homeowners to set their indoor temperatures in cooler months and leave them be. Don’t attempt to “scale back” your heating overnight.

If you’re thinking of switching from a furnace or boiler system to a heat pump, it’s often a good idea to hold on to your gas- or oil-powered equipment even after the conversion. It can be a vital fall-back option if your heat pump struggles in sub-freezing winter weather.

Should your heat pump run all day in the summer?

Cooling is a different story. Your heat pump should not run all day when it’s in cooling mode. You can also feel free to reduce cooling while you’re asleep, at work or no longer in a certain “zone” of your home.

Contact TF Complete Heating & Cooling if your heat pump is malfunctioning.

Now that summer has arrived, it’s important to check how your heat pump is performing and reach out to our HVAC team if it’s cycling all day or failing to keep your home adequately cooled. It’s also a good idea to reach out to us if you haven’t received annual heat pump maintenance. Yearly service is essential to keeping your HVAC equipment running efficiently and for the longest possible lifespan. If you have a Complete Cooling Plan, the cost of your annual cooling maintenance is included!

Let’s ensure your heat pump is running correctly before the temperatures top out in Massachusetts. Contact us today to request service.

mail Contact us today to schedule a routine maintenance visit. If you need an emergency repair, please call our office right away at 508-507-6702, and we will get to your home as soon as we can.